Tank Man

Iskandar (イスカンダル, Isukandaru?), Class Name Rider (ライダー, Raidā?), is the Rider-class Servant of Waver Velvet in the Fourth Holy Grail War of Fate/Zero. He is summoned by Ritsuka Fujimaru in the Grand Orders of Fate/Grand Order.



Alexander the Great, the King of Conquerors (征服王, Seifuku-Ō?), summoned as the adult aspect known by the name Iskandar (イスカンダル, Isukandaru?) rather than the youthful aspect known as Alexander. Known by many names, Alexander, Iskandar, and Alexandros, he was the young prince of the small kingdom of Macedonia in the 4th Century BC. Due to the influence of his mother Olympias, as a child he indulged in many tales of legendary heroes and came to believe he was the son of Zeus,[6] despite there being an absence of clear evidence.[1][8][9] He was known as a "peerless pretty boy" who was noticed by many sages, such as AristotleWP, as a prodigy. During this period of his life, he spent much of his time training as a soldier, studying philosophy and political sciences, and reading great legends. While he bloomed with many talents, he approved of every and all possibilities, able to be called the "personification of possibilities" itself.[8] He possessed a close friend, an "amazing man" who truly began to show his talents after Alexander's death, who would often drag him around rambunctiously in a manner to his later encounter with Taiga Fujimura, expanding Alexander's horizons thanks to his actions.[10] Though considered beautiful, his self-recognition in being the child of Zeus granted him strength, reducing his boyish looks over time.[8] He later encountered the Gordian KnotWP, cleaving the rope with his sword and taking the divine bulls offered to Zeus by King GordiusWP as his own for use with his chariot.[9]

Starting with succeeding the throne of Macedonia in Greece at the age of twenty, his conquest quickly subdued the neighboring countries and became the leader of CorinthWP. His eventually eyed his ambitions towards the straitsWP, seeking to extend his reign into Persia. Sweeping through from the far west with his army, none underestimated it, rumors of its might spreading through countries long before the army's arrival. As his army's great morale overwhelmed even the most devoted of warriors, they were even more shocked when he spared them, told them of his goal, and returned dominion of the lands to the nobles. He exclaimed to them that: "My goal is the end of the world. My destination is the furthest border of the East. I want to behold Oceanus with my own two eyes. I want to leave my footprints at the beach beside that endless sea.” Though they thought his words folly, many were rekindled to the dreams of their youth, setting off after Alexander to join his conquest.[11] During the conquest of Persia, Alexander came to view Darius III and his Athanaton Ten Thousand as a worthy rival, blocking Alexander's path numerous times.[12] The name Iskandar was given to him by the Arabs and the Persians.[13] Due to Darius' immense height, after finally conquering the Persian Empire, Alexander required the footstool of Darius' throne to be swapped with a table to properly sit on it despite his own great height. This played a part in history recording Alexander as being short.[11]

Alexander with his soldiers. (Entry of Alexander into BabylonWP)

After Persia and with a goal of the most extreme eastern edge of Asia, they marched through Egypt and through western India during the "great eastern campaigns."[9][14] Marching without end, they crossed boiling deserts, passed over chilling, snow-capped mountains, and forded billowing rivers. They fought savage beasts and fought for their lives through numerous unknown foreign tribes displaying alien weapons and battle strategies. Although an innumerable number of soldiers died, they kept their great morale to the end, holding proud smiles and listening to the sounds of the ocean they sought in their hearts, despite never reaching it.[11] In the end, he brought about the largest empire in history to date and became the "great king who built the era known as the Hellenistic civilization." He reached the success of a great hero in just ten years after beginning his conquest, but soon died after living only a period of thirty three years.[9][11] His dying words, "Leave everything to the strongest." ended up splitting it apart instead.[13] His campaign to the East went as far as India. There, his troops and generals complained of fatigue, and so he turned back to Babylon, where he suddenly passed away. Following his death, the empire split into four warring factions that "quickly disappeared into the sands of history."[14]

Due to his great exploits in life, some say he was chosen by the twelve historical Gods of Olympus.[15]


Rider without his mantle.

Rider is a gigantic man standing over two meters in height. He has large muscles that give the impression of being able to kill a bear with his bare hands. He has sternly chiseled features with eyes that give off a dazzling glow, able to overtake Waver's soul in an instant with their sharpness, and burning red hair and beard. He wears bronze armor, with cuffs and greaves with white-furred fringes, that leaves his arms and thighs unprotected. He wears a thick red mantle with a fluffy white fur collar. It is luxuriously decorated, and looks like a curtain wrapping the stage of a theater.

At Stage 1, Rider wears his customary armor without his mantle. Rider's Stage 2 appearance is the same as that of Stage 1, but with the fur mantle added. Stage 3 Rider also wears added armor, and his fur seems a lighter color.

While historical records called him short because he could not reach the foot stool of Darius III's throne after conquering the Persian empire and had to swap it for a table to sit on the throne, he claims that it is because he was truly short when compared to Darius. In the end, he considers that history written by random people cannot completely and accurately describe the situation back then, so he has no problems with the inaccuracy.

During life, Alexander took the lead in wearing Asiatic clothing due to his interest in cultures of his conquered land, causing his followers to avert him like the plague. He does the same in the present, changing into contemporary styled clothes while in public because of trying not to lag behind Saber and her suit. He orders an XL sized T-shirt based on the Admirable Tactics" videogame he takes to playing in his free time. It is white shirt with the logo of the game imprinted on top of the world map, looking much like a cheapskate product from the games segment published on the front page of the special edition a magazine.

He is very happy with it because it gives him "the effect of having the whole world on my chest" and goes well with the conqueror outfit. Due to his pride in the shirt, he first attempts to move around in public without any pants or undergarments, which he doesn't find to be strange in the least. He refers to pants as "that thing that causes you to stumble", and hates the idea of having to wear them. Waver eventually buys him large jeans, so that he can actually go out without troubles.

For the sake of protecting Iskandar from various forms of curses and magecraft, his body double in life developed numerous counter-intelligence schemes. That is why the descriptions left behind about Iskandar, such as being small and thin with heterochromia, don’t match the appearance of the Servant Iskandar at all.[16]

  • Formal King (フォーマル・キング?) -


Iskandar is noble and physically overbearing. He is not pragmatic, but is a person who lets history run its course and acts according to his impulses. While he is wild and somewhat inconsiderate to others, his greed inspired his subjects and ultimately resulted in their happiness. He is always jovial, values friendship highly, and he regards the bond with all of his followers in Ionioi Hetairoi as his greatest treasure. They all, being inspired by such a magnificent king, in turn gives him their undivided loyalty and adoration. He also admires people who treat friendship with sincerity, such when he meets Taiga Fujimura. He is compassionate to those with whom he bonds, such as telling Waver that it is natural to be sickened by Caster's atrocities and that he would strike anyone who would feel nothing from the sight.

He was adventurous and had the goal of reaching the edge of the world during his life, and he looks forward to conquering the world now that he has found out it is a sphere, and how small his empire that he spent his life conquering was compared to the size of the world. He desires to conquer the world as a human, so that is his only wish for the Holy Grail. He is not overly cruel as would be expected from a tyrant, but tries instead to keep bloodshed to a minimum despite his love for battles and destruction. He is fine with not actually winning the battle outright, and even attempts to recruit the other Servants as his followers after witnessing their prowess for himself. He prefers to conquer his enemies by winning without killing and controlling without humiliating them. He admires Artoria's abilities as an individual and believes that she would be an amazing asset to his army. He is seen as a unique individual with strange ideas unbefitting of his legacy, but Waver is able to understand the meaning behind his conquest. He sees Iskandar as deserving of title of "King of Conquerors" because that which he strives to conquer most is not lands or material wealth, but the hearts of people, the toughest conquest that can be undertaken by anyone.

His way of kingship is his greatest pride and as such, he despises Artoria's way of kingship, the direct antithesis. He calls her naive for considering sacrificing herself to save her kingdom, and goes so far as to denounce her as a king. He insists that a king should be setting vivid examples to be followed, bond with his subjects at personal level, and his way of living should be something inspiring to and envied by all under his rule, not a distant ideal or martyr whose deeds would be praised yet whose path is so full of sorrow and pain that it would only inspire a sense of dread. To him, a selfless king who isolates himself from his people to die for ideals is nothing but a fool, which is worse than a tyrant. He is also in opinion that a king should be vibrant, a figure who is inspiring and leading his people, instead of being a distant loner who concerns himself only with protecting and saving his people. Ultimately, he would grieve and weep over his losses and mistakes, but he would stay true to himself and never regret decisions made as a king.

He has a mutual rivalry with Gilgamesh, and offers for a joint conquest to take over the world.[17] Despite all Servants who have first seen him thought him to be stupid and preposterous for a conqueror of his reputation, he eventually earns their respect, even Gilgamesh who rarely shows any respect to anyone, but he claims that he will only ever have one friend. The respect Iskandar inspired in Gilgamesh is great enough that the King of Heroes deems him worthy enough to be faced with Ea and Enkidu in their final fight, even though Gilgamesh can easily win without using them.

