HippolytaWP (ヒッポリュテーWP, Hipporyutē?), Class Name True Rider (真ライダー, Shin Raidā?), is the "True" Rider-class Servant of the El-Melloi Classroom in the True and False Holy Grail Wars of Fate/strange Fake.
Hippolyta is a child of Ares, the god of war, and Otrera, a priestess of Artemis. She is also the older sister of Penthesilea and many other amazons. For a long time, Hippolyta was a priestess of the god of war and the queen of the Amazons at Themiskyra. Despite being a young queen, she ruled powerfully over the surrounding lands with her might and wisdom, the divine aura and divine artefact she had inherited from the god of war, and the Charisma to unite her sturdy warrior women.
The last turning point in her life was the day Heracles came to Themiskyra. From the moment she first saw him, she was quite taken with him. It was not a sense of duty to leave mighty offspring. Nor was it a lust for physical pleasure. Admiration. When the queen, who until then had known no one truly strong except the gods, saw that man... she saw for the first time a man who was a fitting match for her origin, the god of war. Hippolyta did not hesitate to grant Heracles, who said that he had come on the order of a king to obtain the belt of the god of war, permission to stay and to negotiate.
Of course, she had not let her emotions get the better of her or decided to give up the belt without a plan. She decided to give up the belt after allowing any women of her tribe who wanted children to mingle with the heroes aboard the ship and entering into a trade agreement with the city-state to which the great hero belonged. The fact that the king did not want the belt for himself, but because his daughter asked for it helped negotiations to proceed smoothly. The queen and her people ultimately accepted it as “giving aid to a woman living in a faraway land.” In the end, they came to the conclusion that forging a peaceful alliance with that great hero was worth more to the Amazon people than the war-belt.
The relationship Hippolyta had envisioned between her people and the great hero fell apart at the negotiation table just as she was about to hand over the belt. Because the schemes of a goddess led to her tragic death at the hands of Heracles, and the completion of his Ninth Labor.
Hippolyta's physical age is probably between sixteen and eighteen. At the very least, Tiné Chelc doesn't believe that she could be more than twenty years old. Her long dark red hair is neatly gathered at the back of her head, similar to Artoria Pendragon. She has a "lively peach-colored body" dressed in a unique style of clothing of soft cloth and leather. She wears her Noble Phantasm cloth, Goddess of War, on her right arm.
Hippolyta appears to be an energetic individual. She considers Alcides to be her prey, glaring at him with intense hatred. It is not due to her death at his hands, but rather the tactics he employed, targeting a child, Tiné Chelc, instead of her Servant. Having known him in life, though she even believes him to have utilized underhanded tactics to gain victory if it served his needs, he was one she believed would never do such a thing.
Overall, Hippolyta became visibly shocked and displeased when seeing that Alcides had scornfully abandoned his original name, as Heracles, where he no longer resembled the same virtuous warrior that she remembered as a glorious hero. Hippolyta was notably horrified when seeing that Alcides's existence became tainted so badly that the former hero now freely carries and controls a malevolent "mud" inside of his body.
During the battle between False Archer and True Archer, she appears suddenly and punches True Archer into a nearby hill. She tells False Archer to not interfere, while True Archer emerges from the debris.
True Rider and True Archer then proceed to battle, both utilizing the Goddess of War Noble Phantasm, in their own ways. She uses Goddess of War to power up her body and weapons with divine energy, but notices he only uses it to power his bow. He explains he doesn't want the divine energy to enter his body so he can win with the power of man alone. False Archer intervenes in the battle, marking that True Archer is not taking the fight seriously and is far stronger than Rider. True Rider, however, is unfazed by this declaration, saying that she knows that she is weaker, as she was killed in life by True Archer. Rider then turns to True Archer and asks why he, an honorable hero in life, would perform such unheroic acts, like attacking the Master of False Archer, a small child named Tine Chelc. True Archer though simply answers coldly that the person he once was no longer exists. Before they can continue their battle, however, True Caster appears and traps them in an illusion. Caster then manages to forge a temporary truce between the Servants, who all go their own ways.
Later on, True Rider is seen sensing True Archer using his Noble Phantasm, King's Order, to summon the Stymphalian Birds, since the birds came from her father, Ares. Her Master tells her not to seek him out as he is too powerful, and she agrees not to try to face him for now. She apologizes to her Master because she acted on her own when she attacked True Archer earlier. Her Master tries to nickname her "Polyte". She finds this nickname embarrassing, but grudgingly accepts it when her Master tries to nickname her "Hippo".
She observes a battle in front of a hospital and secretly uses her divine energy to protect a few people like John Wingard and Flat Escardos from True Archer's energy wave. A wave of blackness emerges that seems to consume any being in its path. True Archer uses King's Order to summon the Mares of Diomedes and rides one of them to escape. True Rider makes her move and ambushes him with an arrow. They proceed to duel each other on horseback while evading the wave of blackness. Like in their first fight, he uses the Goddess of War sash to power his bow with divine energy while she uses it to power herself and her weapons. He deduces that she was watching him and protected John and the others, and that she has become more powerful than normal. As they fight, he taunts her by accusing her of throwing away her people's philosophy and of betraying him when they met in life. She says she will not fall for his taunts and stabs him in the arm with her spear. He says a divine being like her will never defeat him and knocks her back, then Black Mud emerges from his wound. Shocked, she asks what that mud is, and he says he does not know nor care; what is important is that it came from the power of man. He commands the mud to attack her and the mud comes to life and chases her. Before it can reach her, her Master powers her with a Command Spell and she releases an explosion of energy that disperses the mud and the wave of blackness. While she was distracted doing that, he escapes.
