Caren Ortensia
Fate/Stay Night
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Full name Caren Ortensia
Series   Fate/Stay Night
D.o.B / Age   17yr
Height   Not known
B / W / H   Not known
Weight   Not known
Bloodtype   Not known
Likes   Helping people, teasing, playing music
Dislikes   Evil in all its forms
Affiliated Characters   Ayako Mitsuzuri, Bazett Fraga McRemitz, Caster, Himuro Kane, Illyasviel "Ilya" von Einzbern, Kaede Makidera, Luvia Zeritta Edelfelt, Rider, Rin Tosaka, Saber, Sakura Mato, Taiga "Tiger" Fujiwara, Yukika Seagusa
Family   Not known (some rumors say she's Kotomine Kirei daughter)
Background Info   Caren is a member of the Church and works as a priestess. She is also a member of the Burial Agency like Ciel from Tsukihime. She is angelic and forgiving to the point that she believes her only purpose in life is to help others, even if she is hurt in the process. She never blames the person who has hurt her and blames the act on demons who caused the person to commit the sin. Whenever she is at fault, she apologizes to God rather than the person. One of Carenís most unexpected personality quirks is her love for teasing and exploiting othersí emotional vulnerability. Upon discovery of an individualís weak spot, she enjoys bringing it out to light in front of all the other characters. While this antagonizes many characters and causes much outrage and humiliation, she remains calm: once, when Avenger retorted in response to her, she squeezed his face without a change in expression. Oddly enough, in spite of being a priestess, she has deliberately chosen to wear a revealing costume with no skirt to both increase her mobility and to seduce men.

Caren is a rather mysterious figure and little is known about her past. Her weak mother died soon after giving birth to her, while her father had left her mother before Caren was born. Her mother was actually the wife of Kirei Kotomine [1], who ended up committing suicide in hopes that Kirei would find compassion within himself again. Left an orphan, she eventually became a priestess in the Church. In the beginning of Hollow ataraxia, she has been sent to Fuyuki City by the Church to replace Kirei Kotomine, who has died, and report the aftermath of the 5th Holy Grail War. Instead, she ends up becoming the mediator of the war because of the four day time loop which goes back to the fourth day of the 5th War. Caren, using a red cloth of Magdala. As a member of the Church, Caren assists in exorcisms. Her body itself possesses an unusual property; if there is a person nearby who has been possessed by a demon, she will experience the same pain as the person possessed. As a result, exorcists employ her to act as a radar of sorts to find demons. This ability is most evident whenever she comes in proximity to the Servant Avenger as her body sprouts grotesque spikes. As a result of this power, she is covered in bandages. She also experiences physical pain whenever people in proximity do evil things. In battle, she uses a red cloth of Magdala, which has the power to forcefully bind men. However, while the man is bound, no harmful physical attacks can be made against him or Magdala will be rendered useless. Noli me Tangere: Caren's invocation of the Magdala cloth, which is a reference to the Lady Magdalene from the Bible's Book of John.

Caren serves an objective mediator in the false Holy Grail War created by Avenger and Bazett Fraga McRemitz and, in the place of the absent Kirei Kotomine, as the Master of Lancer and Gilgamesh. Because she was not present in the previous war, she is not affected by the four day time loop.During Hollow ataraxia, Shiro Emiya finds that each time he runs into Caren, he dies. Eventually, Shiro ends up defending Caren from the dark creatures that have appeared since the time loop began. He is finally able to meet her without dying, but finds that he is experiencing strange feelings of hatred and not acting like himself. Shiro is eventually revealed to be an imposter or in the very least, not completely himself; he is actually Avenger in the guise of Shiro Emiya (the real one is either not present in the game, or being possessed by avenger). She continues to offer advice to him, perhaps knowing his true identity(s) all along. Avenger develops intimate feelings for her; it is unknown if she reciprocates these feelings. It is also revealed that the woman who finds Bazett and nurses her back to health is Caren.

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