Saber (セイバー, Seibā?) is a Saber-class Servant summoned by Ritsuka Fujimaru in the Grand Orders of Fate/Grand Order.



Saber's True Name is Altera, better known in history as Attila the Hun (アッティラ・ザ・フン, Attira za Fun?). She was the overlord who established a great empire in the 5th Century. She was a warrior and king of the Huns, a tribe descending from the Xiongnu (Hunni). Leading an army on horseback, the conquests of this great hero covered a great part of the map, controlling a vast territory spanning from Western Asia to Russia, Eastern Europe and even Gaul. It can be said that she invited the eventual collapse of the Roman Empire.[1][2][3]

Throughout her life, Altera was always in the midst of battle. Due to the terrifying acts she commited in war, she was greatly feared in all European nations as the Scourge of God (神の鞭, Kami no Muchi?, Whip of God) and the Divine Punishment (神の懲罰, Kami no Chōbatsu?).[1][2] She is a pure King of Combat (戦闘王, Sentō-Ō?).[1][3]

Attila the Hun is known as Etzel in the Nibelungenlied. Etzel's previous wife passed away and she later married Kriemhild, who handled the ruling court. Kriemhild merely used the king for the sake of her revenge against her previous husband Siegfried's killers.[4] Attila is also known as King Atli in the "Volsunga Saga", "Guðrúnarkviða" and "Sigurðarkviða hin skamma" from the Elder Edda, etc.[5]

In actuality, however, Altera is not related to the Huns at all. She was discovered within the dark ruins of a civilization from thousands of years ago by the Hun elders, with the tattoos of combat on her body and the Photon Ray in her hand. After she killed an armed man, the elders began to regard her as "destruction" itself, and she went on to destroy civilizations as her instincts dictated.[3][6]


FGO Altera scene
Altera was an avatar of destruction. An engine of war that scythed down the many lives who had stood in her path. That was how she had been made to be… or so what the elders of the Huns had said to her. That she, Altera, existed for battle. That she had no father, no mother. That she had been “discovered” by the Huns, descendants of the Xiongnu people. Yes, she had no memories of parents, nor of friends, nor of a family. Instead, the world was filled with enemies. As shown by the marks of war carved into her flesh from the beginning, she lived only to fight. It was her born nature and her role. It was her purpose to exercise her capabilities as intended, and she never held any doubt on the matter.[1]

Becoming destruction itself, Altera fought like a raging tempest, king of the Huns yet not one of them. It barely even registered to her that she had armies at her back as she swung her sword with a single mind. "Destruction. Domination. Invasion." She could not be sated, even as the lands of the Huns grew beyond their ability to control. She merely swung her sword and continued the slaughter.[1]

In contrast with her martial achievements, Altera did not succeed politically, and her empire rapidly fell apart and dissolved after her death.[1][2] Even in the moment when death came to her, she recalled—as she laid in a pool of her own blood, she had thought only of ways to fell Rome.[1] However, the awe and dread infused in the name “Attila” remains in the memories of people to this day.[1][2] History had even forgotten that she was a woman.[1]


Altera has red eyes and white, veil-like hair under her actual white veil, her body carved with the marks of war and tattoos of combat as the symbol of the Star Emblem.


In truth, Altera dislikes her more common name of “Attila”. She does not dislike its meaning – ‘father’ or ‘controller’ – but rather its sound, and is somewhat more attached to the German “Etzel”. She calls herself “Altera” and wishes to be known as such, but it is difficult to have her explain the reason. Only to the very small number of people she trusts will she quietly disclose the truth – because "Attila" does not sound charming or sweet.[1][4]

With her excellent instincts, Altera can deal with even the most drastic of circumstances without abandoning her reason – a proud and logical fighter. However, there is a sort of ’emptiness’ about her.[1][2] Although she lacked emotions while she was alive, Altera gained the ability to feel when she was summoned as a Servant. However, she feels uncomfortable with emotions because she doesn't know how to express them.[7]

