Saber's True Name is Sigurd (シグルド, Shigurudo?). Sigurd is known as the Greatest Hero of Northern Europe who possessed Gram in the Völsunga Saga. Similiar in origin and legend to Siegfried, even described as Sigurd (Siegfried) (シグルド（ジークフリート）, Shigurudo (Jīkufurīto)?) in Der Ring des Nibelungen. A legend of a knight equal to that of King Arthur.
Gram is also attributed as the origin of Balmung and said to have appeared as Balmung in the later Der Ring des Nibelungen. Sigurd was said to have received the shattered fragments of the sword Gram a chosen sword of appointment lodged in the mighty tree within the halls of king Völsung of the Völsung clan that was originally pulled out by his father who wielded it, Sigmund, and reforged it anew into a cursed demonic sword capable of killing even a dragon. He later took the Valkyrie Brynhildr, sleeping encircled by flame, as his wife, but betrayed her by presenting her as his brother-in-law's wife due to having lost his memories after drinking a special alcohol. Although she initially accepted the events as her immutable fate, she eventually kills him through a conspiracy and takes her own life to follow after him. His story is called one of both glory and ruin befitting such a great hero.
Sigurd's legend the "Völsunga saga" came into existence around the 5~6th century at nearly the same time as the "Nibelungenlied", the story of the hero Siegfried. Wagner's opera "Der Ring des Nibelungen" is a masterpiece work that compiles these legends together. Although Siegfried and Sigurd share similar origins, they are two different existences.
The posthumous child of Hjördís, and King Sigmund of Frakkland who fell in battle against Odin, shattering Gram into fragments with his spear Gungnir. He was sent by King Alf who married his mother to be raised by his blacksmith and teacher, the Dwarf Regin as his foster-father. He personally revived the sword Gram, "the sword of supremacy in the tree", reforging it anew into a demonic sword that was capable of killing even a dragon, becoming renowned as a demonic sword of both ruin and glory. He soon became the everlasting friend of Grani a descendant of Sleipnir; becoming his steed in turn. As he avenged his father, by defeating the armies that joined King Hunding. Soon becoming a long time military man of valor and then a dragonslayer by slaying the dragon Fafnir unabated. As he obtained the wisdom of the gods and power, by devouring the dragon's heart after beheading his foster-father Regin who tried to take Fafnir's hoard.
Later in his life he rode forth to the top of the summit on Mt. Hindarfjall, an inhuman devil cave; bravely riding through the flame with his steed to reach her. He came before her, cutting off her mythril armor with Gram. From that act she awakened from her long sleep, but questions him why is he doing this. He should have already knew of the prophecy from his uncle. In which is that if both of them were to meet each other, ruin would await upon both of them in the future. He replied that, he knew of it and is doing this act because he’s only doing what has to be done. As love and emotion are not necessary for him; his plan was to go against the prophecy only to save her and not love her then. Brynhildr felt glad, but at the same time she felt sadness inside as well, he said this to her that he intends to do just that. But unfortunately he had fallen in love with her in first sight, giving her a smile, Brynhildr felt her heart go. As the smile he gave her in which pierced her very center. He then proposed to her, taking her as his wife.
After a time they had spent together in their honey moon, she taught him the original runes she had learnt from her father Odin. As time went on, he left her to continue his hero's journey until his return. Sometime during his journey, he had been tricked to drink a special alcohol which was made by Gudrun to have Sigurd forget Brynhildr, so that he may marry her. Gunnar, Gudrun's brother also desired to marry Brynhildr, so he and Sigurd rode off to meet with her, yet she still loved Sigurd and said only the one who passes the trials shall gain her hand in marriage. Gunther knew he could not do it, so he had asked Sigurd for aid. The one she loved the most in the world; disguising himself with runes in the guise of his brother-in-law's shape. Sigurd rode forth with his steed Grani, proposing to her again in the guise of his brother-in-law, however Brynhildr knew it was Sigurd. Challenging him into a fight, although this was sophistry as Sigurd was already much stronger than her. As a result, he won the fight from the combat skills she provided to him from their time together, presenting her as his brother-in-law's wife. Although she initially accepted the events as her immutable fate, she eventually raised her own hand against her beloved one, killing him by slicing him in half while his family and all of his followers were killed as well through a conspiracy as she took her own life to follow after him into the afterlife.
