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Rider (ライダー, Raidā?) is a Rider-class Servant able to be summoned by the Protagonist in the Grand Orders of Fate/Grand Order.

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IdentityEdit

Rider's True Name is Edward Teach (エドワード・ティーチ, Edowādo tīchi?), better known as Blackbeard (黒髭, Kurohige?). Possibly the most famous pirate in the world, the popular concept of a pirate was based upon this scoundrel.[2]

LifeEdit

« Now, the great Blackbeard makes his passage! »

(Edward Teach)


It is uncertain whether Edward Teach is his real name, and his background from before becoming a pirate also has not been made clear yet. Immediately after the end of the Age of Discovery, the Golden Age of Piracy opened its curtains. If you plunder a ship that prosper with colonial trade, a huge fortune can be obtained; Edward Teach gave his first cry in such an age. He made his way in the world as a pirate and built a great fleet in the blink of an eye. The name of the vessel he embarks is "Queen Anne's Revenge". It has been said that not only common sailors, but even other pirates feared Blackbeard. There were fuses weaved within several places of that rich beard; those blazing eyes were like the goddess of hell itself; or so it was said. Even his subordinates feared him as an incarnation of the devil. He ruled the Caribbean sea, intoxicated himself with booze, booty, and wenches, and amassed a massive fortune.[2]

Immediately following the end of the great , the Caribbean Sea enters the completely unprecedented "Age of Pirates". Ruffians in great numbers started boarding ships and began plundering the vessels that flourished from colonial trade. In those days, it was better to plunder as a pirate than to earn income in normal ships, with one's own share also taken to account. There were much bigger things lay beyond, and many people dreamt of making a killing the quick and easy way, and so they make their name as pirates.

And then, one among them had established a legend as a pirate. Blackbeard-----Edward Teach. Although, it is not clear whether Edward Teach was his real name, nor is his lineage before becoming a pirate. What is certain is that he had once been employed under Benjamin Hornigold, who had been a powerful pirate at the time. Perhaps it was not within him to work under someone; soon, he withdrew from under Hornigold's flag to captaining and starting up his own pirate crew. And then at one point, after he had plundered the French ship La Concord, he furnished it with forty cannons and renamed it Queen Anne's Revenge. Having managed to obtain just about the most powerful ship in the Caribbean Sea, he had truly reached the golden age of his piracy. The alias Blackbeard was well-known in the Caribbean Sea. To speak nothing of ordinary sailors, even the other pirates and his own underlings had feared his atrocity. White fuses are weaved within his well-grown beard, his blazing and burning eyes are like that of a beast itself------it was said that it was only natural of him to be even extolled as the personification of the goddess of hell.

One night, he was drinking together with his underlings. But suddenly. Like they had thought a shooting has begin, unaware that the Devil looms above; the underling on the other side had had his kneecap blasted away. "Sometimes I gotta blow an underling down. Gotta keep ya scallywags shiverin' yer timbers that I'm yer captain." That cruelness of his had made his underlings believed that Blackbeard is the personification of the Devil himself.He was both cruel as well as eccentric, but as the many countries of the world established the countermeasures against pirates, it also looms as a threat for his actions. Although he had once retired from piracy due to the amnesty from the English monarch, he had completely, without any remorse, resumed it once again at a different location. In the end, the order to subjugate him was handed down. Receiving a surprise attack from the navy, Blackbeard together with barely twenty of his underlings boldly welcomed them in open fire. Even after being cut in 20 different places and shot 5 times, Blackbeard kept on fighting with raging expression; but in the middle of reloading his gun, he had finally used up all of his strength and been defeated.

According to the legend. Blackbeard had been taken down by beheading. His head was suspended on the bowsprit, but his body was thrown away to the sea. And thereupon, for three days and three nights his body had swum about the ship's surrounding in search of his head----- Blackbeard has no shortage for daring and brutal episodes such as that. But then, in what way and just how and where did he get the information; before anyone had realized it, he had changed into an oddball that speaks with hopeless otaku verbal tic. Furthermore, going by the flow of things from the start, with the otaku knowledge added he had only become completely unmanageable.

DeathEdit

During ups and downs, Blackbeard's pirate fleet was gradually cornered. Having received a surprise attack from the army, Blackbeard and his few remaining subordinates made their resolve and met them in battle. It has been said that, even after receiving twelve sword cuts and five shots, he continued to fight with an expression of rage, but finally lost his strength and collapsed while reloading a gun.[2]

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PersonalityEdit

  • The Glory of the Past (在りし日の栄光?)