Regardless of friend or foe, Altera has some magnanimity for those warriors whose skill (performance) she has acknowledged, but those who stand against her are treated as only obstructions to be removed, and she is fundamentally merciless. There is no hesitation in her blade.[1] In battle, she can coolly and correctly grasp the situation, becoming a merciless killing machine.[1][2] She has an innate compulsion to destroy, of which she describes it as being even greater than that of a Command Spell's.[4]

Although she recognizes combat as where she is truly in her element, Altera personally does not like it. She fights because she is a fighter. In the name of the violent and unchained God of War, she kills all who stands in her way and destroys all ‘civilization’ before her, nothing more. She is unused and inexperienced in matters outside of war and combat.[1] Altera was born with a fondness for the God of War, Mars (Ares).[1][2] She would call him “Marc”, though she did not enforce this on others. It was just something she preferred.[1]

Altera treats her Master stoically, recognizing them as a general or adviser-like figure, and will generally go along with anything they say with an “I see.” Instead of trusting as a human being, the situation is closer to a fighting machine on the battlefield that fully relies on an external software (the Master) to process thoughts.[1]

Having become a Heroic Spirit and taken form as a Servant, Altera began silently questioning herself. Had she perhaps been too much of a warrior? What if she had not become the embodiment of destruction itself? What if she never gripped the Sword of the War God?[1]

She had been feared by Europe as the punishment brought down by their absolute deity, the very Whip of God Himself. She had been a fighting machine. What life could she have lived, if not as a warrior?[1]

What would she have spent her time on? Would she have been a traveler, freely circling the world on the back of her horse? Would she have been a grower of life, tilling the earth as she had seen the people of Europe done? Would she be baking bread in a smoldering oven? Hunting birds and beasts in the wild? Would she be learning words and language, and writing it down in books? Would she, with reddened cheeks and a gentle smile, have pressed herself into the breast of another?[1]

She did not know. But she wondered…[1]

Altera wants to destroy the Holy Grail, but if she were to have a wish for it, her wish would be "I want to try living a life other than that of a warrior." She does not despise the life that she spent fighting, but she is interested to find out how she would have lived otherwise.[1][2] "Just, if I were not a warrior, what sort of life would I lead." She holds such a curiosity.[2]


Other Servants
All civilization must be destroyed. There is no difference between them.[1]
Caster Servants
Although she witnessed the works of curses in life, as she herself had few ties with magecraft, she holds some actual interest in those pure Casters who practice magecraft.[1]


Fate/Grand OrderEdit

The Altera in Fate/Grand Order is the Heroic Spirit form of the Titan Altera. Although the Altera of Fate/Grand Order is no longer connected to the titan version of herself, she recalls traces of that connection, which she considers memories of a previous life that she can’t quite grasp. But a vestige of her old self’s power is still buried in the depths of her core...[3]

Septem: The Eternal Madness EmpireEdit

Lev Lainur Flauros summons Saber in Rome after he is defeated. Although his Holy Grail should ensure absolute obedience in Servants that he summons, Saber was completely uncontrollable and killed him. She absorbs the grail and attempts to destroy the Western World, but she is stopped by Ritsuka Fujimaru's party. She dies somewhat happily as she finds that there are things in the world that even she can't destroy.

Do Moon Goddesses Dream of Dango?Edit

Hiding inside the bag of dumplings as she eats them, Altera is eventually discovered by Artemis when Mash Kyrielight tries to take the bag back to Chaldea. Cutting the bag along with Caligula when he looks inside the bag, she emerges from the bag to the shock of Artemis. Curious about Artemis's surprise about her appearance, Altera states that she appears wherever there is civilization. Rejecting Artemis's notion that she destroys anything as a misunderstanding, Altera states that she realized that there are good and bad civilizations, with dumplings being good and Moon Festival being bad. Deciding that she'll take the dumplings, and destroy the group for having Moon Festivals, she fights them. After being defeated by the group, Altera comments that the dumplings were good, and wonders when her Noble Phantasm will attain its true power before disappearing.

