Eleven Fatui Harbingers
The Eleven Fatui Harbingers are the leadership members of the Fatui who work under the Cryo Archon, Tsaritsa of Snezhnaya. They are known to wield enormous power with the use of Delusions.
“The sages think themselves to be all-knowing.
But we alone are wise to the virtue in those acts of folly.”
Meet the 11 Members of the Fatui Harbingers
The Harbingers are assigned with numbers, new names and codenames. One solid example is Tartaglia whose original name is Ajax and codename or alias is Childe.
|1||Pierro||The Jester /丑角/道化||Unknown||M|
|5||Pulcinella||The Rooster /公鸡/雄鶏||Unknown||M|
|8||La Signora||The Fair Lady 女士||Cryo / Pyro||F|
|11||Tartaglia||Childe 公子||Hydro (Vision) / Electro (Delusion)||M|
|?||Il Dottore||The Doctor 博士||Unknown||M|
|?||Arlecchino||The Knave 仆人/召使||Unknown||F|
|?||Capitano||The Captain /队长/隊長||Unknown||M|
No one knows how long it has been since all the Fatui Harbingers last gathered.
On this winter night, people donning masks who had just been singing and squabbling, fell silent in mournful meditation.
Only then did the hall join the winter sky in infinite silence.
#1 Pierro, Codename: “The Jester”
The Jester meaning the fool / CN: 丑角 / JP: 道化
VA EN: Richard Tatum / CN: 符冲 / JP: 間宫康弘
Tartaglia says: “He was the first-ever Fatui Harbinger, and today he is our leader. He only appears on important occasions. As for his accomplishments… To be honest, I don’t really care. I owe my loyalty and devotion to the Tsaritsa, no one else. ”
So clearly Pierro “The Jester” is the very first member and leader of the Fatui Harbingersaders, but is not very involved in running the organization. In the teaser video, he mentions they are working to “seize authority from the gods” in the name of Tsaritsa, and he also makes a promise to Signora “your final resting place will be in the entirety of the Old World”. The exact meanings behind these messages are to be unveiled in the future.
In addition, in the teaser video Pierro is seem sharing similar diamond/star/Primogem shaped pupil, as those of Kaeya and Dainsleif, creating a mysterious tie between these men and Khaenriah. They too seem to have a lot of secrets, don’t they? Check the following page for more about their eyes and masked faces.
Besides the above new information, Pierro has been mentioned prominently for a long time in the “Mocking Mask” from the Pale Flame artifact set.
Since my level of learning could not compare with the sages, I failed to earn the favor of the previous ruler.
So too did I fail to stop them from tearing away the veil of sin, ushering in a tide of divine wrath, destruction, and foolishness…
Then I shall become instead a fool, a Fatuus, and devote myself to Her Majesty, who understands my pain…
My name is Pierro, The Jester. Please listen to the words I have to say:
Proud Fatui comrades, I know your hearts harbor both the fires of rage and the cold of eternal winter.
Each one of us has borne witness to the absurd callousness of the foundational principles of this world.
So, let us don our masks in mockery of the world as we go forth and rewrite the rules of destiny.
#5 Pulcinella, Codename: “The Rooster”
The Rooster / CN: 公鸡 / JP: 雄鶏
VA EN: Dave B. Mitchell / CN: 王肖兵 / JP: チョー (長島茂)
#6 Scaramouche, Codename: “Balladeer”
Scaramouche the “Balladeer” is the sixth member of the eleven Fatui Harbingers. He made his first appearance in Version 1.1 during the Unreconciled Stars event and had interaction with Mona, Fischl, the Traveler and Paimon. Scaramouche was responsible for capturing the Electro Archon’s Gnosis in Archon Quests of the Inazuma Chapter.
The story of the Surpassing Cup from Pale Flame artifact set seems to be highly related to Scaramouche’s background as a failed prototype during the development of Raiden Shogun‘s puppet.
Destined to a long life and a hollow will.
He was a transcendent being, divinely created, but he was cast aside like worthless dross.
