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|“||Everything will begin once more from Genesis, and a planet without the concept of "death" will be made. That is our great undertaking. We did not destroy mankind out of hatred.||„|
|“||Numerous Demon Gods have burned to ashes. The Temple is destroyed, too. Following my own annilation, the Human Order Incineration Ritual shall be destroyed as well. However, I shall never give in until the battle has its victor. Start now, the Master from Chaledea. Your victory shall be burned down by my own hands.||„|
|~ Goetia as the Human King, before his final battle against the Protagonist.|
Goetia, also known as King Solomon, the King of Demon Gods, the King of Magic, Beast I and the Grand Caster, is the overall main antagonist of Fate/Grand Order: Observer on Timeless Temple, a posthmous antagonist in Epic of Remnants, and a supporting protagonist in Cosmos in the Lostbelt.
Goetia is the First Beast from the Evils of Humanity, representing Pity (as in "the sheer arrogance of people pitying and being disappointed in other people"). He is the mastermind behind the seven Orders and the attacks on humanity. He's also the one behind the attacks on the Human Order.
- In the Japanese version, he is voiced by Tomokazu Sugita, who also voiced all of Demon Pillars and Professor Lev Lainur in the same game.
- While disguising as Solomon/Grand Caster, Goetia is co-voiced by both Tomokazu Sugita and Kenichi Suzumura, with the latter also voiced Dr. Roman and the real Solomon in the same game.
- In the anime's English dub, he is voiced by Jalen K. Cassell, who also voiced the aforementioned Professor Lev.
Observer on Timeless Temple
London: The Death World in the City of Demonic Fog
In his "Solomon" disguise, Goetia appears as the main antagonist of London Chapter, revealing himself to be the one behind the whole Singularity, who Makiri Zolgen, Charles Babbage and Paracelsus served.
After the defeat of Nikola Tesla and Artoria Alter, Goetia appeard under his disguise as Solomon and faces Ritsuka Fujimaru's party with four Demon Gods, eliminating Shakespeare, Kintoki and Tamamo no Mae. Goetia/"Solomon" nearly kills Mordred, but she was saved by Andersen, who confronts Goetia/"Solomon" about the origin of the Holy Grail War system.
Goetia/Solomon confirms Andersen's theories, revealing himself to be Grand Caster, before killing Anderson. After killing Anderson, Goetia/"Solomon" then decides to retreat, as he doesn't see Chaldea as a real threat, saying they were never even worthy of his attention in the first place, before he left.
Babylonia: The Absolute Frontline in the War Against the Demonic Beasts
In the seventh Singularity, Goetia (as "Solomon") is revealed to be the overarching antagonist in Babylonia Chapter, largely due to being the mastermind who released Tiamat from her imprisonment.
Salomon: The Grand Time Temple
In the final chapter, Chaldea eventually discovered the trace of "Solomon" and his Time Temple. Goetia's power caused the Demon Pillars appearing everywhere in Chaledea, forcing Ritsuka and their friends set out to fight against them in order to eliminate them all.
During Chaldea's skirmish on the Time Temple, as the final showdown started, Goetia/"Solomon" was implored by Baal to activate Ars Almadel Salomonis to eliminate the Heroic Spirits. However, Goetia/"Solomon" revealed that more will only come, and states that all the Heroic Spirit could be removed only after killing Ritsuka Fujimaru, who was the Master of Chaledea and thus the Heroic Spirits' only connection to the Singularity.
Later, Goetia/"Solomon" is confronted by Ritsuka Fujimaru and Mash Kyrielight. Goetia explained to them about both his Noble Phantasms and his plan to use the Magical Energy from humanity's destruction to power his true goal. He then went on to kill Ritsuka in order to remove the Heroic Spirits, but he is blocked by Mash. Ritsuka and his Heroic Spirits marched on and defeated Goetia's Grand Caster form.
After his Grand Caster form is defeated once again, Goetia was impressed with Ritsuka and Mash's resilience. Then, Goetia revealed his true form and his idenitity as the Beast I in front of the Chaledea Crew, starting another battle. During their fight, Goetia attempted to convince Mash to join him in creating a world where death no longer existed. However, Mash declined and resolved to reject Goetia and his view of life. Disappointed, Goetia unleased his final Noble Phantasm, Ars Almadel Salomonis, at Mash and Ritsuka, but she uses Lord Camelot to protect Ritsuka at the cost of her own life.
The death of Mash devastated Ritsuka. Knowing how Ritsuka must feel he allows them to punch him, though he expresses that they will be destroyed when that happens. However, Dr. Roman/Romani Archaman interrupted them both and revealed his identity as the real King Solomon, much to Goetia's disdained shock.
Expressing that Solomon was too late to stop him, Goetia prepared to kill him, but Solomon activated Ars Nova, removing Goetia's immortality and sacrificing himself. After saying his final goodbye to Ritsuka, Solomon/Dr. Roman eventually faded from existence forever.
Though initially shocked at Solomon destroying his own existence, Goetia quickly becomes enraged and prepares to kill everyone, but he was weakened so much that his Beast form was destroyed once more. After Goetia's apparent defeat, the Demon Pillars and the Time Temple began to collapse. Goetia was then dealt a seemingly final blow by Ritsuka with their Command Spell.
However, later during Ritsuka's escape, Goetia revealed he had survived Ritsuka's Command Spell and suddenly appeared before them to prevent their escape, stating that they would perish together. Under this state, Goetia has transformed himself into Human King Goetia, a humanoid being made of Goetia's essence possessing what remained of Solomon's smoldering corpse. Goetia lamented that all of his plans have failed due to Roman/Solomon's sacrifice, but stated he started to understand humans thanks to his now limited existence.