Brynhildr described his looks as that like those of an ice sculpture who had attractive features. But has a calm expression like he was a demon that was born from a glacier while wearing the Helm of Fafnir inscribed onto his person. His brisk tone icy voice resembled that of his mother's or father's, or that of his foster-father's, who was even more of a wicked strategist than his parents, his form and nature were probably handed down to him from some much distant ancestor; being a descendant of Odin. The looks in his honest eyes can make someone fascinated by them as the color of his gentle eyes gave the impression of a good item to honor gratitude as it shown within the wisdom of the dragon Fafnir with his daring gaze, even a single smile from him made Brynhildr lovestruck, making her very heart go as it pierced her very being. His eyes, typically a light blue with a kind gaze, turn blood red, and his stare harsh and cruel while under Surtr’s influence.
Truly a hero that was fearless, a being who was not a person standing in line with the earth gallantly, without disdaining his enemy by showing his back to them, without being frugal with gold, and being strict with himself more than anyone, and was more proud-hearted than all of the successive generations of Kings in each land. Expressing no emotion whatsoever even in dire situations, being shown to be stoic as he kept fighting without knowing the love of his mother, father, and foster-father while he took action, taking into account necessity and fairness of the situation at hand to avoid terrible outcomes and benefit everyone with or without their approval.
A very square-toed ultra-stubborn person. He wears a pair of glasses which shouldn't exist in his lifetime. He is technically a rational person, as he fulfilled his purpose of avenging his father not by affection but from his sense of duty. Slightly blunt to everyone, it's almost impossible for him to show affection, at least on his outer side. But if he chose to protect someone without regards of his own safety, that would be proof that he trusted that "someone".
Regardless if his Master is male or female, if the human is worthy of his "trust", there will be no difficulty in communication between them. Like Cu Chulainn and others, he is a hero who "has no interest with a second life". He likely seeks the Holy Grail to wish for a "reunion" that would never come true. In an ordinary Holy Grail War, forcing instructions on him by command spells would be extremely difficult.
- As the Hero who saved her from her forced sleep, Sigurd became her first husband. He is resigned to being destined to die at her hand, but loves her all the same. He vows to resist her attacks in order to stay alive and prove his love to her. Sigurd's Valentine's Day gift, a pair of glasses designed to boost concentration and protect the wearer from light and dust, mirrors Brynhildr's chocolate glasses. He implies that he's had a chance to talk to her or "something of the sort" for Valentine's.
- "Siegfried…the same and yet a different existence. This one finds his toughness to be a bit enviable…but, this one definitely won't fall behind in battle."
Götterdämmerung: The Eternal Ice-Flame CenturyEdit
Sigurd is the servant of Ophelia Phamrsolone. When he is summoned, due to the karmic bond between Ophelia and Surtr, Sigurd's body is initially inhabited by Surtr. He appears to attack Chaldea and is able to put Mashu on the defensive and greviously wound Sherlock Holmes; the detective is able to deduce Sigurd's identity despite his masked appearance. Sigurd then returns to Ophelia's Lostbelt with her.
Ritsuka's party then runs into him and Ophelia. After Brynhildr attacks him and weakens his core, Surtr is able to escape Sigurd and assume his true, gigantic form. Sigurd helps Mashu protect Ritsuka and their party from harm, apologises for not being available to assist sooner, and wakes the unconscious Brynhildr with a rune. The two are able to reconcile before heading off with the others to face Surtr before his mana is restored.
After Napoleon sacrifices himself to weaken Surtr with his Noble Phantasm, Sigurd and Brynhildr follow suit, landing the final blow. Though they're fading away, Sigurd shares a smile with Brynhildr; he tells her that she shouldn't hesitate to come and kill him if that is the proof of her love, so he can survive and prove his love to her all the more.
In Fate/Prototype: Fragments of Sky Silver, Lancer mentions him in her thoughts as her master Nigel Sayward forces her to take a drug that exploits her curse with one of his Command Spells. The drug forces her to see Saber as her beloved Sigurd, and she heads off to kill him.
