- 1 Profile
- 2 Role
- 2.1 Fate/Grand Order
- 2.1.1 First Singularity: Orleans
- 2.1.2 Do Moon Goddesses Dream of Dango?
- 2.1.3 Miss Almost Weekly Santa Alter
- 2.1.4 Summer Event: Chaldea Summer Memories
- 2.1.5 Summer Event: Chaldea Heat Odyssey
- 2.1.6 Christmas Event: The Second Generation is Alter-chan
- 2.1.7 Final Singularity: Solomon
- 2.1.8 Interlude
- 2.2 Other appearances
- 2.1 Fate/Grand Order
- 3 Abilities
- 4 Forms and Alternate Versions
- 5 Development
- 6 References
Profile[edit | edit source]
Identity[edit | edit source]
Martha the Dragon Rider (ドラゴンライダー, Doragon Raidā?) was a saint of the 1st Century who suppressed the evil dragon Tarasque. A holy maiden who made a terrible and grotesque monster fall madly in love.
History[edit | edit source]
Guided by the words of the Messiah, whom she warmly welcomed with her younger brother and sister, Martha became a person of faith. She did not abandon her faith even later on after the Messiah was executed, further avoiding death as she was exiled by the Roman viceroy at the time and was placed in a boat with neither a paddle or a sail to use, and drifted to southern France upon receiving the grace of God.
At the town of Nerluc, which was located ahead of her as she went north along the Rhône River, she ended up confronting the monster Tarasque, who was also called the child of Leviathan and was viewed as a tyrannical dragon tormenting the people. Martha was not afraid of this monster and suppressed it with discipline carried out through her sacred powers. Afterwards, Nerluc changed its name to “Tarascon”, and it is currently prospering as a city that enshrines Saint Martha and Tarasque.
Although there are various opinions on the details of how Tarasque was suppressed, from the scene back in Martha’s lifetime, Tarasque wears an expression similar to one that can’t be managed, but within Fate/Grand Order, Tarasque always appears to be sad; one can presume that what this matter in question is, is domestic violence done to a degree.
Appearance[edit | edit source]
Saint Martha has blue eyes and long purple hair, reaching below her waist, with a white, golden-frilled, short veil around her head. She wears a pair of blue earrings on each ear. A short, blue cloak draped over her shoulders is connected to a red collar. Her main piece of clothing is an unnatural one-piece, white dress with red trimmings, with wide sleeves, revealing its interior gray colors and rose-vine pattern. The dress is low cut, with an exposed trim-like section down the middle all the way down to her navel. In the skirt, it is split apart in two points, exposing her legs. A black belt is tied around her waist, connected to a golden ornament by the right hip, which drapes over the remainder of the belt all the way down to her ankles. In addition, Martha wears blue stockings, a set of green and golden gauntlets and grieves, and high-heeled sandals.
She holds in her right hand her signature staff: a golden pole with pink strips tied around it and with a silver and purple cross at the very top.
In her second Ascension, her cloak changes to red with golden crosses and a chain mail section. The veil is replaced by a set of long, white ribbons tied to both sides of her head, and a new golden ornament appears on her left hip, with yet another belt tied around her waist connecting to it. Her gauntlets are replaced by a silver, more bulkier set, and similar armor pieces are attached to her grieves and feet.
In her third Ascension, the golden pieces and belts are removed, and the sleeves replaced by elbow armor. The blue stockings are swapped out by french raspberry ones. The cloths attached to her hips and new set of gloves are of the same color. Said clothes possess white trimmings and crosses. The front section of her dress was removed entirely. The color pattern of her staff changed, the silver and gold were swapped around and the strips went from pink to purple, matching her hair.
Personality[edit | edit source]
The woman’s exterior is that of a perfect holy saint. The woman’s interior is also that of a perfect holy saint. A perfect saint both on the outside and in the inside. Perhaps due to the existence of her younger sister, Martha basically displays the words and actions of an elder sister-like behaviour frequently. Kind, chaste, gentle————The saint that is flawlessly radiant. A woman who is reliable, tender on top of that, and holds an indomitable spirit. If she can say, “I’m okay”, her companions will believe that she’s truly okay, no matter what kind of predicament happens, and even if she is getting back onto her feet. Even when everybody receives an attack, and even with a monster raging around, they will embrace that sanctity. The perfect holy maiden.
Although then however————to her companions who she can particularly confide in, Martha displays a different facial expression as a saint; especially around those she grew close to, she may come to show a “Martha who is not a saint.” During that, as the “Martha who is not a saint”, her words, gaze and facial expressions suddenly turn sharp, the atmosphere around her becomes unyielding, and she becomes dynamic and determined right after. This happens when she is also doing things such as sulking, getting angry, or unconsciously getting quite irritated at those being dangerous. But she will control no more than her bare-knuckle brawling. Given that she received her cross staff from “Him”.