Yet, due to an error that cannot be known, he roused himself from slumber,
And began to wander the mortal realm.
Before the Fatui found him, he had drifted for countless years
And in that time, this is what his experience had taught him:
“I am a ‘human’ who surpasses all others.”
“Even the gods daren’t meddle in my fate.”
“Neither mortal nor god, nor fate itself, is qualified to be my judge.”
“I am free to choose how I wish to spend the remainder of my days.”
“Since these mask-wearing people are so fun to be around…”
“I think I’ll become one of them.”
#8 La Signora, Codename: “The Fair Lady”
La Signora “The Fair Lady” is the eighth member of the eleven Fatui Harbingers. She is also known as Crimson Witch of Flames. As a major antagonist in the Archon Quests around Mondstadt, Liyue and Inazuma, she was responsible for retrieving the Gnosis from Anemo, Geo and Electro Archons.
Tartaglia talks about The Fair Lady in his voice-over: “I never got along with her, you know that. I guess there’s not much more worth saying about her at this point. When you’re a harbinger, you have to accept that death could come at any time… But don’t worry about me. No matter what happens, I’ll do whatever it takes to keep myself alive.”
The story of the Stainless Bloom artifact most likely refers to Signora.
“You claim that you have no tears left to cry, no blood left to shed, but surely this is because you have filled yourself with fire…”
“Though your body has long been covered in scars, fierce flames are all that now may flow, like molten iron, from your eyes and your wounds.”
“But we appear to have gotten off-topic. The reason I followed the trail of smoke and tracked you down is that I wish to strike a deal with you…”
“Let the flames that now devour you be extinguished by the grace of Her Majesty.
What say you?”
The first Fatuus gave power to a young woman in whom the flame of life had all but died,
And in her wild imagination, she saw the line that lay between the corrupt past and a stainless future…
“I understand. Then, let glacial ice take the place of my erased past and extinguish these undying flames.”
“Let the darkness of corruption, the pain of the world, and the humans, beasts, and the sin they carry all be purified by silent ice.”
But despite this, a pure white flame continued to burn within her heart…
“We share the same goal, you, your Tsaritsa, and I.”
“Cleanse the sources of distortion in this world: short-sighted, ignorant gods and the darkness and corruption of the Abyss.”
“Good. I will do whatever it takes to become an effective instrument in the advancement of our common cause.”
“For even if I dress in pure white from head to toe, the ashes of the dead that have long left their stain on every inch of my being can never be cleansed.”
#9 Pantalone, Codename: “Regrator”
Regrator / CN: 富人 / JP: 富者
VA EN: J. Michael Tatum / CN: 徐敏 / JP: 星野貴紀
Pantalone is responsible for Snezhnaya’s economy. He seems to be an extremely ambitious and intelligent person behind his smiling face with closed eyes.
Tartaglia mentioned Pantalone in voice-over: “Oh, now that guy has a head full of grandiose plans fueled by raw ambition. I don’t understand a word he says once he starts talking about his theories… Eh, but as long as he keeps our cash reserves stocked up, I’m not complaining.”
Since Pantalone is in charge of money, Moment of Cessation seems to be a good match to him.
Then, the center of the world is a heart made of gold.
He was not one of the favored, and could only pursue worldly power.
But though money ought to mean nothing to the gods,
They held it firmly within their grasp nonetheless, along with the countless other forms of power that they wielded.
Perhaps he lusted for money because he had once been destitute,
Or perhaps the fact that the gods had never looked upon him with favor ignited a burning desire for resistance inside him…
“The people of the land from which these coins hail revere contracts above all else.”
“In the name of money, I shall respect the contract between us…”
“We shall, by whatever means necessary, become the heart that pumps money around the world.”
“And, when the moment comes, that heart shall cease beating by our will alone.”
#11 Tartaglia, Codename: “Childe”
Childe / CN JP: 公子
VA EN: Griffin Burns / CN: 李春胤 / JP: 木村良平
Tartaglia “Childe” is the eleventh member of the eleven Fatui Harbingers. He is also the first playable character from the Harbingers. Check more info about him in Tartaglia’s character profile.