Despite his Master's shortcomings and their vast differences in goals and personalities, Iskandar is very quick to start bonding with Waver on a personal level like he would with anyone during his reign, admiring his wit and determination despite Waver having the lowest of opinions of himself. During their first encounter with the other Servants, Kayneth Archibald El-Melloi, who was originally planning to summon Iskandar, begins to berate and torment Waver by calling him incompetent and weak. Iskandar instantly defends Waver's dignity by rebuffing Kayneth for only speaking to them while in hiding. Despite being timid, at least Waver would ride with him and Iskandar notes that only someone who will ride onto the battlefield with him is worthy of being his Master, so a coward who only hides in the shadows is a true shame to their battle.

Iskandar is bisexual, so it is possible he would have attempted sexual relationships with both Kayneth and Sola-Ui Nuada-Re Sophia-Ri if he had been summoned by them.[18]

Iskandar takes a great interest in the modern world, often spending his free time eating crackers and watching videos to learn about the new world around him. He is also especially eager to go outside and experience things as a human. He especially takes a great liking to the video game called, Admirable Tactics[19]


Artoria Pendragon
While Iskandar considers Artoria to be both naive and foolish for her idealism, he doesn't despise her personally. He admires Artoria for her abilities as a Servant, as such he greatly wishes to have her as part of his army. Iskandar feels sorrow towards Artoria and her ideals, believing that the burden of them to be too great for a little girl who should've had a normal life. In Fate/Grand Order, He seems to be happy that Artoria was able to finally dispense herself of all doubts.
Although he wishes for them to join forces in conquest, Iskandar understands he and Gilgamesh can never be friends. He also hates the sick pleasure Gilgamesh takes in watching Artoria despair under the weight of her ideals. He considers him the most troublesome of foes, yet even more worrying as an ally.
Iskandar is a fan of the Iliad and  thus he is also a big fan of Achilles. 



Rider was summoned by Waver Velvet with an artifact; a mantle once worn by Iskandar. This artifact was originally Lord El-Melloi's and was stolen by Waver, who intends to prove that his teacher is wrong.[20]

Iskandar, the King of Conquerors, is noble and physically overbearing. He is an enormous man who has little interest in the Holy Grail and cares more about conquering the world again, especially now that he realizes the world is much bigger than he was aware of during his life. He is especially fascinated by ordinary aspects of modern life and intends to inform the world of his return, much to Waver's chagrin.

He arranged a King's Meeting at Einzbern castle to discuss with the other Heroic spirit Kings about their desire for the Holy Grail. In the Kings Meeting, he expressed his desire for the Holy Grail is not for conquering the world but his true incarnation so that he can become a human again and not bound as a servant. However, after learning from Saber wish to change the past to save her country, Rider was disappointed and does not acknowledge Saber as a King, addressing her as "little girl" and calling her by her title with little intention other than mocking her.

In a battle with Saber prior to his final engagement with Gilgamesh, Rider gambled using Gordius Wheel against Saber but his chariot was destroyed by Excalibur. Rider would not manifest Ionioi Hetairoi as he was saving it for Gilgamesh.

Before the final fight, Rider asked Gilgamesh whether he can join forces together as Rider has his armies and Gilgamesh has his weapons and they can conquer the world easily but Gilgamesh declined, stating that there was only one comrade he would ever have and there could be only one king.

Rider is slain by Archer

He fought against Gilgamesh on a bridge, Rider used Ionioi Hetairoi: Army of the King as a final move. However, Gilgamesh wipes out half of the army with his Enuma Elish, causing the reality marble to dissipate. As a result of the instability, the rest of the army fades, leaving Rider with no choice but to charge him head on. Rider rushes bathing in the curtain fire of Gate of Babylon. Upon nearing him and right before he can deliver the final blow, Rider is bound stiff by Enkidu, and eventually slain by Ea. Gilgamesh appears to have had great amounts of respect for Iskandar, addressing the dying King of Conquerors with the comparatively more respect, and stating that he would be ready to accept his opponent's challenge at any given moment.

The Outsiders’ Performance[]

In the side story of the special drama CD, Taiga Fujimura as an adult tells Saber how she was inspired to become an English teacher when she encountered Waver and Rider in the Fourth Grail War.[21] She was looking for the thief who broke into her friend Otoko Hotaruzuka's store and stole their best wine barrel. She encounters both Waver and Rider during in the night after she fell from the roof. Rider becomes a translator for both Taiga and Waver, as Waver did not learn Japanese before coming to Japan, and Taiga explained to Waver and Rider that she chased after the thief until he flew off.[22]

The Outsiders’ Performance

Taiga instantly jumped in the cold water to save a dog,[22] while believing Waver and Rider would also help out.[23] As Waver and Rider helped Taiga out of the water, Waver questioned why Taiga is so persistent in helping people. Taiga replied that she believes in kindness in others. Waver thinks this is quite cute, though Rider says something completely different which left Waver in disarray: Rider claims he wanted Waver to have a romantic experience. Taiga chased after an underwear thief, dragging Rider and Waver to help her.[23] After they handed the underwear thief to the police, they helped reunited the puppy to its owner.[24]

Waver asked Taiga if she helped others, does not she have any problems herself. Taiga claims that she is worried about her love, school and future. Waver and Rider suggested she is suitable for teaching and guiding those who seek knowledge. Waver suggested they should part ways and head back home but Taiga wants to go after the wine barrel thief. Waver and Rider explained that searching for the criminal at night in Fuyuki City is getting more dangerous. Taiga tried to introduce herself to the two but Waver hypnotizes Taiga to head back home for her own safety. Rider thought of stealing more wine barrels from the market for Taiga but Waver stopped him from creating more trouble, Waver had a plan that could help her.[25] Taiga says an anonymous person sent a dozen barrels of high-class London red wine outside her friend's house.[21]

Fate/Grand Order[]

Fate/Accel Zero Order[]

Iskandar and Waver come to the sewers in search of Giles de Rais to kill him. They arrive too late, though, and interrupt the fight between Ritsuka's party and EMIYA, forcing the latter to retreat.  Iskandar discerns that El-Melloi II and the others are a third party unrelated to Caster, much to the latter’s relief. He assumes El-Melloi II was trying to pick a fight with Waver based on how he insulted Waver for overestimating his own abilities and not understanding the situation. He then challenges El-Melloi II to a fight, but the group retreat to avoid a fight.[26]

He and Waver meet the group again when they disrupt his discussion with Artoria Pendragon and Gilgamesh to kill Gilgamesh with Lancelot's help.[27] However, after Gilgamesh perishes, Artoria is suddenly attacked by Lancelot due to his Master, Kariya Matou, passing out. The group helps her fight Lancelot, but Iskandar soon stops the fight. He has decided to join Lancelot against El-Melloi II. El-Melloi II asks him why, as he did everything to avoid this conflict. Iskandar replies it’s because he doesn’t like him to El-Melloi II’s devastation and for interfering with the Grail War. He warns Artoria and Diarmuid Ua Duibhne that they'll be his enemies if they side with El-Melloi II. He then leaves with Kariya and Lancelot, promising to settle things with El-Melloi II once Lancelot recovers.[28]

Outside the Matou Residence, Kariya tells Iskandar and Waver how he came to be Lancelot's Master. Iskandar punches him upon hearing that he plans to kill Tokiomi Tohsaka now his Servant Gilgamesh is gone. He then reminds Kariya that he should prioritize saving and protecting Sakura Matou first. Seeing Kariya doesn't have his priorities straight, Iskandar abandons the idea of him and Lancelot being his allies. He then proceeds to burn all the worms in the basement, capturing Sakura in the process. He agrees to give her to Kariya in exchange for his right hand and Command Spells, which Kariya concedes to. After severing Kariya's hand, Iskandar notices the Crest Worms are keener on eating the Command Spells than their host. He then has Mithrenes take Kariya and Sakura to a hospital outside of Fuyuki before leaving.[29]

He later confronts Ritsuka's party in the Grail's Chamber. El-Melloi II asks him if he intends to continue the war, even though he should be able to sense the cursed magical energy emanating from the Grail. Iskandar doesn’t care because he merely wants to entertain himself and El-Melloi II. El-Melloi II is frustrated he would fight for such a selfish reason when the world is facing a crisis. He then fights Iskandar after the latter accepts him as a worthy opponent.[30]

He defeats Iskandar, though he believes he couldn’t have done it without Zhuge Liang’s power since his own power is lacking. Iskandar however tells him it only matters how said power is used. He suspects El-Melloi II would understand that if he saw his real Ionioi Hetairoi and flicks his forehead. He then disappears commending him for a good fight.[31]

Final Singularity: Solomon[]

Iskandar is among the "special event" Servants to assist Chaldea against the Demon Gods Pillars.[32]

Lady Reines's Case Files: Plus Episode[]

Iskandar's body double uses Ionioi Hetairoi through her For He Is Another Iskandar (Fake) Skill, which gives her Iskandar's Noble Phantasms. When the Reality Marble manifests, Iskandar is one of the soldiers summoned by it.


He becomes a playable character for upcoming war and be available choice by Hakuno Kishinami. He's in Altera's party along with Altera, Gilgamesh, and Jeanne d'Arc.

