Cleopatra VII, a tragic queen whose beauty became legendary.
The last queen of Ptolemaic Egypt, and in practical terms, the last Pharaoh of ancient Egypt.
In many works of fiction she is described as a voluptuous beauty who loses herself in love and treats her kingdom as her personal property, but the truth is the exact opposite.
Intelligent and a brilliant economist, she led the militarily inferior Ptolemaic Egypt to become one of the world's top economies.
Alignment: Lawful Balanced
Strictly speaking, the last Pharaoh was her child Caesarion, whom she chose as joint ruler during the last years of her life. This is because Caesarion lived at least a few days after her death. However, when Caesarion died, he was only 9 years old. In reality, the last Pharaoh who ruled over Egypt and struggled against fate was Cleopatra.
In public, she acts arrogant, as befits a queen.
But in private she is much calmer, in control of her emotions as a well-raised, thoughtful lady.
She could be described as a high-handed, sadistic sweetheart.
Although she is a sadist, it does not mean that she takes pleasure in tormenting others.
She doesn't insult them because she enjoys it, but simply because it is part of her personality.
She behaves as a queen, but at her core she is very polite, always looking out for those around her and trying to keep the peace. When ambassadors from other countries arrived, she would first insult them, but at the same time, care for their health, saying:
"In my country, my words are the law.
Anyone who's ugly, no matter who they are, is no different from a slave!
Hmph! Prepare yourselves, you inferior and baseborn scum!
You may begin to serve me by resting and relaxing right here!"
This was the best form of hospitality she could offer them.
For this reason, it's said there was no end of ambassadors requesting audiences with her in order to be insulted.
In her life, Cleopatra loved two men.
The first was Caesar. She was clearly deeply in love with him. Her passion and feelings made even the Mediterranean breeze seem to sparkle...
But then he died, leaving behind his son Caesarion.
He was assassinated, just before he could unite the Mediterranean nations.
As she cried, another man appeared before her. He was the Roman general Marcus Antonius, the man who declared he would protect Cleopatra and the Ptolemaic Egypt.
She loved her country and its people, as well as the two men Marcus Antonius and Julius Caesar. And in the end, she took her own life.
She died after falling in love with two men.
Clear Interlude: Where Beauty Lies
She was in love. Her feelings were true. She wasn't plotting anything... But not only in later years, but in her own times, it was said that she was a temptress who had bewitched the generals of Rome. As a result, after becoming a Heroic Spirit and being summoned as a Servant, she became "a bewitching temptress possessed of incredible beauty".
Even so, as a matter of pride, she only allows herself to fall for the most splendid of gentlemen.
She is a loyal woman who is willing to die with the man she loves, and will only tempt those who are a match for the men she once loved.
The wish she has for the Holy Grail is to have Caesar recognize her son Caesarion as his own...or to have Caesar lose weight.
Ah, my Caesar. The last time I saw you was when you left for Rome from Alexandria. You were once a handsome man... None from Egypt to Rome could compare to your beauty... What in the world happened between then and the time you were assassinated!?
Alignment: Lawful Balanced
Strictly speaking, the “last pharaoh” would be her child Caesarion, who Cleopatra had chosen as a joint governor in her last years. After all, Caesarion outlived Cleopatra for at least a few days.
However, Caesarion only had 9 years-old when he lost his life. Thus, the de facto “last pharaoh” - who ruled the country and fought against fate - was Cleopatra.
In public, she would behave arrogantly as a queen; but regarding her own personal matters, Cleopatra restrains her eccentric attitude and becomes a well-raised, prudent and cool high-class young woman.
In simple terms, her attribute would be high-handed, sadistic kindness.
Despite having sadistic tastes, she is kind. Although she is an extreme sadist, this does not mean that she gains pleasure at tormenting others.
She does not disparage others in other to feel good herself, but rather she just have that sort of character.
While she behaves as a queen, her true nature is that of a honorable person who understand decorum, pays attention to her surroundings and attempts to preserve harmony.
When foreign delegations arrived, her usual practice would be to disparage at them with words such as:
“In my country, I myself am the absolute standard, and those unattractive are no different from slaves - no matter who they might be.
Heh, better prepare yourselves, you inferior or substandard fouls!
You can relax to your hearts’ content here!”
All while, at the same time, being concerned with the delegates’ health and rewarding them with the greatest hospitality.
Maybe because of that, countless were the delegates who requested audiences just to be disparaged by Cleopatra, or something.
In her lifetime, Cleopatra got close to two men
One was Caesar. She fell in love with him in a manner that couldn’t be more clear. Such passion and state of mind made even the winds that stirred the Mediterranean Sea look dazzling, but...
He died. Despite the unification of the Mediterranean world laying right before his eyes, he ended up being assassinated. Leaving behind their son Caesarion.
And then, there was one person who appeared before Cleopatra as she was lost in tears. A man who announced he would protect Cleopatra and the Ptolemaic Egypt: the Roman general Antonius.
After having loved her country and people, as well as two men - Caesar and Antonius of Rome - in the end, she committed suicide.
She got close to two men, and died.
It was love. The result of her feelings. As if it could have been the product of self-interest or the likes!--- However, let alone in later generations, there were unanimous rumors about how “that devilish woman seduced the Roman generals” even in her own time. As a result, upon becoming a heroic spirit, she acquired an existence as a “seducing woman endowed with devilish beauty” in this present-day in which she manifested as a Servant.
Even still, as her dignity---
She only gets close to wonderful gentlemen.
A person possessing a sincere nature and, just like the two men she once fell in love with, whom she can believe would not regret dying together with her; only such a person may utterly seduce her.