Salomon: The Grand Time TempleEdit

Altera is amongst the "Septem" Singularity Servants to aid Chaldea against the Demon Gods Pillars.[8]

Merry Christmas from the UnderworldEdit


In her first interlude, The Beast Within (私の中の獣, Watashi no Naka no Kemono?), Ritsuka Fujimaru and Mash Kyrielight enters Altera's dream world.[7]

In her second interlude, Memory (私の記憶, Watashi no Kioku?), Altera, Fujimaru and Mash Kyrielight encounters Brynhildr. Brynhildr mistakes Altera as a woman who approached Sigurd.[4]

In her third interlude, My Sword of the War God (私の、軍神の剣, Watashi no, gunshin no ken?),[6]


Although she is classified as one, Altera's combat abilities surpass those of Heroic Spirits.[1] Her Magical Energy is enormous as claimed by Mash who said it rivaled that of a Dragon.[9] Upon ascension, she mentions that her current vessel is harmonizing with her main body, and even upon reaching maximum ascension, she says that her strength is still limited by her vessel.[1] She is also able to battle Scáthach to a standstill.[9] In the Septem Singularity, Lev Lianur regards Altera as the strongest hero, and he was certain that she would defeat Ritsuka's party even though they had just defeated Romulus to much of Lev's surprise.[10]

Altera's Noble Phantasm is Photon Ray, the prototype of Divine Contructs and the Sword of the War God Ares. Even when summoned as a Servant of Earth, Altera is capable of unleashing its full power, Teardrop Photon Ray, a powerful Anti-Fortress Noble Phantasm.[1] After Altera absorbed the Holy Grail and fired this Noble Phantasm, Mash claimed that its tremendous magical energy reminded her of Excalibur Morgan. Mash also stated that Lord Chaldeas wouldn't be able to block it on its own, as she needed the help of Boudica's Chariot of Boudica to block it, and even then, Lü Bu and Spartacus were destroyed by the light since they were rampaging around the palace entrance. After witnessing its power, Nero feared that Altera would burn the Rome capital to ash to which Dr. Roman agreed she did in fact have the ability necessary to do.[11]

Class SkillsEdit

Magic Resistance (B Rank): Cancels the use of spells with a chant that is three verses or below. Receives almost no damage even against High-Thaumaturgy and Greater Rituals.[1]
Riding (A Rank): She is able to operate all vehicles and beasts freely except for Divine Beasts and Dragon Kinds.[1]
Divinity (B Rank): Altera is not related to a Divine Spirit by blood; however, Europe was overrun on what was considered to be the Authority of God. The target of this fear was given the name, "Scourge of God." Because of this, Altera, who became a Heroic Spirit on Earth, has a high ranking Divine Spirit aptitude.[1]
Civilization Erosion (EX Rank): A subconsciously active Skill of the Heroic Spirit Altera. Anything in Altera's grasp is transformed into its best form currently most suited for herself. This is based on Altera's own perspective, not necessarily reflecting the object at its greatest or most excellent.[1] In this case, anything within Altera's grasp is transformed into the Photon Ray sword, an ability shared by her Moon counterpart, who additionally can summon the sword at will.[12]

Personal SkillsEdit

Natural Body (D Rank): Having possession of a perfect body as a living being since birth, Altera has access to this Skill. She can temporarily rank up her STR. Furthermore, no matter how many calories she ingests, her body shape will not change.[1]
Star Emblem (EX Rank): The unique pattern imprinted on Altera's body, a strange design that does not belong to the Huns but resulted from some advanced ritual. The higher the rank, the higher one's attack power is increased. By expending mana through it, Altera can temporarily enhance the performance of any desired part of the body. An efficient Skill that costs little mana but lacks the explosiveness of Skills like Mana Burst. In addition, this unique Skill also has the effects of the Instinct Skill - since it felt like it was missing a little something.[1]
Military Tactics (B Rank): An instinctive capacity for utilizing tactical knowledge in battles where many are mobilized. Provides a bonus modifier at the time of using one’s own Anti-Army Noble Phantasm or when dealing with an opposing Anti-Army Noble Phantasm.[1]