The Heroic Spirit Iskandar is a Top Servant in Moon Cell. When the Moon Cell senses that Altera has been released, it summons him to do battle with her. However, being unaccustomed to fighting on SE.RA.PH, with all its subtle differences to the Earth he lived and died on, he approaches the fight as a kind of warm-up. Because of that, he loses. Altera then declares that his life belongs to her, and forces him to join her army. Technically, this also makes him a Servant of Altera's Master, but Altera treats them both as if they were the same rank. Altera understands that her victory over Iskandar was a matter of circumstance, and that they are evenly matched in terms of strength. While, subsequent to their fight, she does wield power over him, she does not consider him to be beneath her — nor does she look down on Jeanne, whom she recruits in a similar fashion. Iskandar understands that as well; but accepts his defeat with dignity. From then on, he pledges to assist Altera in achieving her goals. Make no mistake, however: He is loyal only to Altera, and not the Umbral Star.[13]

Flame Poem[]

Iskandar aids Jeanne in defending Mare Origo against Nero Claudius' forces. During the course of the battle, he fights Nero, and is defeated by her. He later helps defend Mare Carcer, but Nero defeats him again.

Orchid Words[]

Iskandar helps defend Mare Carcer against Tamamo-no-Mae. He is however defeated by Tamamo.


Iskandar heads with his army for the Zero Dark to kill Altera under Moon Cell's orders. Altera's forces intercept his forces at Mare Mellum, eventually forcing a confrontation between the two commanders. Impressed by Altera's swordsmanship, Iskandar asks for her name, but he doesn't recognize the name. He wonders if Altera is disguising her name with a skill, but he ignores it to continue his duty. He nearly scolds Altera for being unrestrained, but realizes she has her reasons. He then fights her to make her understand, but she eventually disarms him. Accepting the loss, he decides to join her.

A few days later, Iskandar aids in conquering Mare Mellum against Nero's forces. The next day, he and Jeanne help conquer Mare Aurum. After the battle, Altera realizes Nero launched an attack on Mare Carcer while she distracted by Gawain, and summons Iskandar and Jeanne back. She orders them to destroy every enemy program in the Zero Dark while she attacks Nero's main forces in Mare Carcer.

Golden Poem[]

Iskandar leads Altera's forces against Nero's own, along with Gilgamesh and Jeanne. After much of his army is routed, he appears before Nero, and praises her combat prowess and confidence. Nero asks him why he joined forces with Velber, to which answers he joined when lost against its servant, Altera. He continues that he wishes to show Altera there is more to fighting than destruction when she called herself the "embodiment of destruction" by showing her his way of conquest. Nero then challenges him to show his way of fight, and he's defeated. As he begins to disappear, Iskandar states his way of battle is to place one's price on the line while fighting for supremacy, not just pure destruction. Satisfied with the battle, he thanks Nero, and bids her farewell before disappearing.

Lord El Melloi II Case Files[]

Ten years after the Fourth Holy Grail War, Waver Velvet - now an adult known as Lord El-Melloi II - still dearly misses Iskandar. He keeps both the red cloth that was Iskandar's catalyst and Iskandar's t-shirt as keepsakes, and for the first half of the series plans on entering the Fifth Holy Grail War so that he can summon Iskandar again and be reunited with him.

Grace note[]

After the incident aboard Rail Zeppelin, Waver has a dream where he sees Iskandar waiting for him at the ocean Iskandar once sought. Iskandar asks Waver if he is coming to join him, and after Waver dismisses it as a dream, Iskandar notes how he's become too logical of a person. He is impressed to see that Waver is now a teacher, to which Waver responds that he has changed in the years since the Grail War but he still isn't ready to stand beside Iskandar yet, as his journey is not yet over. Iskandar asks Waver if his journey so far has been fun and Waver begins to cry as he affirms that yes it has - his journey to follow Rider's legacy.[33]

case. Grand Roll[]

Iskandar and Waver reunite in Lord El-Melloi II Case Files.

Through a complicated ritual involving Faker, the Spiritual Tomb of Albion, the time acceleration magecraft of Norikata Emiya, and legends of how Iskandar was the son of Zeus and was welcomed by the Twelve Olympians upon his death, Doctor Heartless plans to transform Iskandar from a Heroic Spirit into a Divine Spirit and then summon him into the modern day, thus bringing back the Age of Gods. The method of summoning Iskandar was inspired by Blackmore Cemetery, and like how Gray was supposed to become King Arthur, Heartless transforms Faker into Iskandar.

Heartless succeeds in summoning Iskandar as a Divine Spirit, and upon manifesting he activates his Noble Phantasm Ionioi Hetairoi. Within the desert and surrounded by Iskandar's soldiers who had come to greet their king, Waver uses a Command Spell provided by the Edelfelts which they had left over from the Third Holy Grail War, and his authority as Iskandar's Master, to unsummon Iskandar, foiling Heartless's plans to bring back the Age of Gods.

Although Heartless is stopped Iskandar is still a Divine Spirit. He uses his powers as one to grant Gray a miracle, resurrecting her companion Add whose consciousness had died during the battle in the Spiritual Tomb of Albion.[34]

Other appearances[]

He was briefly mentioned in Einzbern Consultation Room, Rider went straight to the Great Grail without coming to the Consultation Room as he had no troubles and his master Waver was still alive. Irisviel von Einzbern commented that Rider and Waver pairing were very rare in the fourth grail war as they were happy with each other.

Rider makes a cameo appearance in Carnival Phantasm in the last episode. He was seen drinking beer with Taiga and Gilgamesh.

In Fate/Apocrypha,[35] Fate/strange Fake,[36] and Lord El-Melloi II Case Files,[37] Lord El-Melloi II still kept his red mantle catalyst safely and he is often reminiscing Rider. He originally intended to lend the catalyst to Flat Escardos.[36]

In Fate/strange Fake, when Saint Germain first meets Richard Lionheart, he mentions having also met Rider when he was still alive, who apparently agreed to listen to the strange and eccentric man.[38]

In Type-Moon's April Fools' Day 2009, moon.cinemas.jp is a fake movie theater site listing a number of parody films. Rider is featured as Tank Man in Sensha Otoko.


Having committed great deeds when he was alive, the Heroic Spirit Iskandar is a Top Servant.[13] Due to this and his personality, he ends up becoming Saber's rival in the Fourth Holy Grail War.[17] During the same war Rider is recognized by Gilgamesh as a true enemy and someone worth using his full strength on.[39] He is said to be an equal match to Altera, however, when fighting her as a kind of warm-up, he easily loses.[13] In combat, Iskandar mostly uses his Noble Phantasm Gordius Wheel to trample the enemies with lightning strikes that generate the amount of magical energy Artoria or Diarmuid would use in an attack that utilized every ounce of their strength.[40] When used as a surprise attack, it is strong enough to almost knock out Lancelot after one strike, forcing him to retreat. To summon the chariot, Iskandar slashes the air apart with his sword. Iskandar can also ride his horse Bucephalus.

While seemingly preferring to ride into battle, Iskandar has shown no hesitation in fighting on foot, showing prodigious ability despite being geared better towards mounted battle. He stands against three Assassins in Caster's sewer lair, skillfully predicting an ambush launched by one, intercepting the attack and killing the said Assassin with ease. He would have taken the other two on if had they not retreated shortly afterwards. He later manages to get within striking distance, potentially capable of a killing blow against Gilgamesh, despite his agility being quite laughable by servant standards.

The sword that Rider wields is a spathaWP (スパタ, supata?) referred to as the Sword of the Kupriotes (キュプリオトの剣, Kyupurioto no Ken?, Sword of Kupriotes), gifted to him in life by the King of the Cypriots; its hilt was decorated with the likeness of a lion. Strong and light-weight, the blade can be wielded with great dexterity, and in the course of the story, it was able to deflect the Assassins' dirks with demonstrable ease. Though it is not noted to be a Noble Phantasm itself, it is utilized in the invocation of both of Iskandar's known Noble Phantasms.[41] Incidentally, the historical Iskandar is said to have used a kopisWP instead. Rider also seems to be skilled in knife throwing, being able to kill one of the Hassan of the Hundred Faces with his own knife. In his Fate GO animation update Iskander also use a spear. He also possesses the power to imbue his weapons and attacks with the power of lightning.

In Fate Extella link one of his moveset skills is to summon some of his soldier from onioi Hetairoi to rush or throw spears at their enemies.


Class Skills[]

  • Riding (A+ Rank): The skill of riding animals and vehicles. Creatures on the level of Phantasmal Beast and Divine Beast can be used as mounts. However, that does not apply to members of the Dragon Kind.[1]
  • Magic Resistance (D Rank): Cancel Single-Action spells. Magic Resistance of the same degree of an amulet that rejects magical energy.[1]

Personal Skills[]

  • Charisma (A Rank): Natural talent to command an army. Can be said to have achieved the greatest popularity as a human being[1]
  • Divinity (C Rank): Despite the absence of clear evidence, according to many stories it is said he is the son of Zeus, the greatest of gods.[1]
  • Tactics (B Rank): When Iskandar was alive, his military prowess that resounded in the Islamic world derived into many heroic tales and was propagated all over Asia.[7] Tactical knowledge used not for one-on-one combat situations, but for battles where many are mobilized. Bonus modifiers are provided during use of one's own Anti-Army Noble Phantasm or when dealing against an enemy Anti-Army Noble Phantasm.[1]

Noble Phantasms[]

Via Expugnatio[]

The trampling attack performed with Noble Phantasm "Gordius Wheel." The damage is decided twice, first by the hooves, then the wheels of the chariot. Along with all physical damage, there are also the effects of lightnings, the manifestation of Zeus. Should the target fail its STR check, additional damage will be dealt.[1] It is able to close the 100 meter gap between her and Saber in an instant, however, it isn't fast enough and Artoria destroys it with Excalibur.

