Saint Georgios (聖ゲオルギウス?), also known as Saint George (聖ジョージ?), the Dragon-slaying Saint (ドラゴン殺しの聖者, Doragon-goroshi no Seija?) was a dragon slayer. Although Georgios is a holy man, his heroic saga is by no means inferior that of your average knight. A saint of the Catholic Church whose main stories are in the Golden Legend, a collection of legends on saints, and in the Seven Champions of Christendom.
In the Golden Legend (黄金伝説抄, Kogane Densetsu?), he was passing through a village that offered a sacrifice to calm a dragon, and defeated the dragon by throwing his spear. Having captured the dragon, he killed it only on the condition that the whole country the village was in adopted Christianity.
In the Seven Champions of Christendom (キリスト教圏の七勇士, Kirisuto-kyōken no Nana Yūshi?), he was kidnapped by a witch and raised by her, but he realized she was evil and sealed her in a cave, releasing 6 other saints from the same circumstances. He then went to Egypt and rescued a princess offered as a sacrifice to a dragon, killing the dragon by striking it at a spot uncovered by scales with Ascalon, a sword offered to him by the witch who had raised him.
Georgios is a tall man, apparently in either his late 20s or early 30s. He possesses brown eyes and long hair of the same color that reaches his waist.
His knightly armor is of a brozen-orange colour, covering from his neck to his feet. By the looks of his feet armor (and later additions to the armour through Ascension in Fate/Grand Order), it appears to be dragon-themed, reflecting his ability to bestow the Dragon Trait to others through one of his Noble Phantasms. Portions of his armor, mainly the left side of his torso, are covered by a white garment with a red, vertical stripe on it. He wears a white cape, tied around his shoulders by a brown, leather belt, with a red horizontal stripe drawn on it. He appears to possess a second layer of clothing underneath the white garments with the same shape, but coloured red instead.
His sword, Ascalon, is a double edged-weapon with a white blade and a golden hilt.
In his first Ascension, his appearance is as described above and is the one that most closely resembles his deisgn in Fate/complete material IV Extra material.
In his second Ascension, a piece or armor is added to his forearm, along with a dragon head-shaped piece to his left shoulder, in addition to a red sash attached to the new shoulder piece, besides his cape.
In his third Ascension, three more sashes are added to his outfit: two red, thin, long sashes, and a single one, also red, but shorter, wider, and with a white stripe running down the middle. In addition, his Noble Phantasm Ascalon changes its shape to a thicker, weapon, the top ending in a diagonal line, blades still white but the middle portion black, with a golden line running down to its now black hilt, ending as a golden logo at the bottom.
Georgius is an upright man who tasks himself to protect the meager, indiscriminate in his kindness. It is his firm belief that anyone is capable of error, and that anyone is capable of learning from their mistakes and returning to path of virtue; those who would oppress others and permit violence to rule their hearts and actions have merely fallen prey to their own weakness. On his watch, however, none shall be permitted to injure others; and if necessary, his sword shall be drawn to intervene.
A lover of travel, he has recently grown interested in the cameras of the modern era.
- Ritsuka Fujimaru
- In order to save the world, Georgios will gladly devote his soul to his Master. He will wage his life for his master without hesitation. However, if you wish to repay this dedication, you should act as a righteous Master.
First Singularity: Orleans
Some time after being summoned, Georgios encountered Kiyohime. They almost fought when he realized she was a “genuine” Berserker. Sheathing his sword, he then travelled westward. He became the protector of a town able to protect it once from Jeanne Alter’s forces. Jeanne d'Arc and Marie Antoinette eventually arrive to enlist his aid in removing the curses from Siegfried. Georgios agrees to help once the town is fully evacuated. Jeanne Alter soon comes to attack the town, but Georgios refuses to abandon the citizens. Marie convinces him though to leave with Jeanne, offering to protect the town while they escape. Accepting her resolve to do so, the two leaving.
Regrouping with the others at Theirs, Georgios and Jeanne remove the curses from Siegfried. Afterwards, the group make camp in a nearby forest. The next day, they agree to attack Orleans with a frontal assault.
In the climatic battle between Ritsuka’s party and Jeanne Alter’s forces, after Jeanne Alter’s remaining Servants and Fafnir are slain, Georgios, Amadeus Mozart, and Siegfried stay behind to deal with the wyverns while the others deal with Jeanne Alter and Gilles de Rais inside the castle. After the Singularity is resolved, Georgios and Siegfried express how honored they were to have fought alongside each other. They suspect they’ll be summoned again to help Ritsuka and disappear.
Do Moon Goddesses Dream of Dango?
