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Tier
B+

Rider
4
4
2
4
3
Attribute
Human
Alignment
Neutral Good
Max HP 11,880
HP Rank
Max ATK 8,730
ATK Rank
Base Atk1,455Base HP1,900
Max Atk 8,730 Max HP 11,880
Lvl 100 Atk 10,570 Lvl 100 HP 14,404
Lvl 120 Atk 12,411 Lvl 120 HP 16,929
NP per Hit (%) 0.53%
NP when Attacked (%) 3%
Star Absorption 205
Star Generation per Hit 8.8%

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Servant Skills

Summer Night Black Widow EX

Inflict NP Seal on a single enemy (1 turn).
Decrease DEF for a single enemy (3 turns).

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Lvl12345678910
NP Seal Chance + 50% 55% 60% 65% 70% 75% 80% 85% 90% 100%
DEF - 20% 21% 22% 23% 24% 25% 26% 27% 28% 30%
CD 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 6

Available from the start

Bizarre Hobby (Summer) C++

Decrease Debuff Resist for a single enemy (1 turn).
Inflict Skill Seal on a single enemy (1 turn).
Decrease Arts Resist for a single enemy (1 turn).

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Debuff Res - 50% 55% 60% 65% 70% 75% 80% 85% 90% 100%
Arts Res - 20% 21% 22% 23% 24% 25% 26% 27% 28% 30%
CD 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 5

Unlocks after 1st Ascension

Literary Maiden (Summer) A

Increase NP Gauge per turn (3 turns).
Gain Critical Stars.

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Lvl12345678910
NP Per Turn + 10% 11% 12% 13% 14% 15% 16% 17% 18% 20%
Stars + 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 20
CD 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 5

Unlocks after 3rd Ascension

Append Skills

Anti-Alter Ego (ATK Up)

Deal extra Special ATK damage to [Alter Ego] class enemies.

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Lvl12345678910
Special ATK +20%21%22%23%24%25%26%27%28%30%

Class Skills

Riding B+

Increase your Quick Card effectiveness by 9%.

Noble Phantasm

Sotohrihime, Spider's Conduct B

Deal damage to a single target.
60% Chance to Decrease NP Gauge for a single enemy by 1.

<Overcharge>

Decrease Arts Resist for a single enemy (3 turns).

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Sotohrihime, Spider's Conduct

衣通郎姫・蜘蛛行

Rank Classification Hit-Count
B Anti-Unit 3
Effect

Deal damage to a single target.
60% Chance to Decrease NP Gauge for a single enemy by 1.

Level 1 2 3 4 5
900% 1200% 1350% 1425% 1500%
60% 60% 60% 60% 60%
Overcharge Effect

Decrease Arts Resist for a single enemy (3 turns).

Charge 100% 200% 300% 400% 500%
20% 25% 30% 35% 40%
Sotohrihime, Spider's Conduct (Upgrade 1) B+

Upgrades after Rank Up 1. (Not available, ETA 8/2024)

Deal damage to a single target.
Deal 150% supereffective bonus damage to [Earth] attribute enemies.
60% Chance to Decrease NP Gauge for a single enemy by 1.

<Overcharge>

Decrease Arts Resist for a single enemy (3 turns).

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Sotohrihime, Spider's Conduct (Upgrade 1)

衣通郎姫・蜘蛛行

Rank Classification Hit-Count
B+ Anti-Unit 3
Effect

Deal damage to a single target.
Deal 150% supereffective bonus damage to [Earth] attribute enemies.
60% Chance to Decrease NP Gauge for a single enemy by 1.

Level 1 2 3 4 5
1200% 1500% 1650% 1725% 1800%
60% 60% 60% 60% 60%
150% 150% 150% 150% 150%
Overcharge Effect

Decrease Arts Resist for a single enemy (3 turns).