Ionioi Hetairoi[]

Iskandar's trump card is Ionioi Hetairoi, a Noble Phantasm that rivals the King of Heroes Gate of Babylon.[17] With it, Iskandar creates a Reality Marble, an endless desert where tens of thousands warriors that used to form his armies are summoned.[7] Each of these warriors is their own independent Servant without a Master with an E Rank Independent Action skill, allowing materialization possible for a maximum of 30 turns.[1] During his fight with Gilgamesh, Iskandar was weakened from fighting Saber, who destroyed his chariot and subsequently lost.[17]


He was first mentioned in the encyclopedia of Fate/side material.[17] Kinoko Nasu claims that if he wrote Fate/Zero, Iskandar would have been more like Red Saber.[42]

Creation and Conception[]

Rider's initial designs.

Takashi Takeuchi considers Rider to be the key character of Fate/Zero due to the time and energy that went into his design. He considers it difficult to draw due to its complexity and detail. Gen Urobuchi compares him to a heavy tank and the Rider of Fate/stay night to a racecar. His Gordius Wheel embodies the "tank-ness", but it is too large to enter sewers. The original idea for it was to give it the ability to change sizes by substituting its parts and transforming, but it still would have been too large.[2]

Takashi Takeuchi feels that without his mantle, Rider gives off an intimate feeling that puts him in style with commoners. Takeuchi felt like a loincloth may have been suitable for him. Out of his initial designs, Takeuchi likes the one with the "three feelers" in the center.[2]


Nasu viewed Iskandar as a worthy opponent to Gilgamesh, but the Iskandar Urobuchi created was an excellent, wild, and unprecedented character that even he could have never thought up.[42]


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    [v] Fate/Zero material - Servant Status: Rider, p.018-019

    Class: Rider
    Master: Waver Velvet
    True Name: Alexander
    Gender: Male
    Height/Weight: 212cm/130kg
    Alignment: Neutral good

    Strength: B
    Endurance: A
    Agility: D
    Mana: C
    Luck: A+
    Noble Phantasm: A++

    Class Skills
    Magic Resistance: D
    Cancel Single-Action spells. Magic Resistance of the same degree of an amulet that rejects magical energy.

    Riding: A+
    The skill of riding animals and vehicles. Creatures on the level of Phantasmal Beast and Divine Beast can be used as mounts. However, that does not apply to members of the Dragon Kind.

    Personal Skills
    Charisma: A
    Natural talent to command an army. Can be said to have achieved the greatest popularity as a human being

    Military Tactics: B
    Tactical knowledge used not for one-on-one combat situations, but for battles where many are mobilized. Bonus modifiers are provided during use of one's own Anti-Army Noble Phantasm or when dealing against an enemy Anti-Army Noble Phantasm.

    Divinity: C
    Despite the absence of clear evidence, according to many stories it is said he is the son of Zeus, the greatest of gods.

    Noble Phantasm
    Via Expungito: Distant Trampling Domination
    Rank: A+
    Type: Anti-Army Noble Phantasm
    Range: 2~50
    Maximum number of targets: 100 persons
    The trampling attack performed with Noble Phantasm "Gordius Wheel." The damage is decided twice, first by the hooves, then the wheels of the chariot. Along with all physical damage, there is also the effects of lightnings, the manifestation of Zeus. Should the target fail its STR check, additional damage will be dealt.

    Ionioi Hetairoi: Army of the King
    Rank: EX
    Type: Anti Army Noble Phantasm
    Range: 1~99
    Maximum number of targets: 1000 people
    Having sworn loyalty to Alexander even after their deaths, his personal guards who had turned into spirits, manifest into Servants together with the ruler. The summoned ones are Servants without Masters, however each have the rank E- equivalent of the "Independent Action" skill, allowing materialization possible for a maximum of 30 turns.

    CLASS ライダー



    騎乗: A+






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    [v] Fate/Zero material - Characters: Alexander, p.046-049, 086

    Height: 212cm
    Weight: 130kg
    Blood type: Unknown
    Birthday: Unknown
    Image color: Scarlet
    Talents: Pulling arguments out of his ass, leadership
    Things he likes: Adventure, novelty
    Things he hates: Idea of completion, benefits of what he already has
    Worst enemy: His mother

    Comment for Alexander
    Takeuchi: We are the King of Conquerors! Because he can be said to be the ultimate key person in F/Z, a lot of time and energy went into his design. He has a detailed and complex design, so he became a very difficult character to draw.
    Urobuchi: If 5th Rider is a racing car, then 4th Rider is a heavy tank, Which one would you choose to take a ride on?
    Takeuchi: Actually, the heavy tank-ness of the Gordius Wheel is cool. But it can't enter a sewer at all.
    Urobuchi: At one point, that Noble Phantasm was designed to have the ability to change its size at will by substituting its parts and transforming. Even then, though, the sewers would be too narrow.

    Takeuchi's comment
    Without the mantle, you get an extremely intimate feeling from him. The King of Conquerors in the style of commoners. [Takeuchi]

    Takeuchi's comment
    Rider: Bwahahaha Cast it all off!!
    Waver: Why even me...
    Maybe it would be better to put him in a loincloth. [Takeuchi]

    Takeuchi's comment
    Initial designs. I'm pretty pleased with the guy in the center with the three feelers. [Takeuchi]

    Takeuchi's comment

    Takeuchi's comment

    Comment for Alexander

    Takeuchi's comment

    Takeuchi's comment

  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Fate/Zero Anime Visual Guide I - Rider entry, p.016
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 4.12 4.13 4.14 4.15 4.16 Fate/EXTELLA material - Rider Servant English, p.015
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.8 Fate/EXTELLA material - Iskandar, p.062-065
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    [v] Fate/Grand Order - Iskandar (Rider) Profile [T]

    Iskandar - Rider

    Illustrator and Voice actor
    Illustrator: Takeuchi Takashi
    Voice Actor: Akio Ōtsuka

    Strength: B
    Endurance: A
    Agility: D
    Mana: C
    Luck: A+
    Noble Phantasm: A++

    Personal Skills
    Charisma: A
    Military Tactics: B
    Lightning Conqueror: EX

    Class Skills
    Magic Resistance: D
    Riding: A+
    Divinity: C

    Noble Phantasm
    Ionian Hetairoi: Troops of the King
    Rank: EX
    Type: Anti-Army Noble Phantasm

    Iskandar is the naming for Alexander III in Persian, he is also known by the nickname of Twin-Horns King (Dhû'l Qarnayn).
    With the eastern expedition, his military prowess that resounded in the Islamic world derived into many heroic tales and was propagated all over Asia.

    Level 1 Bond
    After he inherited the Macedonian throne at the age of 20, he suppressed the Greek city-states and invaded West Asia.
    He acquired the status of Pharaoh of Egypt, defeated the robust Persian Kingdom and built a great empire that reached as far as the distant India.

    Level 2 Bond
    That passion towards conquest was not a desire to rule under the name of territorial expansion, but the strong influence of an explorer-like aspect of pursuing an unknown world. He appointed local personnel for the ruling of conquered regions and proactively endeavored in the appeasement with the West Asian culture, building the cornerstone of Hellenic civilization.

    Level 3 Bond
    Height/Weight: 212cm・130kg
    Source: Historical fact
    Region: Macedonia
    Alignment: Neutral Good  Gender: Male
    King of Conquerors, winning without destroying. Conquering without disgracing.

    Level 4 Bond
    "Troops of the King"
    Rank: EX  Type: Anti-Army Noble Phantasm
    Ionian Hetairoi.
    A inherent bounded-field of summoning. The trump card of the King of Conquerors.
    People themselves are treasures. The distinguished services of matchless brave warriors are by themselves the proof of a king.
    Consecutive summoning of the personal guard he lead in his lifetime as independent Servants, trampling down on the enemy with a military force of tens of thousands.

    Level 5 Bond
    In the "Troops of the King", the entirety of the Iskandar Army from when he was alive is summoned. The symbol of his kingship, a bond with his retainers that overcomes even time went as far as being sublimated as a Noble Phantasm.
    This originates from the fact how he - while alive - was not a hero that raised deeds of arms as an individual, but a hero that fought while commanding a military force.

    Level 5 Bond
    The passion of the King of Conquerors, who accomplished an extraordinary great expedition based on the dearest wish of reaching the farthest sea - Okeanos, does not change regardless of which age's Holy Grail War he is summoned to.
    Taking no notice of even the miracle of the Holy Grail, he marches once again towards the ends of the world. Glory lies for sure at the distance.

