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Fisher King (フィッシャーキング, Fisshākingu)
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The Fisher King of Arthurian legends, also known as the Wounded King, is the last in a long line charged with keeping the Holy Grail. Versions of his story vary widely, but he is always wounded in the legs or groin and incapable of moving on his own. In the Fisher King legends, he becomes impotent and unable to perform his task himself, and he also becomes unable to father or support a next generation to carry on after his death. His kingdom suffers as he does, his impotence affecting the fertility of the land and reducing it to a barren wasteland. All he is able to do is fish in the river near his castle, Corbenic, and wait for someone who might be able to heal him. Healing involves the expectation of the use of magic. Knights travel from many lands to heal the Fisher King, but only the chosen can accomplish the feat.
Very little is known of Fisher King's personality but from what is displayed he doesn't appear to be very competent, as he gets confused very easily. Even Death the Kid refers to him as an "idiot", after he avoided an attack by jumping onto one of the train cars that he had just separated moments before.
Towards the end of his life, the Fisher King exhibits a very different side of his personality, and becomes very serious and eerie. For some unknown reason, despite his usually dim-witted portrayal, the Fisher King is aware of an extremely rare, secret pertaining to the connection between Death and Eibon.
He has a tendency to say "fweet" in his sentences and even uses it as his sound of laughter.
Nothing of Fisher King's true features are known, as his actual body shape is concealed by something that resembles a large diving suit, that even has an attached respirator. The suit itself is mainly orange and makes him appear obese, however, both the black arms and legs are much more slender. The large extension from the top of his mask ends in a large fish hook, that attaches to the top of the suit, resulting in it being pulled up.
Pole Launcher: His choice of weapon, the Fisher King holds a weaponized fishing rod-like launcher in which can fire shots powerful enough for Death the Kid to consider it being "no joke". It can also fire a hook and be cast like that of a fishing rod.
Other Skills and Abilities
Casting: True to the his nature, Fisher King can also cast with his Pole Launcher. He can use this to hook onto other objects.
The Fisher King, having been sent by Arachnophobia to take the Eternal Spring from the Runaway Express, hooks onto the train and proclaims the tool to be his as well as telling Death the Kid he's too slow. As he head towards the Demon Tool at the front of the train, he spots both Kid and his weapons outside the train using Beelzebub and open fires at the Meister/Weapon trio. His focused is skewered from one of Mizune 's bombs. He takes cover when Patty erratically shoots at him. When the trio are distracted, he gets ahead and attempts to split the train cars but ends up dodging Mizune's Beam Whiskers and lands on the other side. Realizing his error, he casts and hooks himself back to the proper train car, but find Liz, Patty, and Kid having grabbed onto him
When crashing into the train car, he jumps ahead of the trio and began shooting his rockets erratically. He's then disarmed as Mizune destroys his weapon and Death the Kid then quickly defeats the assassin. As Kid claims the Eternal Spring and calls it evil, he tells Kid the Demon Tool was created by the "Great Sorcerer", Eibon. When Kid is critical about him assumes he's a villain, Fisher King claims he's the same as Death. When Kid takes insult to the claim, he learns he's Death's son and eerily urges him to open the box within the Eternal Spring and to look behind a plate, being aware of the Death and Eibon's signature being on the Demon Tool. Before he could answer's Kid's questions on it's significance, he's killed by Sid Barrett.
- In Chapter 31 (Page 129/141 in the Volume 8 Yen Press book), the Fisher King's taunt about the "tasting" his "rod and tackle" as he shoots Kid with his Pole Launcher sound more blatantly sexual in Japanese, where the line is "sao to toama" (literally "fishing pole and balls").