This face shown to her close companions, from the figure of herself in those days as “the town girl who lived together with her younger brother and sister before He had passed by” and from before she ended up as a saint, is also a form of Martha that comes from her trust, as one who displays a kind of dependence on others. Although she is a genuine saint, this persona is a little extreme.
Still, even while displaying such behaviour, Martha's core remains unchanged as that of a saint. Even though it is a bit distant from the “image of a perfect saint”, her charm that captivates everybody, her indomitable spirit and belief that guides and protects each single person, her love for people, and so on, are all fundamentally constant with her saintly essence. Nevertheless, the point is, the difference is whether her filter is ON or OFF.
Saint Martha has nothing to wish for on the Holy Grail that does not belong to the Messiah’s. Similarly, like the times of before, she will live as a saint even after she had materialized as a Servant. Therefore, she will be cooperative with the activities of the Master. So long as the Master continues to walk on the correct path.
Relationships[edit | edit source]
- Jeanne d'Arc
- A connection between them as fellow holy maidens. There are various things to think about regarding her. For once, Martha wants to do something like having a relaxing chat with her.
- Jeanne d'Arc (Alter)
- Since she reminds her of her former self, Martha cannot look at her in the eyes. "Impossible! You, you will really regret this. Disgraceful."
Role[edit | edit source]
Fate/Grand Order[edit | edit source]
First Singularity: Orleans[edit | edit source]
Martha is summoned by Jeanne Alter to serve as one of her Berserk Servants under designation of Berserk-Rider. They begin a campaign of destruction against France, killing many, particularly King Charles VII and Pierre Cauchon. However, unbeknownst to Jeanne Alter and the others, Martha hid the protector of Lyon, Siegfried, in the town castle after he was left defeated and cursed by Jeanne Alter when he came to destroy the town. Later she, along with the others, encounters Ritsuka, Mash Kyrielight, and Jeanne d'Arc when they came to investigate the recently destroyed La Charite. After the three escape with the help of Marie Antoinette and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Jeanne Alter orders Martha to follow and observe them. Martha later confronts the group in their camp at night. Despite her order to only observe, she decides to test their skills. After they defeat her, she thanks them for releasing from madness. Before disappearing, she tells them to go to Lyon where they will find the Dragonslay they need to defeat Jeanne Alter's dragon.
Do Moon Goddesses Dream of Dango?[edit | edit source]
Traveling with Georgios and Sasaki Kojiro, Martha runs into Marie Antoinette, Chevalier d'Eon and Charles-Henri Sanson, who gives them most of their dumplings as a sign of friendship. Afterwards, she and the others go to the waters of Marseille to pray.
Later, while camping at the shoreline of Marseille, Martha obverses the calmness of ocean waves. After stating that no one wants Georgios' photos, she begins eating the dumplings with him and Kojiro. But Martha soon becomes upset at Kojiro for tagging along with her and Georgios, and asks what his motives are. After Kojiro answers that he seeks a duel with her, Martha refuses, saying that she preaches the folly of battle. She then asks Kojiro why she must fight him, saying she isn't the fighting type, and wonders if Kojiro is actually a samurai. Martha then gets angrier when Kojiro asks about Tarasque, wondering if he's after the dragon. She continues to say that Tarasque's shell is too thick for both Sasaki's sword and her fists, and becomes upsets when Georgios wonders if she fought dragons with her fists before becoming a saint. Ritsuka Fujimaru, Mash Kyrielight and Artemis soon arrive however, with Mash demanding that they surrender. Martha and the others seemingly return the dumplings to the group, but Artemis reveals that they're still hiding some, with Martha hiding some behind her back. With their poor deception unveiled by Artemis, Martha, wanting more dumplings, fights the group with Georgios and Kojiro. After being defeated by the group, Martha reprimands Georgios and Kojiro for pretending to be passed out due to their male pride by knocking the two of them unconscious. Afterwards, she escapes on Tarasque, but not before revealing that her group had given half of their dumplings to a fat man they met in the wasteland.
Miss Almost Weekly Santa Alter[edit | edit source]
When Julius Caesar came to Jing Ke's hideout, Martha mistakes him for Santa Claus and asks him for a new set of German cooking knives. Caesar instead however, makes her, along with Ushiwakamaru and Jing Ke, to sign a contract that forced them to buy expensive presents with their own money. But when Caesar discovered that they don't have enough money, he confiscates their possessions.
