Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Cosplay: Fate Testarossa (Sato Shimozuki) Cosplay 09 AUG 2012

Magical Girl shows enchant many a young girl in Japan, and thus it is no wonder that Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha gathered enough support to spawn three anime series, one feature film, multiple manga and even Drama CD adaptions and sequels!

Antagonist to the titular Nanoha Takamachi, Fate Testarossa gets a great cosplay effort here from Japanese cosplayer Sato Shimozuki.

Fate Testarossa, later known as Fate T. Harlaown in A’s epilogue and StrikerS, is a fictional character in the anime series Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha. She is voiced by Nana Mizuki and is named after the Ferrari Testarossa.

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. She later becomes friends with Nanoha. The second and third season of the series showed her career as a Time-Space Administration Bureau officer and the development of her relationship with Nanoha. The two had begun to live together and later on joined by Nanoha’s adopted daughter, Vivio Takamachi.

Fate’s magical abilities developed at an astonishing rate, according to Rinis. She learned electricity-based attacks faster than other magical types, something that her mother Precia also specialized in. At the age of seven, she had already mastered several abilities to the point of not requiring the incantations. Behind her tutor Rinis’ back, she also studied how to create and handle familiars. Her command phrase for her shooting abilities is “Fire!”.

With the aid of her device Bardiche, Fate specializes in mid-range and melee attacks, preferring speed to power and endurance. This was a result of the training that her mother demanded, which sacrificed the flexibility of a wide range of abilities for raw speed. Fate is also the fastest and strongest character in the Nanoha universe and is able to keep up with anyone without having to use speed enhancing spells, and when she does use them they make her even faster. After the events of the first season, she trained with Chrono to address the gaps in her initial training.

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