Saber (セイバー, Seibā?) is the Saber-class Servant of Ophelia Phamrsolone in the Lostbelts of Fate/Grand Order. He is later summoned by Ritsuka Fujimaru.



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.[3] 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.[4][5] 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.[6] 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.[3] 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.[6] Although Siegfried and Sigurd share similar origins, they are two different existences.[7]


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.[8]

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.[8]

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.[8]


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.

Brynhild's Valentines gift reveals that he apparently wears something called "the glass of wisdom", which actually just look like a pair of black-rimmed glasses.[1][9]


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.[8]

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… We are the same, yet separate entities. I am a bit jelous of his sturdiness, but that doesn't mean I am going to lose ground to him in battle." 


Fate/Grand OrderEdit

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.  

Other appearancesEdit

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.

Sigurd is mentioned in Fate/stay night in Gram's Weapon Profile.[5]


Ophelia Phamrsolone claims that Sigurd is the strongest knight to ever live and that she can't imagine him having anything to fear, even from the Divine Spirit Caenis.[10] 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.[8] 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.

Class SkillsEdit

Magic Resistance (A Rank): Magecraft that are Rank A or below can all be canceled by him. Effectively, Sigurd can't be injured by modern-day mages.[2]
Riding (A Rank): He can control all mounts and beasts at will except for those with a Mythical Beast ・Divine Beast rank.[2]
Divinity (B Rank): Sigurd's ancestor was Odin, Allfather and King of the Aesir.[1][2]

Personal SkillsEdit

Primordial Rune (Warrior) (B Rank): 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.[1][2] His skill with runes was sufficient to disguise himself as other individuals, such as his brother-in-law Gunnar.
Dragon-kind Modification (EX Rank): 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.[1][2]
Crystallized Wisdom (A Rank): 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 to the enormous information volume, a severe headache occurs.[1][2] 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.

Noble PhantasmsEdit

Sigurd's Noble Phantasms are Gram and Bölverk Gram.[1]


« Extra details on Sigurd's wound that I couldn't include in the Materials.
(Caution: Based on my perspective, not confirmed with the writers. Think of it like an informal theory please.)

When I delivered the Servant design, the lore on what was present under his clothes hadn't been established.
When I asked if he had a wound from when he was killed, like on Siegfried's back, I was given lore about his and Brynhildr's relationship and we added the "heart burning in a blue flame" detail.
My guess is that Sigurd's heart was able to keep beating while burning because of the power he gained from eating Fafnir's heart. Even if he didn't have that maybe he'd somehow get through with guts... When he was cooking the heart, he burnt his finger. When he licked that finger he discovered he could understand birdsong.
Similar to Fionn's story with the salmon....

By the way, he layers so it's not like you can see anything from the outside, and he definitely wouldn't consider showing it to other Masters and Servants. Though asking him about the particulars would launch him into a long story where he fondly talks about his dearest.

In Fate, he's a glasses character, but he's still a Servant with a lot of unknowns in his lore. I'm really looking forward to his next interlude.

The demonic sword Sigurd wields, Gram, was once reforged. So I had the broken part placed on the opposite side of the hilt, making a double saber.
It feels completely different from what you see in Gilgamesh's treasury right....
Perhaps what was in the treasury was Gram before it broke. By the way....
Since the design's changed so much Gilgamesh would likely look at it and go "???" »

(Shirow Miwa[11])
Shirow Miwa is the character designer for Sigurd in Fate/Grand Order.

Yuuichirou Higashide is the one who created Sigurd as Hikaru Sakurai collaborated with him about the scene between Sigurd and Brynhildr in Act 4 Dear My Hero.


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  6. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 Fate/Prototype: Fragments of Blue and Silver: Arc 4, Act 5, Part 1-A, translated by PhoenixRising at Beast's Lair.
  7. Fate/Grand Order - Brynhildr's Valentine CE: Frozen Intelect Chocolate
  8. Fate/Grand Order: Cosmos in the Lostbelt - Anastasia: Prologue Intro 1
  9. Shirow Miwa Twitter 8:58 PM · Feb 4, 2020/fusetter - Translation
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