Charge 100% 200% 300% 400% 500%
20% 25% 30% 35% 40%

Assorted Info

ID 291
Cost 12
Gender Female
Growth Linear
Inst. Death Chance 35.00%
Damage Distribution Quick 10,20,30,40
Damage Distribution Arts 10,20,30,40
Damage Distribution Buster 33,67
Damage Distribution Extra 10,20,30,40
Damage Distribution NP 16,33,51

Attack / HP Growth

Stat Ratings

Interlude Quests

Quest Requirements Reward
Rank Up 1 (ETA: 8/2024)
Chapter Completion: Fuyuki

Ascension: 4

Bond: 0

✔ = Available ✖ = Unavailable

Ascension Materials

StageCostMaterials
2
50,000
3
150,000
4
500,000
Max
1,500,000

Skill Enhancement Materials

LevelCostMaterials
1 → 2 100,000
2 → 3 200,000
3 → 4 600,000
4 → 5 800,000
5 → 6 2,000,000
6 → 7 2,500,000
7 → 8 5,000,000
8 → 9 6,000,000
9 → 10 10,000,000

Append Skill Materials

LevelCostMaterials
1 → 2 100000
2 → 3 200000
3 → 4 600000
4 → 5 800000
5 → 6 2000000
6 → 7 2500000
7 → 8 5000000
8 → 9 6000000
9 → 10 10000000

Total Materials Required

Ascension
Skill
Append Skill
Asc + Skill
Total

Costume Dress Materials

Costume Cost Materials
April Fool's 0

Bond CE

Bond Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Bond Pts Req. 3,000 6,125 6,125 6,125 6,125 262,500 290,000 300,500 309,500 315,000
Recommended Books for Chaldean Summer

When equipped on Murasaki Shikibu (Rider),
Increase all allies Arts cards effectiveness by 10% and NP Generation by 10% while she is on the field.

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Overview

“That's right, this is a literary girl's appearance. ...Why the crutch and eyepatch, you ask?”

Never underestimate the power of a girl on crutches, so says Murasaki Shikibu. And we certainly won’t, with her Single Target Arts Noble Phantasm destined to wreak havoc to her enemies. Masters will surely want her as a top-flight boss killer.

Murasaki is made to destroy bosses. By using her Summer Night Black Widow EX and Bizarre Hobby (Summer) C++ she has the full kit to debilitate a boss with NP seals, Skill seals, and Debuff resistance downs. She also is great in getting her Noble Phantasm up thanks to Literary Maiden (Summer) A’s charges and her Arts-based Noble Phantasm. In fact, she’s capable of doing two Noble Phantasms in a row with the right setup. Even without the double Noble Phantasm, she does have decent damage.

While she is a good burst boss killer, that comes at the cost of her other capabilities. Her sustained damage is quite poor. She also has poor survivability in a longer battle. Her Critical abilities are also close to nil despite having a heavy Rider star weight.

Murasaki should be used against Caster bosses, especially those with break bars, to take advantage of her spread NP gain and stacking Arts Resist debuffs. She also should be used because a girl on crutches shouldn’t be left alone!

Strengths

Boss Debilitator

Murasaki’s utility is through the roof. She comes loaded with a skill seal, a Noble Phantasm seal skill, a Debuff Resistance down skill, and her Noble Phantasm reduces the enemy gauge by one (60% chance). Murasaki offers solutions for a multitude of situations!

Decent NP Charge

Thanks to her third skill, Murasaki charges 20% per turn. This would enable her to have a 40% gauge on turn 3 (or 60% with an append skill) and with supports or CEs, could easily hit the full gauge amount. 

Good Burst Damage

Murasaki is capable of decreasing an enemy’s Arts Resist and Defense, which acts the same way as a multiplicative Arts up and Attack up but just against that one enemy. Her overcharge also decreases Arts Resist, making it possible to do more damage each turn against an enemy if she can get her Noble Phantasm off multiple times.

Weaknesses

Terrible Criticals

Mursaki has no skills to boost her Critical hits, and her preferred supports do not have them either. Despite this, she hogs all the stars, using them suboptimally. A team constructed around Murasaki will have to be Noble Phantasm or bust.

Poor Sustain

After getting off her Noble Phantasm bursts, Murasaki has little left in the tank. Without Criticals, and with her Arts Down on her second skill only lasting one turn, she’s not going to consistently perform afterwards. 