    イスカンダル - ライダー



    カリスマ A
    軍略 B
    雷の征服者 EX

    対魔力 D
    騎乗 A+
    神性 C





    属性:中立・善  性別:男性

    ランク:EX  種別:対軍宝具



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    [v] Fate/Grand Order - Alexander (Rider) Profile [T]

    Alexander - Rider

    Illustrator and Voice actor
    Illustrator: BUNBUN
    Voice Actor: Sakamoto Maaya

    Strength: C
    Endurance: B
    Agility: B
    Mana: C
    Luck: A+
    Noble Phantasm: B+

    Personal Skills
    Charisma: C
    Charming Youth: B
    Divinity: E

    Class Skills
    Magic Resistance: D
    Riding: A+

    Noble Phantasm
    Bucephalus: The Beginning of Trampling Conquest
    Rank: B+
    Type: Anti-Army Noble Phantasm

    From the 4th Century BC, the young prince of the Kingdom of Macedonia.
    A peerless pretty boy, a prodigy that caught the eyes of many sages such as the philosopher Aristotle, and an innocent child who loves the epic poem "Iliad" from the bottom of his heart.
    An existence that can be described as the personification of possibilities.

    Level 1 Bond
    Height/Weight: 151cm・40kg
    Source: Historical fact
    Region: Europe
    Alignment: Neutral Good  Gender: Male
    His favorite horse, Bucephalus, is also an Heroic Spirit in its own right.

    Level 2 Bond
    At times studying philosophy and political sciences, at times absorbed in reading heart-pounding legends, at times piling up training as a soldier; even while blooming many talents, this young boy approved all and every possibility.

    Level 3 Bond
    Alexander - the King of Conquerors Iskander who, for whatever reason, was summoned in the figure of a young boy.
    Not only his figure, but even his mentality has became that of his time as a young boy.
    By no means he has lost his memories, but the memories from after his adolescence are somewhat "lacking a sense of reality".

    Level 4 Bond

    • Pretty Boy of Rosy Cheeks: B

    The disposition as a pretty boy who attracts people.
    It works as a fascination magecraft-like effect regardless of gender, but it will be abated so long there is a will to resist.
    Complete evasion by means of Magic Resistance Skill is possible.

    Level 5 Bond
    "Blessings of God"
    Rank: C  Type: Anti-Unit
    Zeus Thunder. Self-recognition as a child of god.
    Every time it is employed, the thunder of Zeus reinforces the body, raises Divinity and the Skill Pretty Boy of Rosy Cheeks suffers a Rank-DOWN. In other words...

    He will probably notice that the demise of human history means nothing but the closing of even his own possibilities.
    That would not please him.
    The embodiment of the mentality of one who attempts to take his very first steps will surely becomes of assistance to the Master's own steps.

    アレキサンダー - ライダー







    属性:中立・善  性別:男性




    ランク:C  種別:対人宝具


  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 Fate/Zero - Volume 1
  10. The Outsiders’ Performance
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 Fate/Zero - Volume 3
  12. [v] Fate/Grand Order - Berserker Profile [T]

    Darius III - Berserker

    Illustrator and Voice actor
    Illustrator: PFALZ
    Voice Actor: Kunihiko Yasui

    Strength: A
    Endurance: A+
    Agility: B
    Mana: E
    Luck: D
    Noble Phantasm: A

    Personal Skills
    Golden Rule B
    Disengage A
    Battle Continuation A

    Class Skills
    Mad Enhancement B

    Noble Phantasm
    Athanatoi Ten Thousand: Ten Thousand Cavalry of Immortality
    Rank: A
    Type: Anti-Army

    A valorous king of Ancient Persia.
    A character from the 4th Century BC.
    Known as the last king of Achaemenid Dynasty.
    A "worthy rival" of Iskander, the King of Conquerors of Macedonia, and who had blocked his way for many times.

    Level 1 Bond
    Height/Weight: 345cm・280kg
    Source: Historical fact
    Region: West Asia
    Alignment: Lawful Neutral  Gender: Male
    Besides combat performance, monetary assets are also a part of his strength.

    Level 2 Bond
    An indomitable man.
    His normal facial expression is calm. Still, he is constantly filled with a firm fighting spirit. During battle, he open his eyes and begins the destruction of the target by becoming a storm itself.
    (due a high "Mad Enhancement", most of his human nature has disappeared)

    Level 3 Bond
    In contrary to the sternness of his fight, strangely his reactions towards the Master are mostly obedient.
    As he does not runs wildly in normal times, and comparatively listens properly to what he is told, his effective Restarting Skill is also not wasted when retreating from battle.

    Level 4 Bond
    "Athanatoi Ten Thousand"
    Rank: A  Type: Anti-Army
    Ten Thousand Cavalry of Immortality.
    Ten thousand soldiers transformed into moving corpses and walking skeletons appear, gather and become a "war elephant of death", exterminating the enemy.

    Level 5 Bond
    Immortal corps Athanatoi. The ten thousand elite men that existed as a historical fact turned into a Noble Phantasm, their indestructible and immortal nature is being emphasized due to the legends established in future years.
    The "war elephant of death" is a colonial organism of sorts that completely destroys the opponents of the king with a terrifying blow of magical power.

    His wish for the Holy Grail is "a rematch with Iskander".
    Not a one-on-one, he desires a rematch that is clash of troops against troops--
    Although a comparatively obedient Servant, he is likely to run wild when his wish is involved, so special attention is required.

    ダレイオス三世 - バーサーカー



    黄金律 B
    仕切り直し A
    戦闘続行 A

    狂化 B

    ランク: A
    種別: 対軍宝具


    属性:秩序・中庸  性別:男性



    ランク:A  種別:対軍宝具



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    [v] Fate/EXTELLA material - Encyclopedia: Iskandar [Servant], p.097-098 [T]

    Iskandar [Servant]
    A Rider-class Servant in Altera's army.
    He was born in the 4th century BC to the royal family of Macedonia, a kingdom in Greece.
    Thanks to the influence of his mother, Olympias, he was fascinated by the exploits of heroes in mythology. He believed that he was the son of Zeus (who was also regarded as an Egyptian god by the name of Amun).
    He inherited the throne at the young age of twenty, and began his great conquest by uniting the Grecian states. He raised an army and led them in a campaign to the East, not only conquering the great kingdom of Persia, but also many of the kingdoms under its control, beginning with Egypt.
    The name Iskandar was given to him by the Arabs and the Persians. His campaign to the East went as far as India. There, his troops and generals complained of fatigue, and so he turned back to Babylon, where he suddenly passed away.
    He created the greatest empire in the history of mankind as a conqueror, but his dying words, "Leave everything to the strongest." ended up splitting it apart instead.
    Today, the Heroic Spirit Iskandar is a Top Servant, known among his peers as the "King of Conquerors."
    When the Moon Cell senses that Altera has been released, it summons him to do battle with her. However, being unaccustomed to fighting on SE.RA.PH., with all its subtle differences to the Earth he lived and died on, he approaches the fight as a kind of warm-up.
    Because of that, he loses. Altera then declares that his life belongs to her, and forces him to join her army. (This sort of thing is bound to happen when you don't play with your full attention on the game...)
    Technically, this also makes him a Servant of Altera's Master, but Altera treats them both as if they were the same rank.
    Altera understands that her victory over Iskandar was a matter of circumstance, and that they are evenly matched in terms of strength. While, subsequent to their fight, she does wield power over him, she does not consider him to be beneath her — nor does she look down on Jeanne, whom she recruits in a similar fashion.
    Iskandar understands that as well; but accepts his defeat with dignity. From then on, he pledges to assist Altera in achieving her goals.
    Make no mistake, however: He is loyal only to Altera, and not the Umbra' Star.


  14. 14.0 14.1 Fate/Zero - Volume 2
  15. [v] Lord El-Melloi II Case Files material - Encyclopedia: Iskandar [Heroic Spirit], p.098

    Iskandar [Heroic Spirit]
    The King of Conquerors, Iskandar. Also known as Alexander the Great.
    A great Heroic Spirit, whose exploits were only matched by a small handful of others across the entirety of human history.
    Summoned in the Fourth Holy Grail War under the class of Rider, he was the Servant of Waver Velvet. His Noble Phantasms were Gordius Wheel, the Wheel of Heaven’s Might, on which Faker’s “Hecatic Wheel” was based, as well as the Rank EX Ionian Hetairoi, Army of the King, which could summon forth tens of thousands of Heroic Spirits.
    Though he never really appeared in Case Files himself, his influence was enormous.
    Even Heartless himself had an undeniable eye for him. Due to his great exploits in life, some say he was chosen by the twelve historical Gods of Olympus…Heartless’ plan began from that anecdote.
    Though it can’t be said whether the words Gray heard at the end of Case Files truly belonged to him or not, the resurrection of the box in her hands was unquestionably a miracle.