Later, Martha aggressively punches a punching bag while complaining about Christmas. Then, after punching the bag off its chain, she becomes startled when Santa Alter asks her where Jing Ke (calling her Jean Kay) is. Martha welcomes her and Ritsuka Fujimaru to the cave, and tells them to leave after they had their soup. Jing Ke arrives though and asks for Martha to cook some seared beef and sea turtle soup, but Martha instead confronts her about how lazy she's become instead of being her usual gallant self. Then, when Santa Alter reveals herself to be Santa Claus, Martha attacks her along with Jing Ke and Ushiwakamaru. After Santa Alter defeats them, Martha relays to her about their incident with the other Santa. She is then given her present, which will help get her buffed up, but she complains about why a saint would want to get buff.
Summer Event: Chaldea Summer Memories[edit | edit source]
Martha and several other of Ritsuka's Servants are accidentally rayshifted to a remote island where they're unable to contact Chaldea. As the group wonder where they are, she is unable to recognize, but finds the beach nice. The next day, as the group wait to hear from Blackbeard's observation of the island, Martha accuses Sasaki of sexual harrasment when he's asking for a duel in a obtuse way. After slaying some giant crabs, the group learn from a near dead Blackbeard that their location is still unknown, and it's nearly impossible to leave by ship. Agreeing with Artoria Pendragon's suggestion to leave the island to contact Chaldea, they decide to build a ship capable of leaving the island. After slaying monsters, the group's Spirit Origins are altered by Scáthach to give them swimsuits in order to accommodate with their current environment. While embrassed by exposing so much skin, Martha decides to temporarily forget her role as a saint given the situation. After more monsters are slain, the group go to gather materials for Scáthach to build their escape ship while also building other facilities.
Later, the group discuss what their first task of island life should be when a storms suddenly rolls in. They enter a small cave spotted by Mordred to escape the rain, but they run out due to a massive swarm of bugs. Outside the cave, the group decide they need to build a cabin to take shelter in. After that is built, the group decide to build a water supply to preserve any fresh water they collect. Martha comments on Kiyohime's suggstion of a wooden well that the wood would rot. She says a well made from brick would be more durable while looking nice. If the brick well is made, she voices her admiration in a rather strange way. She blames it on letting her guard due to wearing swimsuit. She tells Ritsuka how wells were important source of water even in her time, so she find the brick well nostalgic. She suggests naming it after Ritsuka when they suggest naming after her since they dug it. After suggesting to name it after Jacob, Martha wonders if she would've given Jesus water if she was that Samaritan woman. She finds it strange a well on a deserted island would make reminisce about her past. She remarks that she had nothing, but she was nonetheless happy. She explains that since she had nothing to begin with, she appreciated what was granted her. She then decides to draw up some water and drink it with Ritsuka to commemorate the well.
Later, Martha states how food is needless to Servant, saying it's more of a mood stabilizer when Mash says they're low on food. She recognizes it is a problem for Ritsuka though, and asks how they and Mash survived so far. She states they will need to procure their own food after Ritsuka and Mash say they're running low on rations from Chaldea. She explains a lack of food affects not only Ritsuka, but it also lowers their Servants' morale as well. She finds the plants different from those of Bethany, so she isn't sure which ones are safe to eat. She remarks how she used to feed her little brothers a lot of weird things, saying they were mostly fine. She recalls her brothers praying after every meal with tears in their eyes. The look of their face reminded her of how Jesus prayed over mankind's suffering and sins. The three then split to find some food, but only Martha returns with fruit. She accuses Ritsuka of calling her instincts wrong when she merely grins at Mash asking what the fruits are. After Mash becomes worried after closing explaining the fruits, Martha says they won't die instantly at the very least. She suggests spittting out if their tongue feels numb, and the same if their stomach feels strange. She even says she will knock out it of them if they have trouble regurgitating. She then cuts the top of the fruit with her bare hand so Ritsuka and Mash can drink from it. The first one is spicier than habanero, Martha suggests using it for spicing instead. The next one is tasteless with a weird and dry texture. Martha finds it strange since at least one should edible, and wonders if instincts are becoming dull. She asks Mash why she isn't say anything about the last fruit, pretending not to notice the horrible stench from it. Mash answers it is edible but it tastes like soybeans according to Ritsuka. Martha says it's fine since it's still edible, meaning they have more for an emergency. She calls Ritsuka and Mash picky, pointing out how people in the past ate a lot worse.