Low Durability

Similar to most summer servants of 2022, Murasaki has no way of defending herself. With middling HP levels, a lack of hard counters, and no defense up boosts, she’s going to take whatever hits the enemy throws at her. She may not last too long without support.

Level Up Skill Recommendation

Skill Priority
Summer Night Black Widow EX

Inflict NP Seal on a single enemy (1 turn).
Decrease DEF for a single enemy (3 turns).

Show Info
Lvl12345678910
NP Seal Chance + 50% 55% 60% 65% 70% 75% 80% 85% 90% 100%
DEF - 20% 21% 22% 23% 24% 25% 26% 27% 28% 30%
CD 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 6
Bizarre Hobby (Summer) C++

Decrease Debuff Resist for a single enemy (1 turn).
Inflict Skill Seal on a single enemy (1 turn).
Decrease Arts Resist for a single enemy (1 turn).

Show Info
Lvl12345678910
Debuff Res - 50% 55% 60% 65% 70% 75% 80% 85% 90% 100%
Arts Res - 20% 21% 22% 23% 24% 25% 26% 27% 28% 30%
CD 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 5
Literary Maiden (Summer) A

Increase NP Gauge per turn (3 turns).
Gain Critical Stars.

Show Info
Lvl12345678910
NP Per Turn + 10% 11% 12% 13% 14% 15% 16% 17% 18% 20%
Stars + 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 20
CD 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 5

Muraski’s first two skills are her utility skills, meant primarily to debilitate a boss and boost up damage against them. Her third skill is her charge, and what primarily makes her work as a boss looper. Masters looking to loop with her will want to raise her second and third skills to max right away. Masters looking for just damage should still raise her third skill to max. Her first skill could be left at level 9.

  • Summer Night Black Widow EX is Murasaki’s NP seal and provides an extended defense down reduction. Masters either use this just as an enemy is about to unleash a Noble Phantasm, or before Murasaki is. Scaling increases the Defense down amount, so this could safely be left at level 9 and left for last.
  • Bizarre Hobby (Summer) C++ is Murasaki’s Skill Seal and Debuff Resistance down for enemies. This is sometimes useful for Servants with 50% HP triggered skills with devastating effects. More frequently it is used offensively for its Arts Down capability, increasing damage and refund for loopers. This should be leveled to either level 9 for non-loopers, or 10 for loopers.
  • Literary Maiden (Summer) A is Murasaki’s charge, giving 20% a turn. While it does give a collection of stars the first turn, these rarely see use as Murasaki will hog them all with no Critical capacity. As charge increases by level this should always be leveled first and to max.

Craft Essence Recommendation

At the heart of it, Murasaki is still a damage dealer, making her Noble Phantasm selection the standard of NP Damage Up for the most damage, Mixed Starting Gauge / Damage for easier accessible to Noble Phantasms, or Starting Gauge for immediate access. She also benefits damage-wise from her Noble Phantasm’s overcharge, so a Overcharge Boost CE could also come in handy.

  • The Black Grail: As with most Servants, a Black Grail provides the largest increase to NP damage. 
  • Battle Olympia / Painting Summer / Mission Start / Holy Night Supper / Golden Sumo: Boulder Tournament: For any Master who still has it, Battle Olympia not only provides damage increases and Arts increases, but also a 60% starting gauge. With Murasaki’s 20% per turn charge, this guarantees a full gauge turn 3 without supports. The other CEs are also great for increases damage and providing some gauge but will require support or card luck.
  • Kaleidoscope / The Imaginary Element / Dragon’s Meridian: All Servants benefit from a high starting gauge and Murasaki is no exception.
  • One Who Wishes for Salvation / Devilish Bodhisattva: Murasaki’s Overcharge will provide extra Arts Resistance down for the enemy of her choosing. By boosting this up, it will increase her damage over time. Devilish Bodhisattva one offers this one time, but comes with a 60% charge with the same effect of Battle Olympia.

