(フェイト・テスタロッサ, Feito Tesutarossa
?), also known as Fate T. Harlaown
(フェイト・T・ハラオウン, Feito T Haraoun
?) in A's epilogue and StrikerS, is a fictional character in the anime series Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha
. She is voiced by Nana Mizuki.
In the first season, Fate is a mage from the Garden of Time, who is sent to collect Jewel Seeds, which puts her at odds with rival Nanoha Takamachi. She is aided on her quest by an animal familiar, a mature dog-woman named Arf, and is at constant odds against her rival Nanoha Takamachi. In the second and third season she works as a TSA officer.
A pillow with the image of Fate Testarossa was married to Korean fan Lee Jin-gyu in 2010.
Fate first appears in episode 4 with her familiar Arf and her device Bardiche (バーディーシュ, Bādīshu
?, Voiced by:
Kevin J. England), materializing in the town in search of Jewel Seeds. It is soon apparent that not even Fate knows why she is looking for these specimens of Lost Logia (the series' term for ancient magical artifacts), but she does not care, stating, "I must get them, because my mother wants them." Fate is initially dismissive of her young and naive rival, Nanoha, and tells her that her quest is worthless, but Nanoha's steadfast dedication to reforming Fate gets to her heart, and she begins to wane. However, this does not impress Fate's mother, Precia Testarossa, who tortures the girl for not getting all the Jewel Seeds. Fate remains loyal despite Arf's protests; she remembers a time when Precia was kind and stable, and thinks that the Jewel Seeds will cure her mother's insanity.
Fate teleports to her home from the top of an office building with complicated coordinates and magic. Her home is in a gloomy hideout in the Garden of Time with her mother and Arf, sharing a room with the latter. She appears in the city whenever she senses a Jewel Seed, as she has no school and nothing else to do. This is also the reason why she spends much of this season in her transformed state.