Tired of barbecue, the group decide to build a proper cooking facility. Martha agrees with Mordred's suggestion of making a giant pot, saying she can make her special Bethanian stew for everyone. If the giant pot is made, she remarks how large meals were commonplace in her household. She even prepared a little extra in case of an unexpected visitor, such Jesus and his disciples. She then notices the stew is done cooking, and hopes everyone will eat it or the large amount made will be pointless. Next, the group decide to build a bathing facility. Martha agrees with Artoria's suggestion of a standard bathing facility, saying they shouldn't forgot modesty just because they're on a deserted island. She calls roman bathing especially sinful, questioning the prospect of men and women bathing together. If the Japanese bath is built, she remarks how the walls and ceilings are solidly built. She apologizes to Artoria for suggesting she test the bath with Ritsuka instead of her, blaming it on roman custom. She then asks Artoria why she picked a Japanese bath when she's the king of Britain. Artoria answers it gives her vague flashbacks of when she was a main heroine to Martha's confusion. She is more confused when Artoria looks around after noticing an illusion of Medusa. Afterwards, the group cultivate a vegetable field. Next, they decide to make a grain field, with Martha suggesting wheat. If wheat is chosen, Martha finds it brings back memories. She decides if she going to hold a sermon over a wheat field, the topic should naturally be wheat. She wonders if she should talk about the Parable of the Tares or the Parable of Wheat. She explains her sudden preaching is because she doesn't have her staff. She feels if she doesn't remind herself of her sainthood, she may not be able to revert back once summer is over. She then yells at Ritsuka for trying to leave when she is about to give an important sermon. Afterwards, the group decide to raise some livestock. If the sheep are chosen, Martha arrives after hearing there were sheep, saying sheep need a shepherd. She wonders if she should hold a sermon on shepherding. She also wonders if it would be appropriate to have David return to his former occupation when Tamamo-no-Mae suggests him. They are both shocked when Artoria said she heard Romulus was a shepherd.
The next night, Martha joins the others in chasing the boar piglet accused of eating their crops. She questions the validity of Fionn mac Cumhaill and Diarmuid Ua Duibhne being killed by boars though. When Anne Bonny and Mary Read recall Cú Chulainn's comment on Diarmuid being killed by a boar, Martha says she finds he looks violent yet he's actually nice. She then accuses Sasaski of not caring for his friends because he wasn't interested in hunting a boar that doesn't clone itself, go back in time, split space, or the like. The group eventually find the boar piglet along two others defending the crops when a demon boar attacks them. Realizing it is the true culprit, the group kill the demon boar. When the boar piglets are contracted to protect the crops afterwards, Martha agrees but thinks to herself that she could eat them if there isn't a choice.
The next day, the group build a pathway to improve their efficiency in material gathering as Artoria suggested. if the railroad track is built, Martha rides the carts alongside Mordred and Anne and Mary. Afterwards, the group build an aqueduct to improve their efficiency in storing water. Then they decide to build a bridge to make travelling easier for Ritsuka. If the ropeway is made, Martha races the cable cars with Mordred and Anne and Mary. Later, She is recruited by Scáthach to investigate something the piglets found with her, Ritsuka, Mash, and Marie. She assumes she wants someone hurt but not killed when Scáthach says she is better suited to task than her, assuming it is one more suited to the fist. She then wonders if it's a holy oil fighting match where weapons are banned, the idea of which excites her. Eventually the group discover a pool of poison the size of a manhole causing all plants in the area to wilt. Martha assumes the approaching monster created the miasma, but Scáthach corrects her that they were merely attracted to it. After the monsters are slain, Martha realizes Scáthach brought it her and purifies the miasma with holy water. The group then follow the boar piglet to even larger pool of poison, which was created by a demon boar bathing in the water. After killing the demon boar, Martha tries to purified, but it proves ineffective. So Scáthach plants ash trees to clean the miasma as they grow. She notes the process takes roughly 1,000 years to complete as rushing it will cause the seeds to wither away from the poison. Assuming the group will encounter more demon boars and poison pools, Scáthach says they need to be dealt with when encountered.
