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

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IdentityEdit

Saber's True Name is Bedivere (ベディヴィエール, Bediviēru?), the first member of the Knights of the Round Table, who served as the steward of the royal court, the king's care-taker.[1][2] Compared to the Bedivere of the Fate/stay night timeline, the Bedivere of Fate/Grand Order is an alternate possibility, wherein he hasn't returned Excalibur before Artoria dies. Despite not being as popular as knights like Lancelot, Percival, and Galahad, who embarked on the quest for the Holy Grail, he was one of the most senior knights along with Kay and Gawain, displaying a history even older than Arthur, whose name was thought to be derived from the ancient War God of the Celts, Bedwyr.[2] He eventually came to serve the young king out of admiration of her, entrusting his sword to her and working to become her personal guard. Seeing her indifference as her trying to be fair without allowing her personal feelings to interfere, he most wished to see her true face and expressions by being near her. Although he thought her true self would become apparent outside of her court duties, his eventual promotion to the rank of Imperial Guard proved him wrong. Although he guarded her more closely than the other knights and constantly watched her behavior, he was unable to see her smile even once.

This Bedivere lived as "if that did not returned King Arthur's holy sword", and King Arthur died. As atonement, he kept on living during a long time for the sake of "returning the holy sword this time for sure", and eventually ran out of strength at Avalon.[1] Not an actual Heroic Spirit, but rather a human from the distant past, he is granted power enough to battle the Knights of the Round Table by Merlin.[1]

AppearanceEdit

Over 10 kg of his weight corresponds to the "silver arm".[1]

PersonalityEdit

Bedivere is exceptionally loyal to his king, putting her well-being above his own and even her own orders on her deathbed. He does not see serving as a knight as serving his country, but only serving his king because of the sole reason that she is the king. Unlike those knight who had begun to drift away from her and those who saw her as inhuman due to her lack of emotion, he feels pride in her and remains loyal throughout Mordred's rebellion. He later begins to even feel some anger towards the situation, believing that she who has accomplished such great deeds should be granted the ability to show a peaceful face. Although he want his king to be given "the light", he finds himself unable to grant her even that. He never found out about her true nature as a woman.[2]

RoleEdit

Fate/stay nightEdit

Main article: Bedivere

Fate/Grand OrderEdit

Camelot: The Sacred Round Table RealmEdit

Then, during the anthropic principle incineration and the holy city dominion by the Lion King seen this time, he once again stood up.[1]

Salomon: The Grand Time TempleEdit

AbilitiesEdit

In the Round Table where heroes surpassing humans gathered, he served King Arthur as the "only normal human" among them. Despite being one-armed, he has been regarded as a knight possessing excellent sword skills and an outstanding general. In order to stop the Lion King in the Camelot Singularity and atone for his sins, Merlin modified Excalibur into a prosthetic arm known as Switch On - Airgetlám.[1] This Noble Phantasm is constantly active-type, and even though his output is usually that of an average human, when performing activation for combat, the STR, CON, and AGI parameter rises to the ones shown in his status, gaining a bonus for his sword attack.[3] Thanks to this Divine Construct, Bedivere can fight against the other Knights of the Round Table.[1]

Class SkillsEdit

Magic Resistance (B Rank): Invalidate magic with chant 3 verses or less. Receives mostly no damage even against Great Thaumaturgy or Ritual Spells.[3]
Riding (A Rank): Capable of freely operating vehicles and beast besides those with the rank of Phantasmal Beast and Divine Beast.[3]

Personal SkillsEdit

Military Tactics (C Rank): A tactical instinctive ability in regards of battle involving large numbers. Grants correction in the case of using an anti-army Noble Phantasm or when against enemy's own anti-army Noble Phantasm. He is said to be an everlasting commandant.[3]
Calm and Collected (B Rank): He does not get confused in any kind of situation. He suppresses his own emotion and calmly observes his surroundings, guiding towards the most optimum tactics. Grand plus correction to mental resistance. Resistant especially against confusion and impatience. Even if he alone takes on hundreds or thousands of enemy soldiers, Bedivere will never be bewildered. This skill would also work in a steward-like manner.[3]
Oath of the Protector (B Rank): Plus correction to encampment defense. Raises defense power of all members in allied camp.[3]

DevelopmentEdit

Takashi Takeuchi is the character designer for Bedivere. Tenkuu Sphere is the character illustrator for Saber in Fate/Grand Order.[1]

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 1.22 1.23 1.24 1.25
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Fate/Grand Order material IV - Bedivere Profile, translated by castor212 at Beast's Lair.
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