Travelling with Martha and Sasaki Kojirou, Georgios runs into Marie, Chevalier d’Eon, and Charles-Henri Sanson. They’re gifted most of the French Servants’ dumplings as a sign of friendship. Afterwards, Georgios, Martha, and Sasaki go to the waters of Marseille to pray.
Camping at the shoreline of Marseille, the three eat their dumplings. Georgios comments that before becoming a saint, Martha fought dragons with her fists. He finds this fascinating as a dragon slayer, wishing he could take a picture of Martha during that time. Ritsuka’s party soon arrives, and Mash demand they surrender the stolen dumplings. Georgios and the others seem to comply, but Artemis reveals they’re still hiding some. After Artemis reveals where Martha and Sasaki are hiding their dumplings, Georgios tries to use them as a scapegoat until Artemis points out that he’s hiding dumplings in his camera bag. Georgios then fights the group with Martha and Sasaki. After being defeated, Georgios and Sasaki pretend to pass out due to their male pride. Martha knocks them out for real out of disgust.
Final Singularity: Solomon
Georgios is teaching Mash about Phantasmal species when Romani Archaman interrupts to report about a distortion regarding a dragon. Feeling that it will be a good field study, Georgios goes to the distortion with Ritsuka and Mash. Upon arriving, he takes pictures of the environment with camera Ritsuka gave him. Slaying some wyverns afterwards, the group encounters the source of the distortion, a cannibalistic dragon that is the source of the distortion. With the dragon’s death, the distortion begins to close, but Georgios prays for the dragon to rest in peace before the group is rayshifted back to Chaldea.
Fate/Grand Order Arcade
Lost Jerusalem: Knight Order's Esteemed Expedition
Georgios serves Jacques de Molay as the guard to the gates of Jerusalem in the Jerusalem Singularity, mirroring Gawain's role as the guardian of Camelot in the Camelot Singularity. When people come to the Holy Land seeking refuge Georgios allows all of them entry, but only their souls may do so, and he slaughters their physical bodies before they may enter.
- Magic Resistance (A Rank): Cancels all A rank magic and below. As a matter of fact, modern magi are incapable of hurting him. Even if he is thoroughly assaulted by a magus’ spells and magic, he will emerge completely unscathed. It would not be wrong to call such an ability a 'magus killer'.
- Riding (B Rank): Capable of operating most rides with above average capacity, but he is unable to ride phantasmal kin. It can be considered that his own ability as a Rider does not really amount to that extent, and it is the ability of Bayard, the horse that was given to him, that is truly outstanding.
- Guardian Knight (A+ Rank): This is a rare Skill granted to Georgius, being a noble knight and a saint aspired to “protect” many countries. Through a genuine sense of duty in protecting others, he displays a tremendous rising in defensive power albeit temporarily.
- Soul of a Martyr (B+ Rank): A Skill that negates mental interference. He had been compelled to renounce his religion and forced to undergo many form of tortures, yet until the very end he had not waver in his faith.
- Battle Continuation (A Rank): Fortitude granted by the blessing of the land. It's possible for him to fight even on the verge of death, surviving as long as his injury is not decisively lethal.
- Instinct (C Rank): The ability to always “feel” the most optimum course of action for him during battle. In Georgius’ case, only during the act of protecting would said sense be possible. (In FGO, it is fundamentally not utilized)
- Divinity (C Rank): Revered as a saint throughout the world, he boasts faithfulness that exceeds that of small religions and some ancient gods. Moreover, Georgius’ origin traces back to the Middle East god of harvest, Ba'al. (In FGO, it is fundamentally not utilized)
Creation and Conception
Rider was designed by Kiyomune Miwa and illustrated by Higashiguchi Chuuou for the canceled Fate/Apocrypha online game project which was not included in the final version. He was collected along with the other thirteen initial Servant designs in Fate/complete material IV Extra material. The project was revived in novel format afterwards, Yuuichirou Higashide said Georgius was removed from the novel because he would be the third saint in the story. He would have to be included in the ideological conflict between Jeanne d'Arc and Amakusa, but he feared it would become too confusing. Also, considering the final outcome of the story, his value as a character dimmed further since his Noble Phantasm would cause the metamorphosis midway through the story, so he was discarded and replaced by Achilles.
- Fate/Grand Order material I - Georgios, p.214-221 translated by castor212
 Fate/Grand Order - Georgios (Rider) Profile [T]
Georgios - Rider
Illustrator and Voice actor
Illustrator: Higashiguchi Chuuou
Voice Actor: Tadahisa Saizen
Noble Phantasm: C
Guardian Knight: A+
Soul of a Martyr: B+
Battle Continuation: A
Magic Resistance: A
Ascalon: Sword of Power-Defeating Blessing
Type: Anti-Unit Noble Phantasm
Saint Georgios, the holy man also well known as Saint George. Possessing the holy sword Ascalon, his anecdote of having exterminated a dragon is famous.