Later, the group make a garden. Afterwards, they construct a play area since playing in the ocean was getting boring according to Marie. Martha tries to deny she enjoys overcoming tough opponents when Scáthach says its a warrior's greatest joy, all the while polishing her gauntlets. If the Coliseum is built, she fights Scáthach in a tournament to determine Ritsuka's top Servant. Later, Martha notices Cú Chulainn and Karna whispering to each other. Suspicious of the men disappearing from time to time, she follows them with Ritsuka, Mash, Tamamo, and Kiyohime. She insists it isn't about her being nosy, but a holy act of confirmation. The group follow the men into the jungle, where they encounter Saski wearing a mask calling himself Island Mask. Martha decides to punch him until his mask breaks, but Sasaki asks her not since the mask is borrowed. Martha then decides to focus solely stomach instead, claiming she'll hit so he won't be able to digest for three days. She wonders if Sasaki's eagerness to fight is because of seeing her in swimsuit eager to fight also. However, Sasaki he only wants her to bring out Tarasque, so Martha decides to show no mercy. At the fight's conclusion though, she accidentally hitting Tarasque into the sky, for which she apologizes. She then asks Sasaki what he was trying to do, to which he answers he wanted to play too. He explains to go wild as well since it's summer, but he couldn't do it in a swimsuit because he's a 1-star Servant. He continues that the mask given to him by Mozart was meant to give him some excitement. Though Martha broke it, it still remains a symbol of determination for the 1-Star Alliance that he and Mozart are part of. Even though she understands he was venting his frustration, Martha asks him why he was barring them. She states how the men up ahead aren't common rarity, so Sasaki has no obligation to help them. Sasaki answers he asked them to hire him, thinking it would be good chance to play the role of Island Mask. He then guides the group to a secret village built by the men. There Cú Chulainn explains the village is hidden because he and the other men were getting anxious from constantly seeing the women in swimsuit. The village is named Backspear Village in honor of Fionn and Diarmuid who built it.
A couple days later, the group build a lookout tower. If Mordred's Rock Tower is built, Martha finds it blasphemous. She decides to accept it however it's meant to represent an act of divine will. Next, the group upgrade their residence to increase its size. Afterwards, they prepare to construct a statue as they reach final preparations for their escape ship. Martha says giving form to their determination will make it easier to rally together, as well something to offer their prays to. A giant demon boar suddenly arrives, but the group force it to retreat. Afterwards, they construct the statue.
The next day, the group have finished constructing their escape ship. Martha notices the boar piglets are happy for them. The giant demon boar then arrives, and the group fight it for the sake of the piglets. During the course of the battle, the demon boar charges at the ship to destroy it, and the piglets form a wall to block it to no avail. The piglets continue blocking the demon despite knowing they couldn't defeat it according to Marie to protect the ship. The group continue fighting the demon boar, and succeed in eventually killing it. After boarding the ship, Martha says she doesn't care where they go as long as they can contact Chaldea. The group then set sail to try to contact Chaldea.
Summer Event: Chaldea Heat Odyssey[edit | edit source]
As the group continue sailing, Mash is concerned about the men who were sent overboard during a storm. Martha insists Saski is fine since he's from island country, so he must know how to swim.The group eventually reach a new land, but they quickly find it to be utterly desolate. They then hear a cry for help, and are surprised it is coming from a boar piglet. After defeating the Shadow Servant chasing the boar piglet, it reveals itself to be a demon boar in disguised. The boar piglet then calls the group goddesses, and asks them to save this world.
Later, led by the boar piglet, the group find the ruins of a city. They're eventually led to the boar piglet chief who thanks them for saving his grandchild after hearing their circumstances. They become shocked when they learn the buildings were from an advance civilization built by the boar piglets. Unfortunately that came to an end with the arrival of the demon boars and Shadow Servants fifty years ago. The group then learn from the chief of a legend in his clan about nine goddesses called Nine Sisters who gave the boar piglets civilization. The goddesses were said to take human form, so the chief's grandson assumed the group were them. The group decide to redevelop the island in exchange for the boar piglet's help.
The group start to rebuild the boar piglet's civilization. Later, they learn they're on the same island from before 2,000 years later. They also realizes they are the goddesses worshiped by the boar piglets. The group decide against leaving the island by ship again as Scáthach points another thousand years may pass on the island and the boar piglets may be extinct. They then decide they need to discover why the island's space-time is distorted as they continue to redevelop the island and make contact with Chaldea. Later, they learn Beowulf is also on the island as an enemy. Martha is eager to punish him when Ritsuka entices her to do so, but she quickly what realizes what they're doing. She then violently pulls on their cheeks until Mash stops her.
Later, the group continue rebuilding the boar piglet's civilization, with Martha involved in constructing an amusement center. She is annoyed that the piglets want another, saying the Lord says not to indulge too much in pleasure. She is pleased though when the piglets insist the new amusement center will bring families together. If the stadium is built, she asks the piglets what will be played. They answer baseball, insisting they're known for their fastballs and curveballs. They're not good at catching though, which Martha finds problematic. If Neo Marie Land is built, Martha finds the attractions all having Marie's face creepy, especially the teacups. Later, after Thomas Edison, who gave the boar piglets electricity 2000 years, is woken from cryosleep by Ritsuka, Mash, Scáthach, Artoria, and Mordred, the group learn he needs the Holy Grail to build an escape device to contact Chaldea.