Forms and Alternate VersionsEdit


Look at the sky. If you are one who holds prayers for the Holy Night, you should be able to see it. The lone rainbow soaring through the night sky. The group of bleating sheeps. And her body wrapped in a daring costume, the beautiful figure of Santa who's feeling a little cold...![13]

Her name is Altera the San(ta) (アルテラ・ザ・サン〔タ〕, Arutera za San(ta)?). The western king, the sword princess possessing the Star Emblem, was awakened to the duty of Santa Claus by an ill-omened destiny, taking action without losing to the fact that she is in a poor physical condition (slight fever); she's the reliable third Heroic Spirit of Christmas.[13]

This time, she is accompanied by a large number of horse-riding soldiers from the great king's anecdotes... However, they are all in the shapes of adorable sheeps (space version). Why is it like this?[13]

An overly healthy body and mind, and a little ignorant... no, pure disposition was given to her as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. When Chaldea's staff was suffering from a mysterious fever, since Altera the San(ta) was the only "Servant able to move", for the sake of the peace of Chaldea and Christmas, riding on the back of a sheep called Zerco, she rushed out.[13]

For Altera, who wanted to ascertain the civilization called Christmas for some time now, this role was something she wished for. Changing into showy Santa clothes, she dove into the Underworld. The only thing making her anxious is the chilliness of the Santa clothes. "Doesn't it cover too little compared to normal clothing...?" says Altera, tilting her head.[13]

The personality is basically Altera's, but as a result of having a fever, her decision-making ability is lower than usual, so it's easier to give her detailed instructions. It even feels like she got sweeter and more charming. Due to the fever (thankfully), her civilization destroying meter has lowered considerably.[13]

The usual Altera's personality is 90% that of a warrior and 10% of a girl, while Altera Santa's 40% warrior and 60% girl. Altera's core is that of a romanticist maiden, so being entrusted with the role of Santa Claus makes her happy and excited.[13]

Since the Master is a reliable partner, they are seen as a lovely sheep and she refers to them as "fluffy Master". Since "I am Santa Claus before I am Altera now" is what she tells herself, her demeanor and responses are softer. In order to deliver "precious gifts" that were entrusted to her by the shining sheep, she relies on her straightforward Master.[13]

The name of the sheep she uses as her mount is Zerco. Its signature move is the imitation of Santa Claus Elder.[13]

※Santa Claus Elder is an imaginary being of Altera.[13]


Creation and ConceptionEdit

huke is the character illustrator for Altera.[1][2] Hikaru Sakurai is the scenario writer for her character.[1]

Comment from IllustratorEdit

"Miss Altera somewhat regrets that she turned into this difficult design where it was hard to put in and depict her having a fighting spirit. Although I received lots of orders, there are many of them that I do not remember by now in the last 2 years or so, but there are very amazing things written into this setting, huh? What’s going on in this? It is sort of that feeling. That setting… is it not shown yet? I honestly want to see!"[1]


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  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Fate/Grand Order - Saber Interlude 02: Memory
  5. 6.0 6.1 Fate/Grand Order - Saber Interlude 03: My Sword of the War God
  6. 7.0 7.1 Fate/Grand Order - Saber Interlude 01: The Beast Within
  7. Fate/Grand Order - Salomon: The Grand Time Temple - Act 03: II / Intelligence Room Flauros
  8. 9.0 9.1 Fate/Grand Order - Scáthach Trial Quest
  9. Fate/Grand Order - Septem: Section 14 The Emperor
  10. Fate/Grand Order - Septem: Section 15 God's Whip
  11. Fate/EXTELLA - Dawn Arc: chapter 5 - My Room dialogue.
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