"The unbelievable Saber Astolfo!
As for why, I have no idea. The logic behind it?
Got me there. The reasoning? No clue about any of it.
However! I’m now a member of the class said to be one of the best, Saber!
Yayyy! How do you like me now? Yayyy!"
From being part of the "Twelve Paladins of Charlemagne", the prerequisites to be summoned as a Saber were met.
However, for Astolfo, who was rumored to be among the weaker of the Paladins, to be summoned by someone deliberately as a first-class Saber is quite far-fetched.
It could be said that because of Astolfo's being chaotic good, what we have before us is the usual Astolfo, only swinging a sword instead.
Due to becoming a Saber, Astolfo’s level of chivalry seems to have improved.
Compared to usual, Astolfo is about 5% more polite and able to hold on to sanity for roughly 5 seconds longer.
Christmas 2019 - Nightingale Christmas Carol
The reason Astolfo became a Saber starts with Christmas Event 2019.
Astolfo, who had a wish-granting Holy Grail (Bell) forced upon them by Nightingale, unconsciously fulfilled their long-term wish of becoming a Saber.
The moment Nightingale obtained the Holy Grail, they also lost their power as a Saber. Unable to bear seeing Astolfo looking so dejected, Nightingale turned them back into Saber, thus officially Astolfo Saber was born.
By the way, the first thing ever that Astolfo wanted to do upon turning back to a Saber was turning to Master and shouting
"I'm your sword!"
They had always wanted to say this line boldly as Saber-class.
The reason they yearned to become a Saber is, well, something of this feeling.
Because Astolfo originally carried a sword as a Rider, Astolfo's swordsmanship is slightly better than others.
- Magic Resistance (Rank A)
- Riding (Rank A):
- Casseur de Logistille (Rank C)
- La Black Luna (Rank C)
- Grandiose Triumphant Return (Rank EX)
Astolfo's voice actress Rumi Okubo recorded Saber Astolfo after the Fate/Apocrypha anime had finished, as opposed to how Rider Astolfo had been recorded before the anime. As such she feels she had a better understanding of his character for Saber since she had the experience from the anime.