Some time later, Martha is lead by Ritsuka and Mash to the ruins where Beowulf is. She finds the ruins of the town wasteful, as the piglets could live there if the land was cultivated. She then asks Sasaki where he's been when he suddenly appears. He answers Beowulf saved him from being eaten alive by a demon boar after washing ashore. Martha assumes he is working as a gatekeeper again, though Sasaki says he reluctantly doing so to repay Beowulf. Karna then arrives and says he and Sasaki were ordered to bar the group. He insists though Beowulf isn't truly trying to block them, but to test their abilities. After fighting him and Karna, Sasaki admires Martha's strength, comparing her to Chakravartin even though she's not a buddhist. The group are then brought before Beowulf. Martha insists she is merely a woman who believes in her Lord, not a grappler or the like as Beowulf called her. She says she is sometimes called a saint when Beowulf believes she is a famed fighter. She then tells him to return to his duty as a Servant who protects and guides the weak. After being struck by a demon boar under Beowulf's command, Martha decides to fight him. After his demon boars are defeated, Beowulf reveals he took a boar piglet hostage. After defeating him, Martha asks him to stop her calling the Goddess of the Iron Fist. She refuses to let die, saying he needs to rebuild the town or she'll thrash him otherwise. She then tells the boar piglet that there will absolutely be no fist sculptures inspired by her.
After completing more construction projects, the group decide to go to where the demon boars reside as they likely have the Grail. As they near their destination, Artoria points out a vast number of demon boars guard the cave as Scáthach surmised. She realizes the Grail must be inside the demon boars' cave, but they outnumber the group. Going with Mordred's plan, she and the others helps breakthrough the enemy line and hold them off so Ritsuka, Mash, Scáthach, and Edison can enter the cave. After the escape device is built, the group prepare to leave the island. Martha is annoyed that Beowulf wants a rematch with her to show his thanks. She warns the boar piglets not to be overly arrogant, otherwise demon boars or what not will show up again. She tries to be annoyed when the chief calls her by her goddess nickname, but she yells at Mary for saying it's fitting. After leaving the island, the group are contacted by Romani Archaman. They learn they were only gone for a hour before rayshifting back to Chaldea.
Christmas Event: The Second Generation is Alter-chan[edit | edit source]
Martha is spending Christmas again with Jing Ke, Ushiwakamaru, and Mata Hari in Jing Ke's hideout. She is frustrated that Jing Ke and Ushiwakamaru are both drunk this year. She tells them that she didn't procure any turtles for turtle soup, and she questions why they would be reinvigorated on holy day. She understands celebrating a little, but the rest should be sent in reverence. As the others begin teasing Tarasque, she notices that Jeanne Alter Santa Lily and Ritsuka have arrived. She ends up fighting them with Jing Ke, Ushiwakamaru, and Mata Hari when Alter Lily decides to punish the others for drunkenness. Martha decided to fight with the others since they're friends. She also says she'll make Ritsuka forget everything while she's at it. After the fight, she is disappointed that it didn't sober up either Jing Ke or Ushiwakamaru. She is then given, like the others, a detoxifier as a present by Alter Lily. She questions Alter Lily who made the medicine, to which Alter Lily answers it was a Caster wearing white clothes. She is annoyed that Mata Hari is leaving the rest to her while she goes with Jing Ke and Ushiwakamaru to kill this Caster. She then grabs Alter Lily when she tries to leave with Ritsuka for their next destination. She asks her what she was thinking when she gave out those presents, to which Alter Lily replies she wanted to give something useful. Martha disagrees with that sentiment though, believing Christmas presents are more about bringing joy rather than being practical. She also says Christmas began as a celebration of Jesus' birth, and reinterates on her previous point. Alter Lily disagrees though, believing a practical gift is better than one that brings joy. Martha finds herself unable to agrue, and asks Ritsuka to take of the rest. She then thanks Alter Lily for the gift and wishes her good luck.
Final Singularity: Solomon[edit | edit source]
Interlude[edit | edit source]
In her first interlude Saint of the Dragon and Sea, Martha, Ritsuka and Mash go to France due to her sensing a distortion on the Marseille coast. While there, she tells the others of her past before Romani Archaman tells them that multiple magical energy signatures have been detected under the sea. After Mash asks if they'll have to dive under the sea, Martha states that she can use Tarasque to guide the swarm of incomplete dragon subspecies to the shore. Swarms of wyverns then appear, but the group slays them all.
in her second interlude The Desired Saint, Martha goes to Rome with Ritsuka and Mash, sensing that something is wrong in that era. The group then proceed to destroy a group of ghosts that suddenly appeared before them. However, a demon then appears, but the group is able to slay it. Afterwards, Martha expresses that even though she perceives her summoning as a Heroic Spirit as unnatural, she believes it was done for the purpose of saving the world, for which she thanks Ritsuka and Mash.