Blackbeard is now a splendid all-round otaku.[2] While he can be violent towards his subordinates without warning, he also possesses the bravery to savagely charge at a forest of swords and rain of bullets.[1]

Truly the one who comes to mind when it comes to pirates. Stealing, killing, plundering; the great pirate that had once put the Caribbean Sea under his control. Blackbeard does love his share of alcohol, gold, woman, and violence; but his traits as a pirate, too, are intense. The man befitting to be called a pirate-like pirate. He is thoroughly and severely harsh to adults, but he makes exception for children who admires him. He would not wield violence against them.

...is how Blackbeard is on the outside. But the fact is that he is, in a certain sense, someone at the deepest depth who is probably beyond redemption. Always fooling around, unchanging from when he was still alive. He does not kill people in anger; instead, he is capable of killing them while laughing or even killing them as he plays a trick on them. He is more about searching for pleasure instead of being cruel. If he could enjoy himself in any situation, then it's all good. He had had many women, but since each and every one of them are greedy women who's eyes aim for treasures, Teach himself does not think that that harem as something fulfilling in a real way. True love. Blackbeard, who had become a Servant, believes that such a thing only exists in the sea of internet.

He takes a "more or less" respectful attitude towards the master, but generally, he would immediately just ignore the Master's plan and begin to use the Holy Grail War for amusing himself to his heart's content. If one is not of the same nature as him, then he will not follow their instruction. If one does not possess the same alignment (fetish) as his, he would relatively be unable to get along with them.

Connection with other charactersEdit

All female character Everybody is a member of my hare- (the rest of the sentence is plastered with blood, impossible to be discerned)

Francis Drake For me, she's my fated rival. If I'm Jonathan, BBA here is the D-Vampire. If I'm Joseph, BBA here is the Italian womanizer. If I'm mozarella cheese, BBA here is a round slice of tomato.

RoleEdit

Fate/Grand OrderEdit

Okeanos: The Four Sealed Seas of the EndEdit

Blackbeard appears as the initial antagonist in the "Okeanos" Singularity, summoned in the endless sea created by the Holy Grail. His subordinates are Anne Bonny and Mary Read, Eric Bloodaxe, and Hector, as well as his own pirate crew aboard the Queen Anne's Revenge. Blackbeard used the Holy Grail he received from Hector to summon the Servants that aid him and developed an obsession for the goddess Euryale, who he wished to capture.

Blackbeard's ship eventually encounters the ship of Francis Drake, aboard which Ritsuka, Mash, Asterios and Euryale reside. They engage in a battle, in which Blackbeard's forces gain the upper hand, but Drake's ship manages to escape, with Blackbeard pursuing them. When they meet again, Drake's forces manage to turn the battle around, with the help of Artemis and Orion. Blackbeard fights against Drake and Mash, but is defeated by the two. After his defeat, Hector kills him, having secretly been only using Blackbeard to capture Euryale for Jason.

SABER WARS – Lily’s Cosmic Training – The Caliburn AwakensEdit

Salomon: The Grand Time TempleEdit

Blackbeard is one of the "Okeanos" Singularity Servants summoned to aid Ritsuka.

Magical Girl Diaries ~Prisma Corps~Edit

InterludeEdit

In his interlude A Man's Battle, Blackbeard goes to a event called the pirate market with Ritsuka and Romani after expressing his desire to go there since it opened that day. After the group arrive at the pirate market, Blackbeard is greeted by several pirates that he says he recruited in advance through the internet to conquer the pirate market. Then, after the others what the pirate market is, Blackbeard reveals that he is after nude sketches of Francis Drake. Blackbeard then proceeds to attack the other pirates at the market with the help of Ritsuka, Mash, and his new recruits. After Ritsuka and Mash buy the last set of nude sketches of Francis Drake, they return to Blackbeard, who proceeds to disappear due to his grievous wounds. However, after Mash lays the sketches, Blackbeard returns to express joy at having them, which causes the others to express their desire to go home.

Other Appearances Edit

In Fate/strange fake, Francesca considered giving Sigma the treasure of Blackbeard as a catalyst to summon him. She though decided against it, wanting to see what the Grail would pick for Sigma.

Blackbeard appears in Fate/Requiem as a commentator for the Holy Grail War Tournament. The audience dislikes him and boos him.

AbilitiesEdit

His Riding skill has been lost due to "Voyager of the Storm".[1] Honor of Pirates (海賊の誉れ, Kaizoku no homare?) is a unique Skill derived from a pirate's peculiar sense of values. Low ranking Mental Pollution, Bravery and Battle Continuation and others have been combined. While he can be violent towards his subordinates without warning, he also possesses the bravery to savagely charge at a forest of swords and rain of bullets.[1] His Noble Phantasm is Queen Anne's Revenge.

DevelopmentEdit

Creation and ConceptionEdit

Yuuichirou Higashide wrote his scenario in Fate/Grand Order.[1] B-suke is the character illustrator for Edward Teach.[1][2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 Fate/Grand Order material - Edward Teach translation by Master of Chaos
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 2.19 2.20 2.21 2.22 2.23