Gameplay Tips

While Murasaki alone is notably formidable, a Murasaki with a skill 2 append and a double Castoria is a force to be reckoned with. In a 3-wave stage with a large break bar boss in wave 3, pop her skill 3 wave 1 to generate 20% per turn. On turn 3 with a 20% Append skill, this is 60% gauge. Use Castoria’s skills 2 and 3 on her and pop Murasaki’s skill 1 and 2. This will refund 21% gauge. She’ll generate 20% from her skill 3, and Castoria’s can then supply the remaining 60% for a second Noble Phantasm. Note this only works against Casters.

Also of note: Murasaki is one of the rare Servants with a Single Target Noble Phantasm and an Append Skill giving bonus damage against Alter Egos. Masters may want to roll multiple copies of her to take advantage of this.

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Other Info

Release Date 08/2022
AKA/Alias/Nicknames
Country/Place of Origin
Illustrator Honjou Raita
Seiyuu (CV) Kayano Ai
Series Fate/Grand Order

Parameters

STR
E
END
C
AGL
D
MP
B
LUK
A+
NP
C

Profile

Character Info

A widow wrapped in a dark swimsuit. The whispers on her lips are mysterious, cold, and put one in mind of something genuinely eerie. Will anyone survive this summer journey...?

...While that's the impression the outfit gives, Rider Murasaki Shikibu is not in any way the mastermind behind anything. She is...

"A bewitching widow in a black swimsuit."
"A mysterious girl in a sailor uniform."
"A woman in the kind of retro swimsuit idols used to wear back in the day."

This summer, Murasaki Shikibu chooses to appear in various forms and outfits, and they are all simply guises. She's basically dressing up to suit each of these personas for fun.

Honestly, she's just cosplaying.

Profile 1

Height/Weight: 163cm, 51kg
Origin: History
Region: Japan
Alignment: Neutral-Good
Gender: Female
A Chaldea Summer Reading Program is happening right now at the underground library.

Profile 2

Summer Night Black Widow: EX
A skill that greatly relates to her First Ascension form. A widow who suspiciously smiles in the summer night...also known as a black widow! Dressed as a mysterious proprietress of a mansion straight from a mystery novel, she looks like the culprit in any number of mystery books, but she's absolutely nothing of the sort. She's just enjoying cosplaying.

As a side note, Murasaki Shikibu isn't really aware that she's cosplaying, and she will immediately get flustered if someone points it out.

Profile 3

Literary Maiden (Summer): A
Summer Murasaki Shikibu has been especially engrossed in stories about summer. Whether science-fiction or a period piece, as long it has to do with summer, she will read it all. She even extensively read detective and horror novels set during the summer, and ultimately summer Murasaki Shikibu has become rather sensitive to mystery and horror tropes.

She does also have some knowledge of movies, but for some reason her knowledge is limited to horror movies between the 80s and 90s. (Apparently she had a "mentor" in Chaldea who taught her everything about horror movies.)

It's a skill that is closely related to her Third Ascension. After being exposed to many old movies, summer Murasaki Shikibu began to show interest in Japanese idols from the Showa era, especially those in summer outfits, thinking they are the style of this age.

Profile 4

Bizarre Hobby (Summer): C++
A skill that is closely related to her Second Ascension form. After immersing herself in mystery and horror novels, summer Murasaki Shikibu was heard to say, "I see, so this is yet another type of summer attire of this time..." She then gained a unique fashion style.

This is why she carries crutches around even though she never sprained her leg, and she's in bandages even though she's not really hurt. Everyone asks her if she's okay when they see her, and Murasaki Shikibu always carefully explains her entire ensemble. Each time, she ultimately (and unintentionally) convinces the listener that she's just cosplaying.

Profile 5

[Sotohrihime, Spider's Conduct]
Rank: B
NP Type: Anti-Personnel
Range: 1 - 50
Maximum Targets: 1

A poem composed with heartfelt sentiment. Channeling the poem by Sotohrihime, who was touted as one of the three gods of Japanese poetry, this is a type of summoning Noble Phantasm that temporarily manifests demons.

"My beloved is sure to visit me tonight, for the spider is weaving its web between the roots of the bamboo grass."