Other appearances[edit | edit source]
In the manga adaptation of Fate/Apocrypha, Saint Martha made a cameo as a possible Ruler-class Servant.
Abilities[edit | edit source]
Martha can perform distant attacks through her prayers (magical attacks). She can deliver damage to the target by praying on her lengthy cross staff that she carries, of which it can be visibly seen as a spear. This is not with something that causes an impact or violently explodes because of a fireball or an energy wave flying through the air, but an attack where after Martha’s cross staff starts to shine, the target will automatically emit a magical light and “explode” or “burst apart”. There is almost never the course for that, but those results can be generated.
Class Skills[edit | edit source]
- Magic Resistance (A Rank): Nullifies spells that are Rank A or below. Modern mages would not be able to wound her with magecraft.
- Riding (A++ Rank): It is possible for Martha, who materialized as a Rider, to operate all vehicles and beasts freely. In addition, regarding the Dragon Species, it should originally not be possible for one to manage them with the Riding Skill, but it is exceptionally possible for Martha to ride them.
- Divinity (C Rank): As a fellow traveller in the Messiah’s journey, and as the saint who suppressed the evil dragon Tarasque, the child of Leviathan, Martha became a subject of worship and reverence.
Personal Skills[edit | edit source]
- Protection of the Faith (A Rank): The absoluteness of one’s body and mind that was born from their beliefs.
- Miracle (D→D+ Rank): Miracles that occasionally make the impossible possible. Although a part of this has similarities with the Pioneer of the Stars Skill, it is something essentially different. There are also differences regarding the things this can be applied to.
- Holy Maiden of the Waterside (C Rank): Having drifted on board a boat and reined in the Tarasque by the Rhône’s riverbank, Martha has deep connections to water. Upon perceiving a waterside, Martha’s offensive power rises. She gets on board.
Noble Phantasms[edit | edit source]
Both of Saint Martha's Noble Phantasms manifest the ancient Dragon Tarasque in one shape or form. With O’ Dragon’s Shield that Shall Not Let a Blade Pass, Rider temporarily summons the shell of the monster, protecting her and her allies. On the other hand, O' Tragic Drake Who Knew Naught of Love manifests the entire dragon which thoroughly burns and smashes the enemy camp into nothingness with his Giant Iron Armoured Dragon’s Scorching Great Spin Attack. With it, Martha can handle fighting multiple servants at once, and Jeanne d'Arc Alter considers it is perfect for destroying Mozart, Marie Antoinette, Mash, and a weakened Jeanne simultaneously. However, Martha considers that anyone incapable of defeating her wouldn't be able to defeat Jeanne Alter who rides the ultimate dragon.
Forms and Alternate Versions[edit | edit source]
Swimsuit[edit | edit source]
« Apart from that, I won’t allow a slacken lifestyle just because it is summer! »
Brandishing an iron fist, she breaks steel. With a single attack of her strong fist, she pierces even a dragon. With the words of the Messiah (that person) carried in her heart, even now, her vow as a Saint has not been forgotten.
« ————This body surely exists for the sake of the people. »
Since she lost the holy garments and holy staff to manifest in a swimsuit, Martha has no other choice but to stop conflict with her bare hands. This cannot be helped. It is not conflict. It is mediation. The holy woman finally ended up being released empty-handed... a dragon-slayer (unarmed)... and the likes that must not be mentioned.
Even if there are some changes in her words, and even if her form has changed, Martha is still herself. Nothing but a perfect holy woman saving mankind and the world. However, in any event, it is a special materialization. As she says, this is the Lord’s trial, or is it?————
Personality[edit | edit source]
It should be as usual, but… as a matter of fact, Martha's state of being has become somewhat anxious given that she does not carry her cross. Because of that, it is possible to catch glimpses of the signs of “those times” from before she held the holy staff appearing and disappearing. When compared to her materialization as a Rider, the frequency is somewhat higher. For the person herself who has such manners, the way she loses her bearings is unconcealable, even though she has a feeling where she is not sure if this is the Lord’s trial.
Judging from appearances, Martha is the usual self. However, it is also a matter of time before she becomes serious in accepting everything from the Master and without any help from others since in this way, the Master begins to appear as her “younger brother”.
Even if things turn for the worse, Martha will not be wishing on the Holy Grail to return to her original Saint Graph. Even if her Saint Graph is altered, there is only one Holy Grail as far as Saint Martha is concerned, and she will not be misled by a fake Holy Grail too. That is her foregoing thought.