He rides the horse Bayard that negates enemies attacks only once.
Level 1 Bond
Source: "Golden Legend" "Legends of Saint Georgios"
Alignment: Lawful Good Gender: Male
A Heroic Spirit that displays his true strength when he is on the defensive.
Level 2 Bond
- Guardian Knight: A+
Personal Skill. Defensive power is temporarily boosted when protecting others.
Worshiped as the guardian of many countries and regions, Saint Georgios is constantly expected to protect others.
Such hopes bestow him with powers of protection.
Level 3 Bond
- Soul of Martyr: B+
Personal Skill. Negates interference towards the mind.
Georgios - who was coerced into abandoning his faith by many methods such as torture, yet never broke - is the owner of an extremely tenacious faith.
Level 4 Bond
Although Georgios is a holy man, his heroic saga is by no means inferior that of your average knight. Upon passing by a city that had to offer sacrifices to appease the anger of a poisonous dragon, Georgios exterminated said dragon by throwing his spear. Some theories said that he was raised by a witch.
Level 5 Bond
- Noble Phantasm "Sword of Power-Defeating Blessing"
Rank: B Type: Anti-Unit
A holy sword that keeps malice and ill will away from its bearer. If it is under the nuance of protecting from any kind of enemy, this is surely an invincible sword.
In order to save the world, Georgios will gladly devote his soul to you.
He will wage his life for you without hesitation.
If you wish to repay this dedication, you should act as a righteous Master.
ゲオルギウス - ライダー
- Guardian Knight: A+
 Fate/complete material IV: Extra material - Fate/Apocrypha - Saint George, p.316-317
The Dragon-slaying Saint
A saint of the Catholic Church -- an upright man who tasks himself to protect the meager, indiscriminate in his kindness. It is his firm belief that anyone is capable of error, and that anyone is capable of learning from their mistakes and returning to path of virtue; those who would oppress others and permit violence to rule their hearts and actions have merely fallen prey to their own weakness. On his watch, however, none shall be permitted to injure others; and if necessary, his sword shall be drawn intervene. A lover of travel, he has recently grown interested in the cameras of the modern era.
- Class: Rider
- Source: "Golden Legend", "The Seven Champions of Christendom", "St.George legend"
- Region: All Christian bloc
- Alignment: Lawful Good
- Sex: Male
- Height: 180cm
- Weight: 95kg
- Armament: Sword, Armour
Illustrations: Higashiguchi Chuuou
Creator: Kiyomune Miwa
His main stories are in the Golden Legend, a collection of legends on saints, and in the Seven Champions of Christendom. In the Golden Legend, he was passing through a village that offered a sacrifice to calm a dragon, and defeated the dragon by throwing his spear. Having captured the dragon, he killed it only on the condition that the whole country the village was in adopted Christianity. In the Seven Champions of Christendom, he was kidnapped by a witch and raised by her, but he realized she was evil and sealed her in a cave, releasing 6 other saints from the same circumstances. He then went to Egypt and rescued a princess offered as a sacrifice to a dragon, killing the dragon by striking it at a spot uncovered by scales with Ascalon, a sword offered to him by the witch who had raised him.
- STR: D
- CON: A+
- AGI: C++
- MGI: D
- LCK: A+
- Noble Phantasm: C
- Magic Resistance: A
In the Servant's era of origin -- when Magecraft still retained its ancient strength -- countless wielders of the arcane arts attempted to bring him low with their spells, but he managed to emerge unscathed. For his skill in this ability, it would not be an exaggeration to title the Servant a "Magus Killer.".
- Riding: B
Though classed as a Rider, and noted in his heroic legend to defeated a dragon on horseback, the Servant is not exceptionally skilled in mounted maneuverability. He receives a class bonus in this ability as a Servant, but in life, his apparent expertise in riding would be rightfully attributed to the skill of his trusted steed, Bayard.
- Battle Continuation: A
Beloved by the World, the unyielding force of life within the Servant permits the continuation of combat even in the event of fatal injury. He is further driven by a conscientiousness of the faith and expectations of those he desires to protect. A divine protection from the Earth rooted in the veneration of Georgius as a Patron of Harvest.
- Instinct: C
Upon engagement, the Servant is capable of optimizing his position by identifying and exploiting favorable developments. However, the skill cannot be activated except for defensive purposes. The Servant typically uses this ability to vaguely divine the intent of an opponent so as to determine whether engagement is an appropriate course of action, or if the opponent is an "enemy that must be fought."