In power, and intellect, he excelled the most even among his brothers who spoke of him as an unparalleled hero who far surpassed others in all of his abilities and skills, a man who is praised by all of the people including those that excelled at magic but not only magic as being "The King of Warriors" that excels more than anyone." He wields the reforged demonic sword Gram as a peerless swordsman who didn't even show a bit of wavering in skill, whilst wafting an icy presence that resembled frost heaving in his swordplay. He can also launch it as an Anti-Fortress Noble Phantasm, Bölverk Gram. He is also shown using four daggers with similar coloration as Gram, two of which are named Ridill and Hrotti, which he levitates and punches at his enemy.
Sigurd's Class Skills are Magic Resistance (A) and Riding (A). He also possesses Divinity (B). His Personal Skills are Primordial Rune (Warrior) (B), Dragon Kind Modification (EX) and Crystallization of Wisdom (A).
Primordial Rune (Warrior) (原初のルーン（戦士）, Gensho no Rūn (Senshi)?) denotes possession of the Magic Crest of Northern Europe - the runes. Having received the teachings of Brynhildr, his skills also allow for summoning as a Caster. His skill with runes was sufficient to disguise himself as other individuals, such as his brother-in-law Gunnar.
Dragon Kind Modification (竜種改造, Ryūshu Kaizō?) is an extreme form of Self-Modification, achieved by swallowing a dragon's heart. The mana reactor of a dragon kind has taken form, allowing for an almost completely independent mobilization despite being a Servant.
Crystallization of Wisdom (叡智の結晶, Eichi no Kesshō?) is a magic item that originally should not exist in myths. Something that crystallized the wisdom acquired by eating a dragon's heart. It exhibits its effects even if others wear it, but maybe due the enormous information volume, a severe headache occurs. Initially, it takes on the form of a dragonic gas mask, losing its horns during his second ascension, and becoming standard glasses in his third ascension.
« Extra details on Sigurd's wound that I couldn't include in the Materials.
- ↑ 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 Fate/Grand Order - Sigurd (Saber) Profile
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Encyclopedia/Fate/EXTRA CCC
 Fate/Apocrypha material - STATUS: Saber of Black, p.018-019
Master: Gordes Musik Yggdmillennia
True name: Siegfried
Alignment: Chaotic Good
Noble Phantasm: A
■ Magic Resistance: -
As compensation for obtaining Evil Dragon's Blood Armor this is lost.
■ Riding: B
Majority of vehicles can be ridden above average. Magical Beasts, Holy Beast rank beasts cannot be ridden.
■ Golden Rule: C-
A life in which money is fated revolve around.
Due to the Nibelung treasure promised a life untroubled by money, but Luck is Rank-Down.
■ Armor of Fafnir: Blood Armor of the Evil Dragon
Maximum number of targets: 1 person
A Noble Phantasm embodying the story of his bath in the blood of a dragon. B-rank equivalent physical attacks and magic are nullified. Attacks of A-rank and above register as damage after defensive values of an amount equal to B-rank are subtracted from them. If facing a Noble Phantasm used by a proper hero, it gains defensive values equivalent to B+. However, his back, which was not bathed in the blood, does not gain defensive values, and he is unable to conceal it.
■ Balmung: Phantasmal Greatsword, Felling of the Sky Demon
Maximum number of targets: 500 people
A cursed holy blade which had accomplished the feat of dragon slaying.
It also possesses the attributes of its origin, the demonic blade Gram, and will change attributes between holy sword and demonic sword depending on who wields it. The blue jewel of the hilt stores and preserves magic energy (true Ether) from the age of gods, and upon releasing it, emanates a twilight aura. Those with the blood of dragons take additional damage.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1
 Fate/stay night - Weapon Menu: Gram [T]
Demonic Sword, Sword of the Sun, Gram.
A demonic sword of ruin and glory that Sigurd, the greatest hero of Northern Europe, possessed in the Volsunga Saga.
It is the model of Caliburn in the legend of King Arthur. As Caliburn was a chosen sword in a stone, Gram was also a chosen sword in the mighty tree of the Volsunga king.
The legend of Gram and its possessor Sigurd is a story filled with glory and ruin, as one would expect from a great hero.
"Der Ring des Nibelungen", composed later in Middle Ages Germany, is the story of a knight equal to the legend of King Artnur, and the sword Gram changes its name and appears in it as Balmung.
As the "strongest demonic sword" equaling the "strongest holy sword", it even possesses the special characteristic of "dragon slayer".
