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Rider (ライダー, Raidā?), Mounted Knight (騎乗兵?) and Heroic Spirit of the Mount (騎兵の英霊?), is one of the Four Cavalry Classes among the seven standard Servant classes summoned for the Holy Grail War. Servants placed within this Class are those known for riding mounts, whether living beasts or human constructs, during their lives. There are even some cases where legendary animals have been summoned as a Servant such as Vánagandr and Red Hare. They generally have lower attributes compared to the Three Knight Classes, but the abilities of the mounts described in their legends compensate by granting them powerful Noble Phantasms or abilities. They have the class abilities of Magic Resistance and a high rank in Riding, allowing them to fully utilize the abilities of their mounts. Depending on the rank, they can take full control of everything from simple horses, modern machinery like motorcycles and planes, and even Divine Beasts. Dragons are the only exception as the ability to ride them falls under a different Skill; however, rare exceptions do occur.

Known RidersEdit

  • Servants marked with are also able to be summoned by Ritsuka Fujimaru in the Grand Orders.
  • Servants marked with are those who change class mid-story but do not display characteristics substantially different from the original class.
True Name War Master
UnknownFirst Fuyuki Holy Grail WarUnknown
UnknownSecond Fuyuki Holy Grail WarUnknown
UnknownThird Fuyuki Holy Grail WarUnknown
Alexander the GreatFourth Fuyuki Holy Grail WarWaver Velvet
MedusaFifth Fuyuki Holy Grail WarSakura Matou
Francis DrakeMoon Cell Holy Grail WarShinji Matou
VánagandrMoon Cell Holy Grail WarMisao Amari
AstolfoGreat Holy Grail WarCelenike Icecolle Yggdmillennia
AchillesGreat Holy Grail WarCabik Pentel
Shirou Kotomine
Saint GeorgeGrand OrderRitsuka Fujimaru
Edward TeachGrand OrderRitsuka Fujimaru
BoudicaGrand OrderRitsuka Fujimaru
UshiwakamaruGrand OrderRitsuka Fujimaru
Alexander the Great (Child)Grand OrderRitsuka Fujimaru
Marie AntoinetteGrand OrderRitsuka Fujimaru
Saint MarthaGrand OrderRitsuka Fujimaru
Anne Bonny and Mary ReadGrand OrderRitsuka Fujimaru
MedbGrand OrderRitsuka Fujimaru
Sakata KintokiGrand OrderRitsuka Fujimaru
QuetzalcoatlGrand OrderRitsuka Fujimaru
Christopher ColumbusGrand OrderRitsuka Fujimaru
Ivan the TerribleGrand OrderRitsuka Fujimaru
Red HareGrand OrderRitsuka Fujimaru
Leonardo da Vinci (Child)Grand OrderRitsuka Fujimaru
Darius IIIGrand OrderNone
Hessian LoboGrand OrderNone
Minamoto no YorimitsuGrand OrderNone
UnknownGrand OrderUnknown
OzymandiasFirst Tokyo Holy Grail WarShizuri Isemi‎
PerseusSecond Tokyo Holy Grail WarAro Isemi
Pale RiderTrue and False Holy Grail WarsTsubaki Kuruoka
HippolytaTrue and False Holy Grail WarsDoris Lusendra
Kundry"After" the Holy Grail War???
MedusaFifth Ainsworth Holy Grail WarKariya Matou
Medusa (Gorgon) (BCI)Sixth Ainsworth Holy Grail WarIllyasviel von Einzbern
Sakamoto RyomaImperial Capital Holy Grail Strange StoryNone (Counter Force)
UnknownNone (Learn More with Manga! FGO)Mash Kyrielight
Tokugawa IeyasuNone (Koha-Ace)Unknown
DiogenesMost Powerful Great Figures ChapterKaede Makidera

Nonstandard RidersEdit

Servants possessing the Class of Rider for special reasons unrelated to a proper summoning.

True Name War Master
King Arthur (Alter) (Swimsuit)Grand OrderRitsuka Fujimaru
King Arthur (Santa Alter)Grand OrderRitsuka Fujimaru
DahutGrand OrderNone
Hector (Fake)Grand OrderJoan of Arc (Alter)
Ishtar (Swimsuit)Grand OrderRitsuka Fujimaru
Mordred (Swimsuit)Grand OrderRitsuka Fujimaru
Wind IriGrand OrderNone
Buffalo Bill (Altera)Grand OrderNone

Other qualifying heroesEdit

True Name Current Class Notes
BradamanteLancer
BrynhildrLancer
Cú ChulainnLancerFate/Ace Royal only
Diarmuid Ua DuibhneLancerFate/Ace Royal only
Gaius Julius CaesarSaber
GilgameshArcherFate/Ace Royal only
Gilles de RaisCaster
HeraclesBerserker
John HawkinsNone
KarnaLancer
King ArthurSaberFate/Ace Royal only
King Arthur (Male)SaberFate/Ace Royal only
LancelotBerserkerFate/Ace Royal only
Leonardo da VinciCaster
Lü BuBerserker
Mori NagayoshiBerserker
Nagao KagetoraLancer
Napoleon BonaparteArcher[1]
ParvatiLancer
PenthesileaBerserker
ScipioNone[2]
SiegfriedSaber
TheseusNone
Toyotomi HideyoshiSaber
Usui SadamitsuNone[3]
Wright BrothersNone[3]

DevelopmentEdit

« The Rider tarot card proved to be the most difficult of the bunch. I was told to put Rider on something like a tank, and my first thought was the M1 Abrams. Of course it was a foolish thought, as a modern piece of equipment would look completely out of place on these tarot cards... I know, I know. So instead I wen with something that looked like the chariots they rode in the movie "Ben-Hur." But you know, the one they did for "Zero" was so much cooler. I feel like I should have done better! »

(Chihiro Aikura - Tarot Card Rider, Fate/complete material II)

ReferencesEdit

  1. Fate/Grand Order - Napoleon Bonaparte, Profile
  2. TYPE-MOON Ace Fate/Grand Order, p.125-126
  3. 3.0 3.1 Fate/Grand Order Chaldea Ace