- Guardian Knight: A+
The Servant receives a temporary attribute bonus if acting in the defense of others. A protector of numerous nations and expansive regions in life, the Servant is capable of deriving effectively unlimited defensive capabilities from those who place their faith and expectations in him.
- Soul of a Martyr: B+
Nullification of mental interference through firmness of faith. In life, the Servant endured persecution and torture at the hands those who would see him denounce his faith, but never once did he falter in his ministry of Christ.
- Divinity: C
As the Servant was revered as a saint in the medieval era, the strength of his nature as a divine spirit is equivalent in rank to the deities of minor cults and the forgotten gods of yore. Incidentally, the name "Georgius" was originally related in sense to the tilling of the earth in ancient farming communities -- rooted in the reverence of the Middle Eastern God of Harvest, Ba'al.
- Ascalon: The Blessed Sword By Which Force is Slain
An invincible weapon that delivers its holder from those who would intend harm. Its "invincibility" comes not from capacity to defeat foes, but capacity to defend from all harm. However, by reversing its protective power, it can becomes a sword that pierces through any kind of armor.
- Abyssus Draconis: Thou Shalt a Serpent Become
An Anti-Army Noble Phantasm that transfigures a given target into a draconian being. Though said function appears to be associated with the Servant's cross-emblazoned surcoat, strictly speaking, the phenomenon is implemented through the Servant's unshakeable faith; the surcoat is merely a focus, and cannot independently activate as a Noble Phantasm.
- Interfectum Dracones: Dragon Slayer
A gestalt Anti-Unit Noble Phantasm generated through the interaction of the Servant's nature as a slayer of dragons and the capabilities of Ascalon, dealing massive damage to beings of draconian origin. The blade form deployed in melee combat can be used as a medium to release lance-like projectiles of light, piercing targets at long range.
- Bayard: The Phantom War Horse
A magical white horse, conferred to the Servant by a witch who fell in love with him despite initial intentions to bewitch and tempt in the chronicles of the "Seven Champions of Christendom." He who rides upon Bayard is impervious to harm, and -- for one time only -- capable of completely nullifying a lethal attack.
- Class: Rider
- Fate/Grand Order - Salomon: The Grand Time Temple - Act 02: I / Blast Furnace Naberius
 Fate/Apocrypha material - Encyclopedia: Restructuring [Others], p.187-188 [T]
Discarded Servants [Other]
The Servants who experienced the bitterness of being discarded in the transition from the proto-version of “Apocrypha” featured in “Complete material IV” to the official light novels.
The one who disappeared first was Sakata Kintoki. As an enemy to the protagonist side, he’s a far too nice guy to fight, and as an ally, he’s very reliable. Furthermore, one aspect of the plot that was decided near the beginning was that “Frankenstein will use her Noble Phantasm and revive”, so Frankenstein had to take up the slot for the ally Berserker, causing Kintoki to be discarded. The next one to be cut was Musashibou Benkei. In his case, I briefly outlined him as a Servant who’s mentality was very complex which made him hard to act as a partner to a Master, but the Master-Servant pairs had already been decided and there was too little room for him to cut in. Most of all, there were three Lancers drafted in the first place, and the remaining two were Vlad III and Karna. The fact that he was a Japanese Servant also played a factor, so he was unfortunately retired from the running.
During this period of the plot creation, the following had already been basically decided: “Romanian stage. Vlad III’s big fame bonus. Central Servants are Jeanne and Astolfo, and the rival Servant is Amakusa Shirou Tokisada.” Therefore, the next one to be retired was Georgius. Since he would be the third saint in the story, he would have to be included in the ideological conflict between Jeanne and Amakusa, but I feared it would become too confusing. Also, considering the final outcome of the story, his value as a character dimmed further since his Noble Phantasm would cause the metamorphosis midway through the story, so he was discarded.
Now then, one of the two planned Riders has been discarded and left an empty Rider slot, so let’s think of possible choices. If possible, it should be someone really famous who wouldn’t be too intertwined with the main plot of the story… With that thinking, the candidate that came to mind was Achilles.
I want one more Servant suitable to act as a rival to Achilles on the opposing team from him. For example, how about his teacher Chiron? But in that case, one of the initially planned Archers would have to be discarded.
At this point, it was already decided that Atalanta would oppose Jeanne, so she had to be in the Red camp like Achilles. The remaining Archer was David. There was no problem with him as an ally character-wise, Vlad III was planned to be made the head of the Black camp. If there were another world-famous king on the same team as him, his relationship with Vlad would become complex… As such, David was the last one to be discarded.
This segment has already become very drawn-out, but, well, I have say to congratulations for them all getting to make a return in “Fate/Grand Order”…