The spider in the original poem has absolutely nothing to do with the tsuchigumo demon spider... But upon her True Name revelation, a subspecies of the tsuchigumo that Abe-no-Seimei, her master in onmyoudou, once sealed is summoned to rush the target. During its attack, Murasaki Shikibu mounts this tsuchigumo, which is likely why her Spirit Origin turned out to be a Rider class.

It is said that this Noble Phantasm is more effective on those who are in love or have affection for others, and it's not as effective on those who never knew love or affection.

Profile 6

As a result of reading various stories that had to do with summer, Murasaki Shikibu became somewhat knowledgeable about mysteries, horror novels, and even horror movies. So once summer comes to an end, she should effortlessly return to the normal Murasaki Shikibu the librarian. At least that is the assumption...

But maybe she actually likes wearing these outfits. She may even want to wear them forever. Obviously it wouldn't be her usual, but maybe she might change in the privacy of her own home, behind the reception desk, or somewhere in the depths of the underground library. And if you happen to catch her wearing her outfit, try telling her that "there's no need to hold back, so go ahead and wear them like normal." That will surely make her happy. But if you say, "there's no need to hold back, so go ahead and cosplay if you like," you will hear her adamantly deny that she is cosplaying.

Voice Lines

Battle Start 1 Let's change the mood and head out.
Battle Start 2 Perhaps I will be of some help in this Spirit Origin...
Battle Start 3 Please be gentle with me...
Skill 1 It is foreshadowed here...
Skill 2 Summer is called the season of encounters.
Skill 3 And thus, the case begins...
Command Card 1 Understood.
Command Card 2 Is that how it is?
Command Card 3 My, my!
Noble Phantasm Card 1 Now I will recite the poem.
Noble Phantasm Card 2 Tsuchigumo, it's your turn.
Noble Phantasm Card 3 I shall humbly do so...
Attack 1 Ei!
Attack 2 Heave-ho!
Attack 3 Fufufufu♪
Attack 4 Like this...ei!
Attack 5 Just like that.
Attack 6 Ei, ei!
Extra Attack 1 What I should have done...
Extra Attack 2 ...the morning glory.
Noble Phantasm 1 My beloved is sure to visit me tonight, for the spider is weaving its web between the roots of the bamboo grass.
Sotohrihime, Spider's Conduct.
Noble Phantasm 2 Tsuchigumo, please come forth and do Lord Seimei's bidding.
Sotohrihime, Spider's Conduct.
Damage 1 How unreasonable...!
Damage 2 It hurts...
Damage 3 Hawawawa...
Damage 4 Ouch!
Incapacitated 1 That's right, I am...not the culprit...
Incapacitated 2 The new issue...isn't ready...
Incapacitated 3 Ah, I just had a flash of inspiration...
Victory 1 This Spirit Origin is easy to move around!
Victory 2 I can keep on going.
Victory 3 Fufufu...so amusing!
Victory 4 Truly emotional...no, I did not say anything.
Level up 1 I'm full of energy, yes!
Level up 2 I'm full of inspiration, yes!
Ascension 1 Fufufu. My appearance has changed.
Now this is Murasaki Shikibu, literary girl style.
Hm? Why yes, literary girl.
...Crutches? Eye patch?
Oh, these are all just props for show, but I thought it fit the whole literary girl style.
Eh? No?
Ascension 2 I've ascended. Now we're one step closer to my third Ascension form.
Ascension 3 I have ascended!
What do you think, Master? I am wearing something fit to be a modern-day summer outfit...
Eh? The theme is unclear? Huh? Um...well, you see...
I hear this is supposed to be a swimsuit worn by Japanese idols during the Showa era...at least that's what I found in Chaldea's database...
Eh? Did I make some sort of mistake...?
Ascension 4 Changing one's appearance is very fun.
I never thought I would be able to change my appearance so many times in a single summer.
...U-um... I-I just realized this, but...
I do hope Master didn't need to expend so much magical energy because of all of my transformations...?
Bond Level 1 I don't know how to say this, but I have noticed that modern summer outfits expose a great deal of skin. And while it is embarrassing, Fujiwara-no-Kaoruko will stay strong on this matter!
Bond Level 2 The summer me not only pores over books, but I also enjoy watching movies.
