Profile[edit | edit source]
Identity[edit | edit source]
Rider's True Name is Alexander the Great, the King of Conquerors (征服王, Seifuku-Ō?), summoned as the child aspect known by the name Alexander (アレキサンダ, Arekisanda?) rather than the adult aspect known as Iskandar.
Known by many names, Alexander, Iskandar, and Alexandros, he was the young prince of the small kingdom of Macedonia in the 4th Century BC, said to have been the son of Zeus in many stories despite absence of clear evidence. He was known as a "peerless pretty boy" who was noticed by many sages, such as Aristotle, 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. 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. Though considered beautiful, his self-recognition in being the child of Zeus granted him strength, reducing his boyish looks over time. He later encountered the Gordian Knot, cleaving the rope with his sword and taking the divine bulls offered to Zeus by King Gordius as his own for use with his chariot.
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 Corinth. His eventually eyed his ambitions towards the straits, 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 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. 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. The name Iskandar was given to him by the Arabs and the Persians. 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.
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." 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. 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. His dying words, "Leave everything to the strongest." ended up splitting it apart instead. 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."
Appearance[edit | edit source]
Rider is summoned in his form as a child as his time as the young prince of Macedonia in the 4th Century BC. He was known as a "peerless pretty boy" who was noticed by many sages, such as Aristotle, as a prodigy.
Personality[edit | edit source]
Rider is an "innocent child who loves the epic poem 'Iliad' from the bottom of his heart." Summoned in this form, both his figure and mentality are that of his youth, but he has not lost his memories of his life. Those from after his adolescence are "somewhat lacking a sense of reality". As he is the "embodiment of the mentality of one who attempts to take his very first steps", he can be said to assist his Master's own steps, but he will not be pleased when he notices that the "demise of human history means nothing but the closing of even his own possibilities."
Role[edit | edit source]
Fate/Grand Order[edit | edit source]
Septem: The Eternal Madness Empire[edit | edit source]
Alexander is summoned by Lev Lainur Flauros for the purposes of destroying the era. Romulus lends him his troops. Lord El-Melloi II serves as his strategist. El-Melloi II advises they lure Lu Bu and Spartacus away from Nero Claudius' army, finding it lucky they didn't materialize as other classes. Alexander wonders if his luck parameters were high, but El-Melloi II replies it just means reality is playing in their favor. He then expresses his wish to see Nero to discover what sort of ruler she is. El-Melloi II decides to grant that wish to Alexander's embarrassment. Later, Alexander uses chained summoning to summon Darius III. He orders they attack the enemy's rearguard while their vanguard is distracted by Darius. He knows Darius is his future rival, but postpones fighting him to meet Nero. His army then attacks Nero's rearguard and captures Boudica.
At their fortress, Alexander and El-Melloi II are confronted by Ritsuka, Mash, and Nero when they come to rescue Boudica. Alexander ensures Boudica is safe and asleep thanks to El-Melloi II's restraining spell. He introduces himself, and claims he only wants to talk. However, as Alexander speaks with the group, United Empire soldiers launch a pincer attack on them. After the enemy is defeated, Alexander continues to insist he merely wants to talk with Nero as their armies kill each other. He asks her why she is fighting the United Empire instead showing her allegiance to it. He continues that if she chose to be one of the "emperors", she could have avoided many unnecessary conflicts. However, Nero responds with her resolve to continue fighting the United Empire, asking for Ritsuka and Mash's aid to fight Alexander and El-Melloi. Before disappearing, he warns Nero that her pride can be dangerous.
Salomon: The Grand Time Temple[edit | edit source]
Interlude[edit | edit source]
In his interlude, The Beginning of a Trampling Conquest, Alexander requests to meet Achilles. Romani Archaman tells him though that they were unable to summon Achilles, but Alexander decides to search for him. He suggests searching Okeanos for him since the Argo was there. Mash then recalls how Alexander during Rome was able to trigger a chained dummoning of Darius III. Alexander, Ritsuka, and Mash then rayshift to Okeanos. Alexander is shocked at the sight of the sea when the group are ambushed by pirates. After the pirates retreat, Achilles confronts the group. Alexander challenges him to a fight, but he rejects it since he is mentoring the pirates now. Achilles then rallies the pirates to fight the group again. After defeating the pirates, Alexander praises Achilles' talents as a general. He finds a fight between two armies led by great commanders is more invigorating that a one-on-one battle. He then fall asleep from exhaustation.
Abilities[edit | edit source]
He wields a short sword with a small blade on the pommel, rather than the Spatha of his Adult Aspect. His Noble Phantasms are Bucephalus and Zeus Thunder. As of his animation update, he is also shown able to imbue his sword and hands with lightning.
Rosy-cheeked Youth is a skill that 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.
His personal skill is Omen of the Supreme Ruler (覇王の兆し?), a portion of the spirit he will eventually have as the Conqueror King Iskandar. By stimulating his spirit, he obtains a plus modifier for every kind of check.
Development[edit | edit source]
Creation and Conception[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Fate/Grand Order material I - Alexander, Translation by Mazyrian & caster212, p.254-261
 Fate/Grand Order - Alexander (Rider) Profile [T]
Alexander - Rider
Illustrator and Voice actor
Voice Actor: Sakamoto Maaya
Noble Phantasm: B+
Charming Youth: B
Magic Resistance: D
Bucephalus: The Beginning of Trampling Conquest
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
Source: Historical fact
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
- Pretty Boy of Rosy Cheeks: B
 Fate/Zero material - Servant Status: Rider, p.018-019
Master: Waver Velvet
True Name: Alexander
Alignment: Neutral good
Noble Phantasm: A++
■ 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.
■ 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.
■ Via Expungito: Distant Trampling Domination
Type: Anti-Army Noble Phantasm
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
Type: Anti Army Noble Phantasm
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.
■ 騎乗: A+
- Fate/Zero - Volume 1
- The Outsiders’ Performance
- Fate/Zero - Volume 3
 Fate/Grand Order - Berserker Profile [T]
Darius III - Berserker
Illustrator and Voice actor
Voice Actor: Kunihiko Yasui
Noble Phantasm: A
Golden Rule B
Battle Continuation A
Mad Enhancement B
Athanatoi Ten Thousand: Ten Thousand Cavalry of Immortality
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
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
 Fate/EXTELLA material - Encyclopedia: Iskandar [Servant], p.097-098 [T]
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.
- Fate/Zero - Volume 2
- Fate/Grand Order - Septem: The Eternal Madness Empire, Section 10: Triumph
- Fate/Grand Order - Septem: The Eternal Madness Empire, Section 11: Attack the United Empire
- Fate/Grand Order - Septem: The Eternal Madness Empire, Section 12: Rescue Boudica
- Fate/Grand Order - Salomon: The Grand Time Temple - Act 03: II / Intelligence Room Flauros