  16. [v] Lord El-Melloi II Case Files material - Encyclopedia: Faker [Servant], p.106-107

    Faker [Servant]
    An Extra class created by Heartless in order to summon imposters and body doubles.
    Within the story of Case Files, it refers to Iskandar’s body double, who ignores the Ionian Hetairoi. Her Personal Skill “He is Another Iskandar (Fake)” grants her some of Iskandar’s Personal Skills, as well as a distorted version of the Noble Phantasm Gordius Wheel, a sight that shook El-Melloi II to his core on their first meeting.
    Her true identity is that of Hephaestion’s younger twin sister, born at the behest of the King of Conquerer’s mother Olympias, to protect him for his entire life.
    Though it may be hard to imagine her as a body double for a man like Iskandar who was over two meters tall, her role as a body double was a magical one.
    As such, she had no name.
    After separating from Olympias, Iskandar tried to give her one numerous times. Since doing so would weaken the spells redirecting curses from him to her, however, she rejected each time. Not only that, but for the sake of protecting Iskandar from various forms of curses and magecraft, she developed numerous counter-intelligence schemes. That is why the descriptions left behind about Iskandar don’t match the appearance of the Servant Iskandar at all.
    The Class name of Faker is, in a way, the first name she ever received.
    As she didn’t leave behind any anecdotal stories in history, her status as a Servant is rather weak, but she still boasts a considerable and comprehensive combat ability. This results not just from having powerful skills or Noble Phantasms, but from the wide variety of physical and magical options available to her in combat, and her ability to keenly recognize which of those options is optimal for each situation.
    Just as she said during the story, “Being a warrior is a question of both body, mind, and spirit.” Her love of battle and the skills that saw her through numerous battlefields made it possible for her and Heartless to break through the Spiritual Tomb of Albion alone.
    Despite how much of a mismatched pair the two of them may seem, her partnership with Heartless is one she finds unexpectedly comfortable.
    Though it was never discussed in detail, the way Heartless’ life changed after being betrayed by his students and her unwillingness to forgive the betrayal she suffered in the Wars of the Diadochi demonstrated a clear unity of values betwen them.

    The Dionysus that Faker references normally corresponds to the god of wine Bacchus, but the magecraft she uses actually points to the maddened Zeus himself. In short, an omnipotent god gone mad. Abandoning reason and embracing infinite chaos is truly suitable as a source for magecraft.
    Of course, as one who serves the god of wine, nevermind Iskandar, she regularly drank all of his close friends and advisors under the table.
    In addition, the reason she rejects the summons of the Ionian Hetairoi comes from the following flow of events. “She is called by Iskandar” ⮕ “Immediately before being summoned, she is given the fundamental knowledge from the world about the Wars of the Diadochi” ⮕ “Before the summoning is completed, she rejects it.” A summoned Heroic Spirit, if not from the Holy Grail then from the World itself, receives knowledge about the present era. In the case of Ionian Hetairoi, it is the latter that provides the information.
    Were she to be summoned again as a Servant, as usual she would forget everything that happened during the course of these incidents. But what if she were summoned as part of the Army of the King? What if she were summoned in a Singularity that ignored the correct chronology of history, or by a system completely different than the one set up in Fuyuki?
    The answer will remain a mystery until such an event occurs.



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    [v] Fate/side material - Encyclopedia: Iskandar, King of Conquerors [Servant], p.065

    Iskandar, King of Conquerors [Servant]
    Saber's rival in the Fourth Holy Grail War.
    He possesses a Noble Phantasm that rivals that of the King of Heroes.
    In the fourth war, he was weakened from fighting Saber, then subsequently defeated during a battle with Gilgamesh.


  18. [v] TYPE-MOON Ace 7, p.062

    Higashide: If Kayneth were Rider's master it wouldn't have worked out. But there wouldn't be any cheating*. (*as in Sola-Ui with Lancer)
    Urobuchi: Not exactly cheating but I think [Rider] would basically go at it as if to fuck both of them.
    Higashide: Oh yeah, he's bisexual.
    Haganeya: Bisexuality was relatively normal for people of ancient times.


  19. [v] Fate/Zero material - Encyclopedia: Admirable Tactics IV [Other], p.090

    Admirable Tactics [Other]
    The fourth entry in a super-popular series of war games set during World War II, where players control the Axis powers and fight against the Allies. The subtitle is "The Melancholy of Dr. Porsche".
    Since the game systems had already reached the limits of complexity and difficulty in the previous installment, this newest version simply added more nations, stages, and maps. And with new units like the Focke-Wulf Triebflügel, the V-3 cannon, and a clone of the Führer himself, it surpassed the realm of war games and became a chaotic melting pot that defies description. Even now, it enjoys a small but intensely dedicated fanbase.


  20. [v] Fate/Zero material - Encyclopedia: Iskandar [Servant], p.090-091

    Iskandar [Servant]
    The Rider class Servant of the Fourth Holy Grail War.
    He was originally supposed to be summoned by Kayneth El-Melloi Archibald, but instead formed a contract with Waver Velvet, who stole the catalyst Kayneth had prepared before the war began.
    Going in, the original author entrusted me with just three pieces of information regarding Alexander: his true name, the Noble Phantasm called "Army of the King", and the fact that there must be a development where Saber comes to reconsider her own kingship through her conflict with him and Gilgamesh.
    So, starting from there I figured the most important thing was that he be a totally different sort of king from both Saber and Gilgamesh. That's why I decided to come up with his general appearance and personality first, and only research his actual history afterward, all the while looking for ways to twist and distort things along the vector I had already imagined for him. But then, the more I read about him, the more I realized Alexander the Great's actual life was like something out of Shounen Jump. I barely had to change anything about him at all!
    With the way he faced formidable foes with the utmost respect and behaved more like an adventurer than a statesman, I can't help but imagine him as a character in one of Hara Tetsuo's manga. Actually, now that I think about it, It'd be great if Hara Tetsuo made an Alexander the Great themed manga for real! I'm being serious.
    His love of the Iliad ran so deep that he once totally disregarded strategy in favor of sightseeing around the city of Troy. He might have been the first celebrity otaku in human history.


  21. 21.0 21.1 Fate/Zero Special Drama CD 3: The Outsiders’ Performance - Track 5
  22. 22.0 22.1 Fate/Zero Special Drama CD 3: The Outsiders’ Performance - Track 1
  23. 23.0 23.1 Fate/Zero Special Drama CD 3: The Outsiders’ Performance - Track 2
  24. Fate/Zero Special Drama CD 3: The Outsiders’ Performance - Track 3
  25. Fate/Zero Special Drama CD 3: The Outsiders’ Performance - Track 4
  26. Fate/Grand Order - Fate/Accel Zero Order, ACT-8: Irregular
  27. Fate/Grand Order - Fate/Accel Zero Order, ACT-12: Discussing the Holy Grail
  28. Fate/Grand Order - Fate/Accel Zero Order, ACT-13: Battle Royale
  29. Fate/Grand Order - Fate/Accel Zero Order, ACT-15: To the Greater Grail
  30. Fate/Grand Order - Fate/Accel Zero Order, ACT-16: King's Pride
  31. Fate/Grand Order - Fate/Accel Zero Order, ACT-17: Wish of the Three Founding Families
  32. Fate/Grand Order - Salomon: The Grand Time Temple - Act 09: X / Disposal Chute Andromalius
  33. Lord El-Melloi II Case Files: Grace Note episode 13 - The Clock Tower, Usual Days, and the First Step Forward to the Future
  34. Lord El-Melloi II Case Files Volume 10
  35. Fate/Apocrypha Volume 3: Triumphal Return of the Saint - Chapter 4
  36. 36.0 36.1 Fate/strange Fake Manga Chapter 2: "Berserker"
  37. Lord El-Melloi II Case Files Volume 3: case. Twin Towers of Iselma (Lower) - Chapter 3 Part 1
  38. Fate/strange Fake Volume 4 - Chapter 10: Day 2 "Separate Mornings, Separate Pasts I"
  39. Fate/Zero Volume 4 Act 16
  40. [v] Fate/Zero - Volume 4: Gordius Wheel: Wheel of Heaven's Authority

    Gordius Wheel: Wheel of Heaven's Authority


  41. [v] Fate/Zero - Volume 4: Spatha



  42. 42.0 42.1
    [v] TYPE-MOON Ace 7 - 10 year Anniversary interview: Nasu Kinoko X Takeuchi Takashi X Urobuchi Gen
    Q: Having the "black" one as the main character and the "white" one as the villain is a refreshing idea. Then, how about the red Saber (Saber Extra), who appeared in Fate/EXTRA?

    Q: Having the "black" one as the main character and the "white" one as the villain is a refreshing idea. Then, how about the red Saber (Saber Extra), who appeared in Fate/EXTRA?

    Uro: That character is completely disconnected from the other Sabers. Personally, she looked like a female Gilgamesh to me.
    Nasu: If I had written Fate/Zero, then Iskandar would have been a character like Red Saber. In my mind, I can only see Iskandar as a worthy opponent to Gilgamesh, but the Iskandar Urobuchi created was an excellent, wild, and unprecedented character that I could have never thought up. But I want to surpass him somehow, so maybe Red Saber was born out of my drive to create a different tyrant from Iskandar.