Il Dottore, Codename: “The Doctor”
The Doctor / CN JP: 博士
VA EN: Mick Wingert / CN: 吴磊 / JP: 関俊彦
Dottore is one of the members of the eleven Fatui Harbingers. He has made he first appearance in official manga and played an important role in it as a villain, a mad scientist who wants to enhance human with exceptional strength. It is widely believed that he is responsible for modifying Scaramouche.
Tartaglia says in his voice-over: “I heard that he took segments of himself at different ages, made prostheses out of them, and assigned different tasks to each one. I know… all my comrades are a little weird. Come to think of it, if I met my own prosthesis… Hah, we’d have to fight then and there to decide which one of us gets to survive.”
As mentioned in the Pale Flame artifact set as well, Dottore seems to be recruited by Pierro.
Thus declared the youth from his lectern in the seedbed of wisdom. If one were to disassemble a part of this machine and make enhancements to it, Its performance could be greatly amplified.
With or without a Vision, and irrespective of their physique or combat skills, “Enhanced humans” would surely display strength far beyond the average.
Despite the risk of being denounced as a heretic and permanently cast from the circle of the wise,
The youth candidly jotted down these thoughts in the margins of his research notes:
I. As anticipated, no research breakthroughs are possible, given the working style of the Academia.
II. Nevertheless, being expelled would be a loss. One needs an environment conducive to research.
Following a trail of rumors of heresy, the first of the Fatui tracked him down…
“Merely an enhanced human? If your great nation can furnish me with sufficient resources and allow ample time, I could manufacture even that which you would call a god. What say you?”
In the desert that shone bright like liquid gold, he inquired of the Snezhnayan diplomat:
“Will you treat me like the Academia did? Will you call me a monster, a madman?”
“Or will you treat me as my hometown did, and chase me away with pitchforks and clubs…?”
“Good. Then, we are now in partnership.”
“As for the matter of your title — what do you say to this…”
Taken completely by surprise by the sheer irony of the title he was given, the young man burst into hysterical laughter.
Arlecchino, Codename: “The Knave”
The Knave / CN: 仆人 / JP: 召使
VA EN: Erin Yvette / CN: 黄莺 / JP: 森なな子
Tartaglia talks about Arlecchino: “Look, I’ve got nothing against people who have their own agendas — I myself joined the Fatui to get more experience in combat. But I don’t like her at all. If she stood to benefit from betraying others, she’d turn against the Tsaritsa in a heartbeat. There isn’t a sane bone in her body.”
Sandrone, Codename: “Marionette”
Marionette, meaning puppet / CN: 木偶 / JP: 傀儡
VA EN: Deneen Melody / CN: 洪海天 / JP: 本多真梨子
Tartaglia talks about Sandrone: “She always seems engrossed in her research. Hmm… I wonder if those machines have anything to do with her? Anyway, I’ve only met her a few times, but every time she looked like she wanted to murder me. I have no idea what I possibly could have done to annoy her.”
Il Capitano, Codename: “The Captain”
The Captain / CN: 队长 / JP: 隊長
VA EN: Chris Tergliafera / CN: 王玮 / JP: 成田剣
Tartaglia talks about Capitano: “I’ve seen him in battle before, and oh what a sight it was. Perhaps I’m ranked too low for him to notice me right now. Well, he may not recognize my strengths yet, but one day, I’ll show him what I’m made of.”
Columbina, Codename: “Damselette”
Damselette, meaning a young woman or girl / CN JP: 少女
VA EN: Deneen Melody / CN: 杨梦露 / JP: Lynn
Columbina is the girl who sings with a smiling face when mourning over Signora’s coffin at the beginning of the teaser video. She seems to be a formidable opponent in a combat as how Tartaglia comments on Columbina: “I’d test my skills with every Harbinger who ranks above me if I had the chance, but when it comes to her… something just doesn’t feel right. Anyway, you should be careful around her.”
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