- ↑ 5.0 5.1
 Fate/complete material II: Character material - Weapons: Gram, p.134
A sword that appears in the “Völsunga Saga” of Norse mythology. It is wielded by the hero Sigurd. The incident where Sigurd’s father Sigmund pulled Gram from the trunk of a tree later became the model for Caliburn, the sword in the stone. After Sigurd reforged Gram from the shattered pieces, it is said to have become a demonic sword capable even of killing a dragon.
北欧神話のひとつ「ヴォルスング·サガ」。その中で登場する英雄シグルドが所有していた魔剣がグラムであ る。木の幹に刺さった剣をシグルドの父シグムントが抜いたことがグラム誕生のキッカケとなるなど、後のカリ バーンの原型となった物語だと言われる。その後、父から剣の破片を受け継ぎ、シグルドが新たに打ち直したグ ラムは，竜をも殺す魔剣になったという。
 Fate/Grand Order - Brynhildr (Lancer) Profile [T]
Brynhildr - Lancer
Illustrator and Voice actor
Illustrator: Shirow Miwa
Voice Actor: Mamiko Noto
Noble Phantasm: A
Mana Burst (Flames): B
Hero's Bridesmaid: C
Magic Resistance: B
Brynhild Romantia - Until Death Splits the Two Apart
Type: Anti-Unit Noble Phantasm
Daughter of Odin, the Great God of Northern Europe, and one of the battle-maidens Valkyries. A tragic woman from Norse mythology.
A battle-maiden regarded in the same light as Sigrdrífa, the fated person of the great hero Sigurd in the "Volsunga Saga", she is also similarly portrayed as a Valkyrie who fell in love with Sigurd in the "Sigrdrífumál" and the "Helreið Brynhildar" from Elder Edda.
Level 1 Bond
Source: Norse mythology
Alignment: Neutral Good Gender: Female
She is regarded as the younger sister of Attila (King Atli) in the "Volsunga Saga", the "Guðrúnarkviða" and "Sigurðarkviða hin skamma" from Elder Edda and etc.(1)
Level 2 Bond
Calm and devoted. There is some loneliness mixed in the gentle smile of this unfortunate battle-maiden.
Despite behaving like a "doll" with a weak sense of self back when she was a Divine Spirit as the eldest of the Valkyries, after falling on earth upon incurring the wrath of her fatherly Great God, she became endowed with human nature and personality due to the incidental meeting with Sigurd.
Level 3 Bond
Compassionate and full of affection, she thoroughly devotes herself to the person she came to love. A woman who was supposed to spend her lifetime as good wife if it wasn't for that tragedy.
Although she never stopped loving Sigurd more than anyone else, she came to embrace the flames of killing intent at the end of a cursed tragic fate, eventually ending up killing him and also burning herself to ashes.
Level 4 Bond
"Until Death Splits the Two Apart"
Rank: B Type: Anti-Unit Noble Phantasm
A Noble Phantasm that has molded the deep feelings of love towards the fated person as the spear of magic silver that she employed while alive.
The deeper her love towards the target becomes, the more the weight and size of this spear will change. It displays a especially tremendous efficacy in regards to her beloved Sigurd (it is also quite effective towards Siegfried, who has deep connections to him).
Level 5 Bond
Even now, having turned into a Heroic Spirit, she still loves Sigurd deeply.
Nevertheless, if by any chance he is summoned before her, she will automatically point her spear towards him.
This is because, upon being shaped as a Heroic Spirit, both she herself and her Noble Phantasm ended up being given the definition of "something that kills Sigurd".
In regards to the "dragon-slayer" hero Siegfried, who possesses the same origins as Sigurd, although she recognizes him as "someone different from Sigurd", it seems that she somehow senses something close to him and thus feverish gazes at him tries to get alone just the two of them (and then tries to kill him).
And also, sometimes towards the Master as well...
(1)So they went ahead and pulled this out as well. When you also take into account the whole Siegfried/EMIYA thing, this whole mess seems like a huge Seiyuu joke.
ブリュンヒルデ - ランサー
ランク：Ｂ → Ｂ＋
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 Fate/Prototype: Fragments of Blue and Silver: Arc 4, Act 5, Part 1-A, translated by PhoenixRising at Beast's Lair.
- ↑ Fate/Grand Order - Brynhildr's Valentine CE: Frozen Intelect Chocolate
- ↑ Shirow Miwa Twitter 8:58 PM · Feb 4, 2020/fusetter - Translation