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« The Evil Dragon will fall. All will be separated into light and shadow. The world will now reach the twilight."
Balmung: Phantasmal Greatsword - Felling of the Sky Demon (幻想大剣・天魔失墜, Gensō Taiken - Tenma Shittsui?) is the Noble Phantasm of Siegfried. It is a two-handed, golden greatsword with a blue jewel embedded in the hilt that boasts a magnificence and enormity that makes it seem as if it was created by inhuman hands.
He received Balmung from the Nibelungen family. The Nibelungs, a tribe which lived in an underground country, requested that Siegfried fairly and impartially divide up and distribute their treasure, and he accepted the request. Balmung was planned to be given to him as payment for this. However, two kings felt that the allocation of treasure was done unfairly and fought Siegfried, but he killed them in return. The remaining treasure which no longer had an owner became Siegfried’s, and Balmung also became his weapon. He wielded Balmung in every battle after that. It is also said that he won in the battle against Fafnir thanks to Balmung. After Siegfried's death his wife Kriemhild wielded Balmung as part of her revenge, using it to kill Hagen, the man who killed Siegfried.
It is the holy sword of the Nibelungs, used to slay the dragon, Fafnir. It is a cursed holy blade possessing the attributes of Gram, the demonic blade of its origin, so it will change attributes between holy sword and demonic sword depending on who wields it. Having accomplished the feat of dragon slaying, those with the blood of dragons will take additional damage from it. Perhaps because it was owned by a king, it specializes in fighting against armies, shooting off a semi-circular slash wave.
Upon chanting "—O sword, Let thee be filled", he holds it above his head, and it begins to glow with an orange light. The jewel stores and preserves magic energy, True Ether from the Age of Gods, and releasing it causes it to emanate a twilight aura. The twilight swells around the sword and is released as a flash of light, a surging wave with the simple purpose of destruction. Compared to the straight line released by Clarent Blood Arthur, it releases a wave of twilight in a semicircle that is centered around him.
It has an extremely fast activation rate for an Anti-Army Noble Phantasm, but in a comparison of speed, Siegfried when he was alive was the fastest in activating it, with Sieg being the next fastest and the Servant Siegfried being the slowest out of them. Sieg possesses Galvanism, which the Servant Siegfried does not have, and can draw out the needed Magical Energy all at once when activating the Noble Phantasm. The living Siegfried, on the other hand, had his inborn disposition combined with the transformation of his heart into a Magic Core due to being bathed in and drinking a dragon's blood, so he could draw forth magical energy and fire the slash wave even faster than Sieg. Unfortunately, the moment he was summoned as the Servant Saber, that special characteristic of his was highly degraded.
When Sieg battles Lancer of Red, he is able to use Balmung together with Galvanism to great effect and is able to activate Balmung consecutively. After witnessing two back-to-back attacks on the level of Brahmastra Kundala, Lancer decides that there is only one way to win and uses Vasavi Shakti. Balmung would have been penetrated in only two seconds, but Sieg uses a command spell to boost it, allowing it to reach an equal footing with Vasavi Shakti. It becomes a battle of will from this point on, but since Sieg's opponent was Karna, who was famous for his indomitable will, Vasavi Shakti was able to break through Balmung.
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 Fate/Apocrypha material - STATUS: Saber of Black, p.018-019
Master: Gordes Musik Yggdmillennia
True name: Siegfried
Alignment: Chaotic Good
Noble Phantasm: A
■ Magic Resistance: -
As compensation for obtaining Evil Dragon's Blood Armor this is lost.
■ Riding: B
Majority of vehicles can be ridden above average. Magical Beasts, Holy Beast rank beasts cannot be ridden.
■ Golden Rule: C-
A life in which money is fated revolve around.
Due to the Nibelung treasure promised a life untroubled by money, but Luck is Rank-Down.
■ Armor of Fafnir: Blood Armor of the Evil Dragon
Maximum number of targets: 1 person
A Noble Phantasm embodying the story of his bath in the blood of a dragon. B-rank equivalent physical attacks and magic are nullified. Attacks of A-rank and above register as damage after defensive values of an amount equal to B-rank are subtracted from them. If facing a Noble Phantasm used by a proper hero, it gains defensive values equivalent to B+. However, his back, which was not bathed in the blood, does not gain defensive values, and he is unable to conceal it.
■ Balmung: Phantasmal Greatsword, Felling of the Sky Demon
Maximum number of targets: 500 people
A cursed holy blade which had accomplished the feat of dragon slaying.
It also possesses the attributes of its origin, the demonic blade Gram, and will change attributes between holy sword and demonic sword depending on who wields it. The blue jewel of the hilt stores and preserves magic energy (true Ether) from the age of gods, and upon releasing it, emanates a twilight aura. Those with the blood of dragons take additional damage.
 Fate/Grand Order - Siegfried (Saber) Profile [T]
Siegfried - Saber
Illustrator and Voice actor
Illustrator: Ototsugu Konoe
Voice Actor: Junichi Suwabe
Noble Phantasm: A
Golden Rule C-
Dragon Slayer A
Balmung: Phantasmal Greatsword, Felling of the Sky Demon
Type: Anti-Army Noble Phantasm
The hero matching a thousand admired in the "Nibelungenlied".