As she gets her bearings, she is insulted that True Archer would leave, thinking he sees her as not worthy to fight. She communicates with her Master and thanks her for saving her. She tells herself her Master is a worthy Master and she would continue to serve her even if they had no Command Spells. She tells her horse Kalion it did well and it is time to return to their Master. A few civilians see her, but assume from her outfit and horse that she is a performer promoting some kind of store.
Hippolyta is an extraordinary Servant. Although her Saint Graph doesn't seem to be a match for Alcides or Gilgamesh, it is on the same level as that of Richard I, perhaps a little lower. Although she is appraised by Enkidu's Presence Detection as being a strong individual comparable to Alcides, as Heroic Spirits, they belong to different orders. Since Alcides was the man who killed Hippolyta back when she was alive, she states to be fully aware that he outclasses him. In comparison to Gilgamesh and Alcides, whose six parameters are described as "swiftly flowing rivers" through the usage of Tiné Chelc's Master's Perspective, the rivers representing Hippolyta's parameters flow at a more gentle pace, that of her Luck parameter noticeably slower than the rest.
During the True and False Holy Grail Wars, after her first fight with Alcides and Gilgamesh, Hippolyta grew more powerful. This wasn't a temporary boost like that of a Command Spell, but rather, that her Master reinforced her Saint Graph, greatly increasing not only its quality, but the quantity and quality of her Magical Energy. Alcides states that this is indicative of Hippolyta having been summoned by an excellent master, which enables her to draw a lot of divine power, despite being in a world so far removed from the Age of Gods. Francesca Prelati states that although her Luck stat is about the same, her physical abilities and her inner magical energy have gone up by maybe a full rank.
Based on the fact that Hippolyta usually engages in combat on horseback, it is easy to deduce that her identity is Rider. However, based on her skill with the bow, she could just as easily be Archer. That would mean that she is a Heroic Spirit who naturally possesses the qualities of an Archer, who happens to be manifesting as a Rider. She is also extremely skilled with the spear.
She displays the ability to appear suddenly during a heated fight without either Gilgamesh or Alcides noticing her until that moment. Boosted by her Noble Phantasm, she is extremely strong, and her blows carry a divine aura that "shakes the Earth." Her punch sounds like an explosion upon making contact with Alcides, easily sending him flying at the speed of a bullet despite his ability to fend off the Gate of Babylon with ease. An instant later Hippolyta nocked multiple arrows, and fired them all at the same time. The arrows, fired at speeds too fast for Tiné Chelc’s eyes to follow, were warding off the violent whirlwinds one after another. Hippolyta continues fighting Alcides, and leaps off her steed behind his back. Before Alcides had the chance to completely turn around, Hippolyta fired an arrow at the speed of sound, however, it was blocked by the pelt of the Nemean Lion. They continued fighting, both at long and close range, where Hippolyta displayed her skillful use of both her trusty steed and her spear.
When Gilgamesh attacked her with a swarm of Noble Phantasms from Gate of Babylon, Hippolyta's instinct warned her that taking a direct hit would be unwise, and was able to skillfully handle her steed to weave her through the rain of Noble Phantasms. Even when Alcides took advantage of her opening, and tried to strike the horse, it was able to dodge his arrows by a hair's breath, though it lost its balance. Being unable to dodge the second wave from Gate of Babylon, Hippolyta rolled together the Magical Energy within herself, thick with Divinity, and the pure magical energy welling from Goddess of War, and channeled it into the spear in her hand. The spear broke through the Noble Phantasms with brute force then drove through several shield noble phantasms that Gilgamesh deployed before coming to a halt. Although she didn't come through unscathed, Gilgamesh commended her for taking several high-ranking Noble Phantasms. From this rapid exchange of blows, she lost a not inconsiderable quantity of blood from wounds on her shoulders and sides. Several of the Noble Phantasms she had not been able to completely parry had grazed her. Even so, she was still able to comport herself as a warrior astride her mount, and continue fighting Alcides.
By the next time she met Alcides after their fight at the ravine, Hippolyta's Saint Graph had been reinforced by her Master. Although this had increased her power, she was still struggling to bridge the gap in the Magical Energy contained in their Spirit Origins with skill alone. However, although Alcides had also grown more powerful due to stealing Jack the Ripper's From Hell, he had been worn down by consecutive battles and was in no condition to shake her off with brute force. While Alcides was riding Mares of Diomedes to escape from Pale Rider, Hippolyta intercepted him. Hippolyte fired her bow at the gaps in the Nemean lion’s pelt that protected him while occasionally switching to her spear and attacking his weapon directly. It was a ceaseless rain of blows, perfectly in sink with the movements of her galloping horse. She then concentrated the greater part of her divine aura into her spear and channeled the remainder into her mount. The queen and her prized steed had gone beyond unity of horse and Rider and become one with her weapon as well. They formed a single arrowhead, driving a ferocious blow into Alcides, allowing her to pierce Alcide's left arm. To escape, Alcides poured the black mud inside him over Hippolyta through his new wound.