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Fate/stay night Main characters: Shirou EmiyaSaberRin TohsakaSakura MatouIllyasviel von EinzbernArcherKirei Kotomine
Secondary characters: AssassinBerserkerCasterGilgameshLancerRiderShinji MatouSouichirou KuzukiTrue AssassinZouken Matou
Minor characters: Atrum GalliastaAyako MitsuzuriBedivereClaudia HortensiaGai GotouIssei RyuudouKaede MakideraKane HimuroLeysrittJusteaze Lizrich von EinzbernOtoko HotaruzukaSellaTaiga FujimuraVivianYukika Saegusa
Fate/hollow ataraxia Main characters: Bazett Fraga McRemitzAvengerCaren Hortensia
Secondary characters: AssassinDiloEdelfelt sistersLuviagelita EdelfeltMinori Mitsuzuri Master of AssassinPerseusReikan RyuudouSaberScáthachSthenoEuryale
Fate/Zero Main characters: Kiritsugu EmiyaIrisviel von EinzbernSaberKirei KotomineWaver VelvetRiderTokiomi TohsakaArcher
Secondary characters: Aoi TohsakaAssassinBerserkerCasterKariya MatouKayneth El-Melloi ArchibaldLancerMaiya HisauRisei KotomineRyuunosuke UryuuSola-Ui Nuada-Re Sophia-Ri
Minor characters: Byakuya MatouFionn mac CumhaillGlen and Martha MackenzieGrainneJubstacheit von EinzbernNatalia KaminskiNorikata EmiyaShirley
Fate/EXTRA Main characters: Hakuno KishinamiSaberArcherCasterGilgameshRin TohsakaRani VIIISakura MatouBB
Secondary characters: AliceArcherAssassinBerserkerBerserkerCasterCasterDan BlackmoreJinako CarigiriJulius B. HarweyLauncherKiara SessyoinLancerLancerLancerRun RuLeonardo B. HarweyMeltryllisMonji GatouPassionlipRiderSaberSaverShinji MatouTwice H. Pieceman
Minor characters: AmaterasuAoko Aozaki Chishiki MabiIkuyo YuutouIssei RyuudouKirei KotomineShiki RyougiSialim Eltnam Re-AtlasiaTaiga FujimuraTouko Aozaki
Fate/Apocrypha Black Faction characters: Caules Forvedge YggdmillenniaDarnic Prestone YggdmillenniaFiore Forvedge YggdmillenniaGordes Musik YggdmillenniaReika RikudouRoche Flyn YggdmillenniaCelenike Icecolle YggdmillenniaArcher of BlackAssassin of BlackBerserker of BlackCaster of BlackLancer of BlackRider of BlackSaber of Black
Red Faction characters: Kairi SisigouShirou KotomineRottweil BerzinskyJean RumPentel brothersFeend vor SembrenArcher of RedAssassin of RedBerserker of RedCaster of RedLancer of RedRider of RedSaber of Red
Other characters: SiegRuler
Minor characters: AiasAlma PetresiaAlzirBram Nuada-Re Sophia-RiFafnirHectorLord El-Melloi IIReines El-Melloi ArchisorteRocco BelfebanSergeTooleTouki SisigouTrimmauVictor Frankenstein
Fate/Prototype Main characters: Ayaka SajyouSaberMisaya ReiroukanLancerArcherRiderManaka Sajyou

Secondary characters: Archer's MasterAssassinBeast|BerserkerCasterAro IsemiHiroki SajyouSancraid Phahn

Fate/Prototype: Fragments Manaka SajyouSaberElza SaijoArcherNigel SawardLancerShizuri IsemiRiderMisaya's fatherCasterTatsumi KitanoBerserkerSeiji JingaAssassin
Fate/Labyrinth Manaka SajyouNorma GoodfellowSaberArcherCasterAssassinGrayLord El-Melloi IIWolfgang Faustus
Fate/strange fake False Masters and Servants: Flat EscardosFalse BerserkerTiné ChelcFalse ArcherWolfFalse LancerTsubaki KuruokaFalse RiderOrlando ReeveFalse CasterJester KartureFalse Assassin
True Masters and Servants: Ayaka SajyouPlayerSaberSigmaWatcherBazdilot CordelionTrue ArcherFrancesca PrelatiTrue CasterHaruri BorzakTrue BerserkerFaldeus DiolandTrue AssassinDoris LusendraTrue Rider
Other characters: FilliaJohn WingardVera LevittClan CalatinHansa CervantesLord El-Melloi IIYuukaku KuruokaCashuraGalvarosso ScladioRohngallSaint GermainMaster of Archer (Fate/strange Fake)
Fate/Grand Order Main characters: Ritsuka FujimaruMash Kyrielight
Observer on Timeless Temple characters: Romani ArchamanLeonardo da VinciOlga Marie AnimusphereFouSherlock HolmesLev Lainur FlaurosBeast IIGoetia
Epic of Remnant characters: BaalPhenexZeparBeast III/RAshiya DoumanRaumRandolph Carter
Cosmos in the Lostbelt characters: Goredolf MusikJingle Abel MeuniereSion Eltnam SokarisCaptain NemoTamamo Vitch KoyanskayaGrigori RasputinKirei KotominePriestess of the Alien GodAlien GodKadoc ZemlupusOphelia PhamrsoloneHinako AkutaScandinavia PeperoncinoKirschtaria WodimeBeryl GutDaybit Sem VoidSenji MuramasaChaldeanDavid Bluebook
Other characters: Marisbury AnimusphereGalahadCharacters in Fate/Grand Order
Lord El-Melloi II Case Files Main characters: Lord El-Melloi IIGrayReines El-Melloi Archisorte

Recurring characters: AddTrimmauHishiri AdashinoFlat EscardosSvin GlascheitLuviagelita EdelfeltHishiri AdashinoMelvin WeinsFakerDoctor Heartless
Secondary characters: FluegerHeine IstariJiroubou Seigen TokitouClownOrlocke CaesarmundRosalind IstariGeryon AshbornTouko AozakiInorai Valualeta AtroholmByron Valualeta IselmaDiadra Valualeta IselmaEstella Valualeta IselmaCarinaReginaMaio Brishisan ClynellesIslo SebunanMick GrazilierAtrum GalliastaCaules ForvedgeYvette L. LehrmanOlga Marie AnimusphereTrisha FellowsKarabo FramptonRodinLeandraJean-Mario SupinerraBersac BlackmoreMagdalenaZepia Eltnam AtlasiaFernando CrozeSister IlumiaCorpse KingMcDonell Trambellio ElrodRufleus Nuada-Re EulyphisAsheara MystrasCalugh Ithred

The Adventures of Lord El-Melloi II Main characters: Lord El-Melloi IIGrayReines El-Melloi ArchisorteErgo

Secondary characters: AddRin TohsakaLatio Crudelis HiramTangereWuzhiqiFlat EscardosLuviagelita Edelfelt
Other characters: Shirou EmiyaMikiya KokutouMana Ryougi

Garden of Avalon AgravainArtoriaGalahadGawainGuinevereKayLancelotMerlinMorgan le FayTristanVortigern
Fate/kaleid liner Main characters: Illyasviel von EinzbernMiyu EdelfeltChloe von EinzbernRin TohsakaLuviagelita EdelfeltMagical RubyMagical Sapphire

Secondary characters: Shirou EmiyaSella (Fate/kaleid)Leysritt (Fate/kaleid)Kiritsugu EmiyaIrisviel von EinzbernCaren HortensiaBazett Fraga McRemitzTanakaBeatrice FlowerchildAngelicaDarius AinsworthErika AinsworthShirou Emiya (Miyu's brother)Julian AinsworthKischur Zelretch SchweinorgLord El-Melloi IIMimi KatsuraTatsuko GakumazawaSuzuka KuriharaNanaki MoriyamaTaiga FujimuraShinji MatouSakura Matou

