Saber's True Name is 「Shiki Ryougi」. The woman whom Ritsuka Fujimaru and crew gotten a glimpse of during the irregular singularity, the Boundary. Due to the uncertainty of her own existence, she wishes to remain uninvolved in strange cases, even when she knows the details about them.
A distinguished individual one would not normally meet. But—in the opposite case, it would be on a snowy day, while everyone is asleep.
She’s the same person as Shiki Ryougi, the girl who wears a jacket over her kimono. However, their personalities are different. If Shiki Ryougi is the girl known as 「Shiki」, then this person is the woman known as「Shiki Ryougi」. The personality of the body itself, embodying 「 」 that represents the beginning. She slumbers within Shiki from her birth to her death. Shiki can't perceive 「Shiki Ryougi」, and 「Shiki Ryougi」 will never take Shiki's place.
Shiki wears a bright clear kimono with a graceful gesture, showing discernment, but full of affection. This defines her routine even in abnormal situations.
A deeper level of consciousness, created from Shiki Ryougi’s dual personality. A female personality, in her late twenties. A calm and understanding older sister. The Shiki who grew until the late twenties and has begun to give out maternal charm. One may get the feeling that she’s detached from worldly affairs, but actually, she simply has no sense of crisis, as everything is like “part of Shiki's dream”; for her, everything is taken in as “a view across the glass.” The image of “a goddess who descended on Earth through some sort of mistake.” An oriental goddess rather than a western goddess. Though her aspect is close to the Merciful Bodhisattva, her underlying personality is that of a meanie. One could say she is an Impish Bodhisattva. She denies the view of human nature as fundamentally good. “Since humanity at its core is evil, things tends to turn out for the worse” she says while sighing, “So please do your best, ok?” Cheering mankind’s stubborn endurance with a supportive smile, for that is her stance on the matter. Truly troublesome.
Sorry to say, but her cat-attribute has decreased a little.
Despite being listless, Shiki is gentle. An invincible older sister who knows everything, yet doesn't say anything meaningful and just enjoys meaningless talks. She is an exceedingly feminine character, but her way of being is that of a little girl. So that one doesn't feel saddened when he or she wakes up from the dream and disappears from her side, Shiki - who is nothing more than an illusion - will not leave behind any meaningful memories.
Although she was summoned by an odd coincidence, Shiki decides to follow the Protagonist as a good Servant. Almost like a pleasure trip, so to speak. For she who could neither be found nor talked to by anyone, what exactly could come out of this temporary rendezvous?
"She is so cute. By the way, I want to cut her."
"Since we are both sword-based Servants, it would be nice to have a bout with her. I can sense the influence of her demonic self residing in her mind. Somehow, I relate to that feeling."
Shiki can't hold her excitement after hearing about priest Sanzou. "If I'm not mistaken, that's the Buddhist fist style from Nyorai-sama himself. Well then... can you catch my blade with your bare hands?"
Boundary of Emptiness: The Garden of OrderEdit
Saber uses Shiki Ryougi's body to appear when powerful nameless ghosts born from human resentment appears outside of the Ogawa Apartment Complex. She compares it to a degraded Beast of Alaya and defeats it.
Salomon: The Grand Time TempleEdit
Saber is among the "special event" Servants to assist Chaldea against the Demon Gods Pillars. She reappears when Mysterious Heroine X declares that she will destroy all Sabers, attempting to cut her down.
Shiki's Noble Phantasm, Amalavijñāna - Boundary of Emptiness, uses the theory of the Mystic Eyes of Death Perception to sever the opponents' lines of death. The sword stroke of the afterlife released from Nirvana bestows peace to all existence.
The Mystic Eyes of Death Perception Shiki possesses is just like her Assassin counterpart, but the rank is the lower C Rank compared to her counterpart's A Rank since she doesn't need them originally.
Shiki possesses the special Skill Independent Manifestation, an enhanced version of Independent Action, that is normally restricted to Beasts and potentially Heroic Spirits that qualify as Grand Servants. A Skill that signifies a confirmed existence. Those with this Skill have resistance to instant death and time-control attacks.
Shiki's Personal Skill Connection to the Root marks her as an all-powerful wish machine. Due to possessing this Skill, regular parameters become meaningless. It signifies how all existence originates from 「 」 and follows 「 」. Separating the Ryougi, rotating the four phenomena, and assembling the eight trigrams. Revealing the truth of the world. The Ryougi is the Yin-Yang of the Taijitu. Her name comes from the "shiki" of suushiki and the "shiki" of shikigami.
Taijitu is a Skill given to those who have both male (Yang) and female (Yin) sides that, although opposite, embrace, cooperate and coexist with each other. It is also called 'Yin-Yang Fish' since the symbol looks like two fishes nesting each other and it represents the various contradiction and paradoxes of the world. The raden of Yin and Yang. In order to remember an existence, one must abandon the existence. In order to save an existence, one must forget the existence. Longing and return are two sides of the same coin. Just like life and death. For this Shiki, it's a Paradox Spiral. She supplements Health by losing Mana.
Cloud Shine is a Skill where after switching her attitude to that of a swordsman, Shiki performs ultra-high speed movements and slashes. Five intervals... nine meters of space are instantly covered, as if a flash of light.
- ↑ 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 Fate/Grand Order material III - Shiki Ryougi (Saber), p.164-171, translated by Velox0blivio at Reddit.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Fate/Grand Order Profile of Shiki Ryougi (Saber), translated by Master of Chaos at Beast's Lair.
- ↑ Fate/Grand Order - Salomon: The Grand Time Temple - Act 09: X / Disposal Chute Andromalius