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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 also contracted to Hakuno Kishinami in the world of Fate/EXTELLA.
  • Servants marked with are those who change class mid-story but do not display characteristics substantially different from the original class.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 Great‡†Fourth Fuyuki Holy Grail WarWaver Velvet
Medusa‡†Fifth Fuyuki Holy Grail WarSakura Matou
Francis Drake‡†Moon Cell Holy Grail WarShinji Matou
VánagandrMoon Cell Holy Grail WarMisao Amari
Astolfo‡†Great Holy Grail WarCelenike Icecolle Yggdmillennia
AchillesGreat Holy Grail WarCabik Pentel
Shirou Kotomine
Alexander the Great (Child)Grand OrderRitsuka Fujimaru
Bartholomew RobertsGrand OrderRitsuka Fujimaru
Anne Bonny and Mary ReadGrand OrderRitsuka Fujimaru
BoudicaGrand OrderRitsuka Fujimaru
Christopher ColumbusGrand OrderRitsuka Fujimaru
Edward TeachGrand OrderRitsuka Fujimaru
EuropaGrand OrderRitsuka Fujimaru
GeorgiosGrand OrderRitsuka Fujimaru
Ivan the TerribleGrand OrderRitsuka Fujimaru
Leonardo da Vinci (Child)Grand OrderRitsuka Fujimaru
MandricardoGrand OrderRitsuka Fujimaru
Marie AntoinetteGrand OrderRitsuka Fujimaru
MarthaGrand OrderRitsuka Fujimaru
MedbGrand OrderRitsuka Fujimaru
OdysseusGrand OrderRitsuka Fujimaru
Red HareGrand OrderRitsuka Fujimaru
QuetzalcoatlGrand OrderRitsuka Fujimaru
Sakata KintokiGrand OrderRitsuka Fujimaru
Sima YiGrand OrderRitsuka Fujimaru
UshiwakamaruGrand OrderRitsuka Fujimaru
Darius IIIGrand OrderNone
Hessian LoboGrand OrderNone
Minamoto no RaikouGrand OrderNone
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

Riders with modified Saint GraphsEdit

Servants possessing the Class of Rider through the modification of their Saint Graph rather than a standard summoning.

True Name War Master
Artoria Pendragon (Alter) (Swimsuit)Grand OrderRitsuka Fujimaru
Artoria Pendragon (Santa Alter)Grand OrderRitsuka Fujimaru
Carmilla (Swimsuit)Grand OrderRitsuka Fujimaru
DahutGrand OrderNone
Hector (Fake)Grand OrderJoan of Arc (Alter)
Helena Blavatsky (Christmas)Grand OrderRitsuka Fujimaru
Ishtar (Swimsuit)Grand OrderRitsuka Fujimaru
Mordred (Swimsuit)Grand OrderRitsuka Fujimaru
Murasaki Shikibu (Swimsuit)Grand OrderRitsuka Fujimaru
Wind IriGrand OrderNone

Other qualifying heroesEdit

True Name Current Class Notes
BradamanteLancer[1]
BrynhildrLancer[2]
Cú ChulainnLancer[3]
Diarmuid Ua DuibhneLancer[3]
GilgameshArcher[3]
Gilgamesh (Child)Archer[3]
Gilles de RaisCaster[4]
HeraclesBerserker[5]
JasonSaber[6]
John HawkinsNone[7]
KarnaLancer[8]
King ArthurSaber[3]
King Arthur (Male)Saber[3]
LancelotBerserker[3]
Lü BuBerserker[9]
Mori NagayoshiBerserker[10]
Nagao KagetoraLancer[11]
Napoleon BonaparteArcher[12]
ParvatiLancer[13]
PenthesileaBerserker[14]
ScipioNone[15]
TheseusNone[16]
Toyotomi HideyoshiSaber[17]
Usui SadamitsuNone[18]
Wright BrothersNone[18]

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 - Bradamante profile
  2. Fate/Grand Order material III - Brynhildr profile
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 Fate/Ace Royal
  4. Fate/strange fake - Volume 3
  5. Fate/Grand Order - Jason profile
  6. Type Moon Ace 11 - pg 085
  7. Fate/Grand Order - Karna profile
  8. Fate/KOHA-ACE - Berserker profile
  9. Koha-Ace - GUDAGUDA ACE 1
  10. Fate/Grand Order - Napoleon Bonaparte, Profile
  11. Fate/Grand Order - Parvati profile
  12. Fate/Grand Order - Penthesilea profile
  13. TYPE-MOON Ace Fate/Grand Order, p.125-126
  14. Fate/Complete material II
  15. Koha-Ace EX
  16. 18.0 18.1 Fate/Grand Order Chaldea Ace
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