Fate/Requiem Main characters: Erice UtsumiVoyagerKarinBerserkerKoharu F RiedenflausSaberChitose ManazuruLancerNzambiAnubis
Secondary characters: Caren FujimuraMakkiKuchimeRurihime
Fate/type Redline Main characters: Kanata AkagiTsukumo FujimiyaSaber
Secondary characters: ArcherBerserkerMajor MagatsuKanameMajor ReiterAssassinCasterRider
Fate/Koha-Ace Main characters: Sakura SaberKohakuAkihaDemon ArcherArtoriaRiderOryuuCaren KotomineLancerMajor MatouBerserkerAssassinCasterMajor ReiterFuhrerLancer
Other characters: SaberDevil SaberSun Wukong
Others Association DirectorGazamyGrail-kunKischur Zelretch SchweinorgMagical AmberMagical CarenMoby DickNagato TohsakaNeco-ArcPhantas-MoonRaiga FujimuraSaber LionTyphonList of characters by statistics
Fate/stay night Shirou EmiyaRin TohsakaIllyasviel von EinzbernShinji MatouSouichirou KuzukiCasterKirei KotomineZouken MatouSakura MatouAtrum Galliasta
Ernest Gravehill
Fate/hollow ataraxia Bazett Fraga McRemitzCaren HortensiaEdelfelt sistersMaster of AssassinEinzbern Master
Fate/Zero Kiritsugu EmiyaKirei KotomineTokiomi TohsakaRyuunosuke UryuuWaver VelvetKariya MatouKayneth El-Melloi ArchibaldSola-Ui Nuada-Re Sophia-Ri
Fate/EXTRA Hakuno KishinamiRin TohsakaRani VIIILeonardo B. HarweyRun RuDan BlackmoreShinji MatouAliceJulius B. HarweyMonji GatouTwice H. PiecemanJinako CarigiriKiara SessyoinMeltryllisBBKazuhito SakagamiIzaya KiiLeila RaidouMisao AmariAtrum Galliasta
Fate/Apocrypha Kairi SisigouShirou KotomineRottweil BerzinskyJean RumPentel brothersFeend vor SembrenGordes Musik YggdmillenniaFiore Forvedge YggdmillenniaDarnic Prestone YggdmillenniaCelenike Icecolle YggdmillenniaRoche Frain YggdmillenniaCaules Forvedge YggdmillenniaReika RikudouSagara HyoumaSieg
Fate/Prototype Ayaka SajyouMisaya ReiroukanManaka SajyouSancraid PhahnAro IsemiElza SaijoNigel SawardMisaya's fatherShizuri IsemiSeiji JingaTatsumi Kitano
Lord El-Melloi II Case Files Doctor Heartless
Fate/Labyrinth Manaka SajyouNorma GoodfellowWolfgang Faustus
Fate/strange fake PlayerTiné ChelcTsubaki KuruokaOrlando ReeveJester KartureFlat EscardosWolfAyaka SajyouSigmaFaldeus DiolandCashuraFrancescaDoris LusendraHaruriBazdilot Cordelion
Fate/Grand Order Ritsuka FujimaruKirschtaria WodimeOphelia PhamrsoloneKadoc ZemlupusScandinavia PeperoncinoHinako AkutaBeryl GutDaybit Sem Void
Fate/Requiem Erice UtsumiKarinKoharu F RiedenflausChitose ManazuruMakkiKuchimeRurihimeAhasuerus
Fate/type Redline Kanata AkagiKanameMajor MagatsuMajor ReiterMaster of CasterMysterious OfficerLanlan Fang
Koha-Ace KohakuArtoriaMajor MatouCaren Kotomine
Fate/kaleid liner Class Card users: Illyasviel von EinzbernMiyu EdelfeltAngelicaBeatrice FlowerchildJulian AinsworthRin TohsakaLuviagelita EdelfeltShinji Matou
Classes SaberLancerArcherRiderCasterAssassinBerserker
RulerAvengerAlter EgoMoonCancerShielderBeastGrand Servant (Grand Caster) • SaverGunnerGatekeeperFunny VampFakerWatcherNon-classed Servants
Fate/stay night SaberLancerArcherRiderCasterAssassinBerserker
Fate/hollow ataraxia AvengerSaberAssassin
Fate/Zero SaberLancerArcherRiderCasterAssassinBerserker
Fate/EXTRA Playable Servants: SaberArcherCasterGilgameshSaberCasterSaberRuler
Party Servants: RiderRiderRulerSaberRiderLancerArcherBerserkerCasterBerserker
Non-Playable Servants: SaberLancerLancerArcherRiderCasterAssassinBerserkerBerserkerSaverRiderAssassinLancerSaberLancerBerserkerBerserkerArmstrong
Non-Playable CCC Servants: SaberLancerCasterLauncherBB
Alter Ego: PassionlipMeltryllisVioletKingproteaKazuradrop
Others: Saber
Fate/Apocrypha Black Faction: Saber of Black (Sieg) • Lancer of BlackArcher of BlackRider of BlackCaster of BlackAssassin of BlackBerserker of Black
Red Faction: Saber of RedLancer of RedArcher of RedRider of RedCaster of RedAssassin of RedBerserker of Red
Others: RulerRuler
Discarded designs: DavidMusashibou BenkeiGeorgiosSakata Kintoki
Fate/Prototype First Tokyo Holy Grail War Servants: SaberLancerArcherRiderCasterAssassinBerserker
Second Tokyo Holy Grail War Servants: SaberLancerArcherRiderCasterAssassinBerserkerBeast
Fate/strange fake False Servants: SaberFalse LancerFalse ArcherFalse RiderFalse CasterFalse AssassinFalse Berserker
True Servants: True ArcherTrue RiderTrue CasterTrue AssassinTrue BerserkerWatcher
Fate/Grand Order Saber: AstolfoAlteraArtoria PendragonArtoria Pendragon (Alter)Artoria Pendragon LilyBarghestBedivereBenienmaCharlemagneChevalier d'EonDiarmuid Ua DuibhneDioscuriFairy Knight GawainFergus mac RóichGaius Julius CaesarGilles de RaisIbuki-doujiJasonLancelotMiyamoto MusashiMordredNero ClaudiusNero BridePrince of LanlingRamaRolandSaitou HajimeSenji MuramasaShiki RyougiSiegfriedSigurdSuzuka GozenTrưng sistersWatanabe-no-TsunaYagyuu Munenori
Lancer: Artoria PendragonArtoria Pendragon (Alter)BradamanteBrynhildrCaenisCú ChulainnCú Chulainn (Prototype)Diarmuid Ua DuibhneDon QuixoteElizabeth BathoryEnkiduEreshkigalErice UtsumiFairy Knight LancelotFionn mac CumhaillGarethHectorHouzouin InshunJaguar ManKarnaLeonidasMary AnningMedusaMusashibou BenkeiNezhaParvatiPercivalQin LiangyuRomulusRomulus-QuirinusScáthachSakamoto RyoumaValkyrieVritra
Archer: ArashArjunaBaobhan SithAtalantaBilly the KidCalamity JaneChild-GilChironChloe von EinzbernDavidEMIYAEMIYA AlterEuryaleFairy Knight TristanFujino AsagamiGilgameshIshtarJames MoriartyNapoleonOda NobukatsuOda NobunagaOrion(Artemis)ParisRobin HoodSei ShounagonSuper OrionTawara ToutaTomoe GozenTristanZenobia
Rider: AchillesAlexanderArtoria Pendragon (Santa Alter)AstolfoBartholomew RobertsBonny and ReadBoudicaCaptain NemoChristopher ColumbusConstantine XIDobrynya NikitichEdward TeachEuropaFrancis DrakeHabetrotIvan the TerribleLeonardo da VinciMandricardoMarie AntoinetteMedbMedusaOzymandiasQuetzalcoatlRed HareGeorgiosMarthaSakamoto RyoumaSakata KintokiTaigong WangUshiwakamaru
Caster: Anastasia Nikolaevna RomanovaArtoria AvalonAvicebronCharles BabbageChen GongCirceCú ChulainnDaikokutenGeronimoGilgameshGilles de RaisHans Christian AndersenHelena BlavatskyIllyasviel von EinzbernIrisviel (Dress of Heaven)Izumo-no-OkuniLeonardo da VinciMedeaMedea LilyMephistophelesMerlinMerlin (Prototype)Miss CraneMurasaki ShikibuNitocrisNursery RhymeQueen of ShebaScáthach SkadiScheherazadeSiegSolomonTamamo-no-MaeThomas EdisonWilliam ShakespeareParacelsus von HohenheimWolfgang Amadeus MozartXuanzang SanzangZhang JueZhuge Liang (Lord El-Melloi II)
Berserker: AsteriosAtalanta AlterBeowulfCaligulaChachaCú Chulainn AlterDarius IIIEric BloodaxeFlorence NightingaleFrankenstein's MonsterHeraclesHijikata ToshizoGalateaIbaraki-doujiKijyo KoyoKiyohimeKriemhildLancelotLu BuMinamoto-no-RaikouMorganMysterious Heroine X AlterPenthesileaPaul BunyanSakata KintokiSalomeSpartacusTamamo CatVlad IIIXiang Yu
Assassin: CarmillaCharles-Henri SansonCharlotte CordayCleopatraConsort YuDr. JekyllEMIYAFuuma KotarouHassan of the Cursed ArmHassan of the Hundred FacesHassan of SerenityJack the RipperJing KeKamaKatō DanzōKiichi HougenKing HassanKoyanskaya of LightMata HariMochizuki ChiyomeMysterious Heroine XOkada IzouOsakabehimePhantom of the OperaSasaki KojirouSemiramisShiki RyougiShuten-doujiSthenoWu ZetianYan Qing
Ruler: Amakusa Shirou TokisadaAmourHimikoJames MoriartyJeanne d'ArcSherlock HolmesQin Shi Huang
Avenger: Amakusa Shirou TokisadaAngra MainyuAntonio SalieriBlack IriEdmond DantèsGorgonHessian LoboJeanne AlterMysterious Ranmaru XSpace IshtarTaira-no-Kagekiyo
Alter Ego: Ashiya DoumanKiara SessyoinKingproteaManannán mac LirMecha Eli-chanMecha Eli-chan MkIIMeltryllisOkita Souji AlterPassionlipSitonaiSuper BunyanTaisui Xingjun
MoonCancer: BBKiara SessyoinGanesha
Foreigner: Abigail WilliamsBB PeleKatsushika HokusaiKoyanskaya of DarknessJacques de MolayMysterious Heroine XXMysterious Idol X AlterVan GoghVoyagerYang Guifei
Pretender: Hephaestion MnemosyneOberon
Beast: GoetiaTiamatKiara SessyoinKama/MaraCath PalugTamamo Vitch KoyanskayaU-Olga Marie
Fate/Requiem VoyagerBerserkerSaberLancerCasterAnubisUnnamed female ServantAssassinAvengerRiderHendrik van der DeckenBarbarossaCirceEdward TeachEl CidJacques de MolayHannibalMarcus Vipsanius AgrippaMinamoto Kurou YoshitsuneElizabeth BathoryMata HariForeignerAsclepiusOdysseus
Fate/type Redline SaberArcherBerserkerAssassinCasterRiderLancerFake Lancer
Fate/kaleid liner Fifth Holy Grail War Class Cards: Archer (Gilgamesh) • Assassin (AssassinAssassin) • SaberLancerArcherRiderCasterBerserker
Unknown Holy Grail War Class Cards: AssassinBerserkerBerserker
Koha-Ace Sakura SaberMusashiLancerDemon ArcherDevil SaberRiderCasterAssassinBerserkerSun WukongLancer
Others Saber LionFakerOthersServants of Fate/Grand Order x Himuro's World