- Riding (A Rank): Hippolyta's mount is her horse Kalion. It displays movements like those of a Phantasmal Beast, inconceivable in an ordinary horse. It makes Tiné Chelc wonder if it is a Noble Phantasm. By channelling part of the magical energy from her Noble Phantasm into her horse, she was able to travel backwards up a waterfall of rubble, even riding across boulders still in midair. The queen of the Amazons, sometimes called “the original equestrian tribe,” drew a pinnacle of horse-riding skill whose perfection belied her youthful appearance—or rather, which had been arrived at by a different path than “perfection” in the modern day—from the depths of her Spirit Origin as she sliced through the darkness of night accompanied by the neighing of her steed. Horse and rider move like a single creature, as seen when Hippolyta uses her bow without being shaken by her steed’s movements. Paired with their blinding speed, their movements could be mistaken for a centaur of legend.
- Magic Resistance (C Rank)
- Charisma (B Rank): A composite skill consisting of a person's charm as well as the command ability to unify an army or country.
- Divinity (B Rank): A skill that represents the depth of one's Divine Spirit aptitude, how close one is to a Divine Spirit. As one of Artemis's virgins as well as the daughter of the queen and War God, Ares, she is clad in a thick divine aura. But, she does not have the A rank to reach the throne of a god, after death.
Goddess of War
Hippolyta's main Noble Phantasm is Goddess of War, the same sash that Heracles stole during his Ninth Labor. The sash allows the user to greatly increase their own Divinity, Strength, Endurance, Agility, and Mana Parameters. Despite Alcides having a slight advantage over her in a simple comparison of basic abilities, and being able to further increase his power with his own copy of this ability granted by King's Order, the two of them are able to fight evenly. This is because whereas Hippolyta uses the sash to raise her natural power several ranks, Alcides only applies it to his weapons; but he never accepts the power into himself. When both of them enhance their respective bows, the Magical Energy of the opposing arrows clash, rebound and assail the surroundings with a great wind.
The Holy Grail War system — at least if it was identical to the system in Fuyuki — should be incapable of summoning a Divine Spirit. The extent to which a Heroic Spirit, once summoned, could wield divine power, however, is mostly unknown. As a demigoddess daughter of Ares, Hippolyta lacks the power of a full Divine Spirit. However, during her first encounter with Alcides and Gilgamesh, she attempted to transform into one by using Goddess of War to supply for the difference. In an instant, the divine aura enveloping her intertwined with her own Magical Energy, rapidly increasing its purity. Hippolyta's transformation was stopped by François Prelati's intervention.
During her second fight with Alcides, he tried to defeat her with the black mud. To save Hippolyta, her Master ordered her with a Command Spell to "Draw the dragon from the Ley Lines and release it with divine might." In that instant, not only the Magical Energy of Goddess of War, but the one inside Hippolyta swelled explosively and blasted away most of the oncoming “mud.” With Alcides nowhere to be seen, Hippolyta was able to surmise that it would have been impossible for her to completely shake off that “mud” mingled with his blood and an immense quantity of magical energy had her Saint Graph not been boosted by the Command Spell.
While Rider wears her hair in a similar manner to Saber, Narita says that Rider's face is different and that the reason for the hair being the same is very trivial and might not even be explained by the last volume.
 Fate/strange Fake - Volume 3 - Servant status: True Rider [T]
Class: True Rider
Master: Doris Lusendra
True name: Hippolyta
Height/Weight: 159cm 50kg
Alignment: Lawful Good
Noble Phantasm: A
■ Riding: A
■ Magic Resistance: C
■ Charisma: B
A composite skill consisting of a person's charm as well as the command ability to unify an army or country.
■ Divinity: B
A skill that represent the depth of one's Divine Spirit aptitude, how close one is to a Divine Spirit. As one of Artemis's virgins as well as the daughter of the queen and War God, Ares, she is clad in a thick divine aura. But, she does not have the A rank to reach the throne of a god, after death.
■ Goddess of War: War God's War Sash
Type: Anti-Unit ~ Anti-Fortress
Remodeled from an off-shoot of her father, Ares, as a war banner into a sash. The user’s divinity, strength, endurance, agility, and magical energy scores greatly increase. As the mystery in today’s society is weak, it cannot be used to exceed a certain point.
身長・体重： １５９cm ５０kg
父親であるアレスの分体である軍章旗を帯の形に直したもの。使用者の神性と筋力、耐久, 敏捷、魔力の値を大きく引き上げるが、一定以上の引き上げは現代社会の神秘の薄さでは使用でき ない。
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- Fate/strange Fake Volume 4 - Chapter 11: Day 2, Morning "The Gods Return From Twilight"
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- Fate/strange Fake Volume 2 - Afterword