With the holy sword Balmung in hand, the "dragon slayer" who defeated the evil dragon Fafnir. Although taciturn, his passions run deep. In the battlefield, he is constantly in the frontlines protecting his comrades.
Level 1 Bond
Alignment: Chaotic Good Gender: Male
Due a curse, he must keep his back exposed.
Level 2 Bond
Siegfried is a great hero introduced in the epic poem of the Middle Ages, the "Nibelungenlied".
After accumulating many adventures, in the process obtaining the holy sword Balmung and an overcoat that makes one disappear, he finally defeated the evil dragon Fafnir.
Level 3 Bond
By bathing and drinking drops of the Dragon Kind's blood, Siegfried became an invulnerable existence and would no longer receive even a single wound in the battlefield.
However, a shadow was cast on such flamboyant glory around the time he got married with the princess of Burgundy, Kriemhild.
Level 4 Bond
As a result of granting the wishes of his brother-in-law, Kriemhild and the wife of his brother-in-law got in conflict with each other and Siegfried was cornered into a situation where he had no choice but to die in order to prevent a fight.
He had always answered to people's expectation, but what was wished from him in the end was his own death.
Level 5 Bond
"Illusionary Great Sword・Heavenly Demon Abasement"
Rank: A+ Type: Anti-Army
A sword of twilight that possesses attributes as a magic sword.
True Ether is being stored in the blue jewel inserted on the handle, which is employed by invoking the True Name.
Having turned into a Heroic Spirit, he looks back at his lifetime to his self as a "hero wished by others" and harbors a modest dream.
To fight not for "somebody else's sake", but only for the justice he himself believes; an ally of justice--. That is his dream.
ジークフリート - セイバー
 Fate/complete material IV: Extra material - Fate/Apocrypha - Siegfried, p. 296-297
Siegfried, the Dragon-Blooded Knight
He is the hero portrayed as the main character of the German Nibelungenlied epic. Prince of the Netherlands, he wields the precious sword Balmung which he received from the Nibelungen family, and has fought in many campaigns and adventures. His most well known feat is killing the evil dragon Fafnir. He then bathed in the blood of the dragon, and has obtained an invincible body. His personality is truly that of a noble knight. But because he never speaks a word, it is unknown what he really thinks.
- Class: Saber (Rider)
- Source: Nibelungenlied
- Region: Germany
- Alignment: Chaotic Good
- Sex: Male
- Height: 190cm
- Weight: 70kg
- Armament: Sword
Siegfried has been in battles ever since he was a young man, and he has gained an invincible body from his victory over Fafnir in battle for the treasure of the Nibelungen family. But when he bathed in the dragon's blood, a tree leaf stuck to his back, making it his one weak point. Adding to the growing ranks of the Burgundians, he brought them many victories, and married Kriemhild, sister of the Burgundian king, accessing the throne of Netherlands. But after a trick to marry the Burgundian king to the queen of Iceland, Brünnhilde, he was assassinated by a vassal of the Burgundians who struck him on his weak point. This connects to the revenge tragedy of his wife Kriemhild for the murder of her husband in the later half of the tale.
- STR: B+
- CON: A
- AGI: B
- MGI: C
- LCK: E
- Noble Phantasm: A
- Class: Saber (Rider)
 Fate/Apocrypha material - Encyclopedia: Phantasmal Greatsword, Felling of the Sky Demon [Noble Phantasm], p.179 [T]
Phantasmal Greatsword, Felling of the Sky Demon [Noble Phantasm]
Balmung. The Noble Phantasm of Saber of Black, Siegfried. The Nibelungs, a tribe which lived in an underground country, requested that Siegfried fairly and impartially divide up and distribute their treasure, and he accepted the request. Balmung was planned to be given to him as payment for this. However, two kings felt that the allocation of treasure was done unfairly (both kings felt they were being treated unfairly, so it’s highly possible that it was actually divided up fairly without Siegfried favoring either one) and fought Siegfried, but he killed them in return.
The remaining treasure which no longer had an owner became Siegfried’s, and Balmung also became his weapon. He wielded Balmung in every battle after that. It is also said that he won in the battle against Fafnir thanks to Balmung.
It is a sword of twilight that has reached A rank and possesses the quality of both a holy and cursed sword. Perhaps because it was owned by a king, it specializes in fighting against armies, shooting off a semi-circular slash wave. The blue jewel attached to the handle stores True Ether to use as a boost when activating the Noble Phantasm.
Now then, it does have a fast activation rate for a so-called beam weapon, but in a comparison of speed, Siegfried when he was alive was the fastest in activating it, with Sieg being the next fastest and the Servant Siegfried being the slowest out of them.
Sieg possesses the “Galvanism” ability, which the Servant Siegfried does not have, and can draw out the needed prana all at once when activating the Noble Phantasm. The living Siegfried, on the other hand, had his inborn disposition combined with the transformation of his heart due to being bathed in and drinking a dragon’s blood, so he could draw forth prana and fire the slash wave even faster than Sieg. Unfortunately, the moment he was summoned as the Servant Saber, that special characteristic of his was highly degraded.
- Fate/Grand Order material I - Siegfried, p.052-061, translated by Mazyrian & GundamFSN at Beast's Lair.
- Fate/Apocrypha - Volume 5