Fufufu...leave it to me. I've gone through every summer classic there is.
Bond Level 3 Are you asking what kind of movies I've watched? Fufufu...well you see...
I've watched a majority of horror movies from the 80s...oh, and Spanish horror movies as well!
Eh? Aren't they summer staples...? They are, but they're a little past their prime? I-is that so...?
Bond Level 4 I must admit...in watching these movies, I've noticed that the men and women in these films are just flat-out i-i-i-intimate with each other! I suppose audiences in modern times enjoy watching such...b-bold and g-graphic scenes...
Come again?
Films of that kind are declining in popularity these days? I see...is that so? This is very complicated...
Bond Level 5 Master...
I had a lot a fun.
Servant Murasaki Shikibu can wholeheartedly say that she enjoyed spending summer in this modern age. But now, it's about time I reopen the underground library that I closed during this season. I must also say goodbye to this Spirit Origin.
But...
Fufu...technically I still have a bit more time, so perhaps I will enjoy summer until the very end.
Conversation 1 Come, let's go on a trip and do some research. What mysteries await us in modern day summer? I'm so excited...
Conversation 2 Yes...my appearance may have changed, but I am still the same. I am still your Servant, Murasaki Shikibu.
My librarian job is...well, is out on summer vacation. Let's leave it at that.
Conversation 3 Master. I would appreciate it very much if you would teach me about summer in the modern world. I'm counting on you.
Conversation 4 (Minamoto-no-Raikou (Lancer)) Lord Raikou!
I have also changed my appearance, just like you! Wh-what do you think...? (Anxious)
Conversation 5 (Sakata Kintoki, Sakata Kintoki (Rider)) Kintoki, how do you do?
...Kintoki? Whatever is the matter, Kintoki? Oh, my outfit? Why yes, it's based on modern designs.
Kintoki? Wh-why are you averting your gaze?
Conversation 6 (Tawara Touta) Ah! Lord Fujiwara-no-Hidesato...I mean, Lord Tawara Touta!
Eh...? I-I look good in my outfit, you say? Thank you very much! Wow! I was praised by Lord Hidesato!
Conversation 7 (Sei Shounagon) Wh-what is it? What do you want, Nagik...I mean, Sei Shounagon?
I-I-I-I most definitely did not choose to wear modern outfits because I was thinking of you! It's true! That's the truth!
Conversation 8 (Gaius Julius Caesar) Lord Caesar, um...I do believe it's past time you went back home. I see Cleopatra over there and...well...she's...
Conversation 9 (Osakabehime (Archer)) Osakabehime, please take a look! I'm also in a summer outfit!
Likes I've been absorbed in reading summer literature, and I see that it's a very fascinating topic.
Um...yes. I do enjoy reading it.
However, I cannot help but notice that every story I read includes someone losing their lives, or some sort of strange phenomenon or creature showing up...
Eh? It's because I'm only reading detective and horror-themed books? I-is that so? Awawawawa...
Dislikes What I dislike...?
There are a few genres that I tend to stay away from...but I cannot think of anything I would say I dislike.
About the Holy Grail The Holy Grail... I know. How about using a goblet in one of the mystery tricks?
Hmmm...I'm this close to thinking up something really good...
During an Event Come, let's go on a trip do some research. It doesn't matter if we go to the mountains or lake...to the sea or river...I would be happy to accompany you.
Birthday Happy birthday, Master.
Now, if you do not mind, may I recite a poem for you? It's not anything special, but I would very much appreciate it if you would accept it as a gift to celebrate your birth.
Summon Servant, Murasaki Shikibu.
I have changed into a Rider Class for the season. I do hope I will be able to pen wonderful memories of the summer. I'm very pleased to meet you.
Bond Level 1 (Asc 1/2) I should be able to hide some skin with this outfit.
Fufufu...I think it's very fitting.
But the unnecessary eye patch and crutches make it difficult to move around.
Bond Level 2 (Asc 1/2) Somebody is...going to die...
Oh, pardon me. I was just thinking of a phrase that would be fitting for this outfit, and then I inadvertently blurted out that line...

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