Ultimately, Goetia decided to use the last ounce of his energy to kill Ritsuka, even if knowing that the act was meaningless and his defeat was imminent. Unsurprisingly, the final form of Goetia proved to be much weaker and eventually got destroyed. After this final confrontation, Goetia accepted his defeat, stating that the briefness of human life is surprisingly interesting. Then, Goetia vanished alongside the rest of Solomon's corpse.
After the apparent death of Goetia, Chaledea along with the Human Order is restored, with Mash coming back to life. However, Fou loses his sentinence after his Authority of the Beast was removed, while the Chaledea's beloved Dr. Roman, also known as Solomon, vanished forever after giving his final moment to save humanity.
Cosmos in the Lostbelt
In Moonlight/Lostroom OVA, Goetia is mentioned by Galahad when he abandoned Ritsuka and Mash. Galahad blames the protagonist entirely for the current crisis of the Alien God and the Lostbelts. Galahad claimed that Goetia's defeat directly caused the rise of the Crypters, and eventually he broke his tie with Ritsuka and Mash. Galahad makes it clear that he was only helping them because of the Command Spell forcing him to, and even then, he made it clear he will continue to defy the Protagonist at every turn.
Cosmos in the Lostbelt
|“||The roots of Fantasy Trees will fall. The signal from heaven shall be cut off. The plane on Earth turns into solid ice. This planet has already left alone. This planet will turn into nothingness after they filtrating the alternate histories and starting an invasion. The rightful order has been lost. There's no Hero Spirit that guards humanity. The allies will fade and die. In this world, YOU are the real Evil of Humanity! However, on the point of survial, there's no superiority or inferiority between good and evil. If all of you don't ever give up, just act like before. Even if everything turned into nothingness, you'll still desire its survival! Fools, screech with all your might! Be remorseless over the faulty you accumulate. Be in debt for your responsility and eventually, fill your heart with hope. The battle for humanity is just begun.||„|
|~ Goetia (under the persona of Solomon) to the protagonist, prophecizing the war in Lostbelts in the preview trailer of Cosmos in the Lostbelt.|
It was widely presumed that Goetia is still alive somewhere, since there was a mysterious fighter who was mentioned in both Russian Lostbelt and Nordic Lostbelt, helping the Chaledean Crew and Lostbelt citizens, but he never mentioned his name. Before reaching the Chinese Lostbelt, Mash felt a similar feelings of warmth she felt in Norse Lostbelt, which hinted that Goetia was chasing the Shadow Boarder from behind.
It is implied that Goetia was following the Shadow Boarder into the Lostbelts and fending off the allies of Crypters in his own way, and if that's true, still his intentions are unknown yet.
Atlantis: Ocean in the Age of TitansThe aforementioned mysterious man appeared as a pivotal ally in the two-part Greek Lostbelt. In the Atlantic Lostbelt, he had conversed with Miyamoto Musashi and stated that he could not forsee her future, and dissing the Chaldea crew that they were too foolish to bring such a crew into an ocean like the Atlantic Lostbelt.
By the climax of the story, the mysterious person managed to rescue the Chaldea crew and revealed himself to be Romani Ackerman in disguise. In his communication, "Doctor" warned the Chaldea crew that there is someone in their group that they cannot trust before he left, possibly hinting Sherlock Holmes.
However, this "Dr. Roman" had orange eyes while the real Dr. Roman had green eyes, thus it was possible that this person was actually Goetia.
Olympus: Interstellar City Mountains
Goetia is the aggregate body of the 72 Ars Goetia demons invented as "a system to efficiently promote proper reason" by King Solomon which had their own free will. They grieved and raged against the relationship between their master and humans, as they wished to conquer the human imperfections King Solomon always ignored.
After Solomon's death, Goetia alongside the Demon Pillars were sealed away in his corpse and awakened to their own self. They took Solomon’s name, considering themselves to be the true King of Magecraft. They embarked on a plan to convert mankind into energy, attempting to reach the origin while making use of all human history, to create a world without death.
Eventually, Goetia himself transformed into a curse that takes action to conquer "the imperfectness of humans" that King Solomon continued to ignore. Taking control over Solomon and the Demon Gods, Goetia began by creating Singularies through fake Holy Grails and instigating the Human Order Incineration Ritual, thus starting the whole game's events.
|“||That's right! That's exactly right! Actually, you lot are even lower than piss! You mean nothing to me. Whether you live or die here is utterly inconsequential. Understand? I'm not overlooking you. You weren't worthy of my attention in the first place!||„|
|~ Goetia (as Solomon) showing disdain to Mordred in London|
However, in spite of severity of his crime, everything Goetia was doing because he genuinely believes it will make mankind happy and prosperous, unaware of how going through with his plan won't produce a better mankind, simply unevolving plants that will never accomplish anything.
Goetia believed so righteously in his goal and convictions that he will never give up to see them through. His main motivation is pity, but it's the kind of pity that comes from arrogantly feeling sorry for others because they aren't as great as he is. Therefore, he shows no remorse about destroying humanity because their lives are so empty and meaningless that ultimately he's doing them a favor.
- The name "Goetia" or "Goëtia" is a practice that includes the conjuration of demons, specifically the ones summoned by the Biblical figure, King Solomon. The use of the term in English largely derives from the 17th-century grimoire The Lesser Key of Solomon, which features an Ars Goetia as its first section. It contains descriptions of the evocation, or "calling out", of 72 demons, famously edited by Aleister Crowley in 1904 as The Book of the Goetia of Solomon the King.
- This article uses material from the Beast I on the TYPE-MOON Wiki and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.
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