Relationships[edit | edit source]
"Jacob, Moses, please greatly forgive me for swinging my fist. I believe this is also undoubtedly a step to take for the sake of saving the Human Order."
"I did not say something like, 'That’s just fine, bring it on!' I did not say that. Since I did not say that, please do not send your looks of anticipation for such a behaviour from me. Haaa…"
"Younger sister. This form, I cannot show it to you!"
Abilities[edit | edit source]
Martha uses hand-to-hand combat attacks. Basically unarmed. If anything, she has the Holy Knuckles armaments equipped on her third stage Ascension. “Even though I want to be a Saint, why!?” She says as the person herself seemingly complains.
Martha’s body, which was undressed from holy garments, is perfect as a living being. It’s amazing when undressed. Her Natural Body (Sea) (天性の肉体（海）, Tensei no Nikutai (Umi)?) is a Skill that denotes the absoluteness of the body, but it also functions as a fascination Skill towards others.
Jacob's Limbs is an old method of hand-to-hand combat that was continuously inherited from Jacob, to Moses, and finally to Martha. If reached to its limits, one can triumph even over an archangel. According to legends, a saint who mastered this can surely beat an “angel of destruction” that leads 12,000 angels to death. In addition, the reason why Martha can bring out “that sort of behaviour” when releasing the True Name of her Noble Phantasm is surely because of this Skill.
Development[edit | edit source]
Creation and Conception[edit | edit source]
Comments from Illustrator[edit | edit source]
"Its shape is distorted by her breasts so it is hard to comprehend, but the exposed section of her torso is in the shape of a cross."
"There was a suggestion to have a facial expression of the so-called 'embarrassed laugh followed by sticking out her tongue' look, and it is nice that it came out OK." (Swimsuit Ver.)
References[edit | edit source]
- Fate/Grand Order material I - Martha, p.270-275, translated by Kinalvin at Reddit and You and GundamFSN at Beast's Lair.
 Fate/Grand Order - Martha (Rider) Profile [T]
Martha - Rider
Illustrator: Sakamoto Mineji
Voice Actor: Hayami Saori
Noble Phantasm: A+
Protection of Faith: A
Vow of the Saintess: A
Magic Resistance: A
Tarasque: O Tragic Drake Who Knew Naught of Love
A holy woman from the 1st Century who appeased the evil dragon Tarasque.
Guided by the words of the Messiah, whom she and her siblings gave a warm reception, she became a believer.
A perfect person, possessing beauty and overflowing with charm.
--a holy maiden that made a frightening monster fall madly in love.
Level 1 Bond
Source: Historical fact, New Testament
Alignment: Lawful Good Gender: Female
A Rider that can exceptionally mount the Dragon Kind.
Level 2 Bond
She did not abandon her faith even after the messiah was executed, avoiding death even after being exiled by the Roman viceroy of the time, and drifted to South France upon receiving the grace of God.
At the city of Nerluc, by the Rhone River, she ended up confronting a cruel dragon that was tormenting the people.
Level 3 Bond
- Miracle: D
A miracle that makes the impossible possible. A Personal Skill.
Although it has some similarities with the Skill Pioneer of the Stars, it is something essentially different.
There are also differences regarding the things that it can be applied.
Level 4 Bond
A perfect holy woman both in the outside and the inside. Maybe due the existence of her younger sister, but she basically displays older sister-like behavior a lot.
Kind, chaste and gentle -- a person that is always shining.
Still... especially towards those she grew close to, she may also show "a Martha who is not a holy woman".
Level 5 Bond
In this "Martha who is not a holy woman", her words and facial expressions turn sharp, and she becomes dynamic and determined. This is the figure of the "town girl who lived together with her siblings", from before turning into a holy woman.
Still, even while displaying such behavior, her core remains unchanged as that of a holy woman. In short, it is a difference of having a filter at ON or OFF.
Saint Marta has no wish for Holy Grail that is not that of the Messiah. Just like in the past, she will remain a holy woman even after having manifested as a Servant.
Therefore, she will be cooperative with the activities of the Master.
So long the Master continues to walk on the proper path.
マルタ - ライダー
- Miracle: D
- Fate/Grand Order - Salomon: The Grand Time Temple - Act 02: I / Blast Furnace Naberius
- Fate/Grand Order - Orleans: Section 5 Dark Jeanne
- Fate/Grand Order - Orleans: Section 6 One Thing After Another
- Fate/Grand Order - Profile of Martha (Swimsuit), translated by Master of Chaos at Beast's Lair.
- Fate/Grand Order material IV - Martha (Ruler), p.236-245 translated by Kinalvin
- Fate/Grand Order material IV - Martha (Ruler), p.236-245, translated by Clyton at Beast's Lair.