A tall teenage boy in his mid teens with a slender, athletic frame. He has short, reddish-orange hair and striking purple eyes. He is typically seen dressed in the school uniform of Homurahara Gakuen.
Makoto is the only son of Sakura Matou, and presumably the sole heir to the Matou family. His demeanor is usually sullen and quiet, and he rarely speaks unless spoken to. Even when he does choose to talk, it is usually short and succinct. As a third year student at Homurahara Gakuen, he is roughly one year older than his classmate Emi Tohsaka, with whom he seems to have a strong friendship. He seems to bear some resemblance to his teacher, Shirou Tohsaka, though there are no records showing them to be related.
Later revealed to be the Master of Assassin.