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Saber (セイバー, Seibā?) is a main character of Fate/Prototype. He is the Saber-class Servant of Manaka Sajyou in the First Holy Grail War of Fate/Prototype: Fragments of Sky Silver, and Ayaka Sajyou in the Second Holy Grail War of Fate/Prototype.

He is one of the Servants of Ritsuka Fujimaru of the Grand Orders conflicts of Fate/Grand Order.

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IdentityEdit

Saber's True Name is Arthur Pendragon (アーサー・ペンドラゴン, Āsā Pendoragon?), otherwise known better as King Arthur. Approving of the virtuous and correcting atrocities. A hero who is like a knight in shining armor that anyone would dream about as a child. Also called the wielder of the holy sword of the planet. His true identity is that of the “King of Knights” of a parallel universe, who reached this world by chasing after some sort of existence.[1]

A completely identical, and yet different person than Heroic Spirit Artoria Pendragon, possessing the same past and legend as her.[1]

AppearanceEdit

Saber has short blond hair and green eyes. He has the height and weight of a standard man in his 20s. He has a beautiful form and appears composed.

In his servant form, he wears the standard armor of a knight. The armor parts are silver in color. While the tunics part are blue. He also has a black and white hood attached to the back of the armor part of his neck.

In the 1991 Tokyo Holy Grail War, Saber wore an all black business suit which consisted of a black tie, shirt, vest and shoes. He also wore black gloves.

During the 1999 Tokyo Holy Grail War, Saber's casual clothing is a long black coat with a red shirt underneath it.[2] He also wears black jeans and black shoes.


PersonalityEdit

Arthur is originally deeply plagued by his desire to save Britain to form an eternal utopia, and even while recognizing Manaka as potentially evil, he follows her commands to fulfill his wish. However, upon meeting Ayaka in the Garden he realizes that his wishes had already been entrusted to the present, and he becomes determined to protect the present over the past. He becomes a father figure and guardian for Ayaka from that point on until the Second War.

He has the sense of values of a matured man, as well as a strong sense of justice. He will bring things that bring virtue and goodness closer, and will ascertain those that bring atrocity. He is the image of a hero one can feel good about.[2]

In Ayaka's eyes, he is the ideal prince in addition to his station as her protector. However, for a brief period his style of speech was mingled with nihilistic mannerisms. Though, he also seemed to have had a playful side as he would at times tease or make fun of Ayaka.[2]

He is good at eating, but also good at making (cooking).[1] However, due to his experiences with Manaka and the large breakfasts that she makes, he seems to think that big meals are the staple for Japanese people.

In Japanese, the way he refers to himself differs depending on who he talks to. To Ayaka, he uses 'boku'. To his enemies, he uses 'watashi'.

It is hinted that he has feelings for Ayaka. 

Astonishing words whose veracity cannot be judged even with the help of Chaldea’s system but, at the very least, he won’t spew lies to his Master. He places his wholehearted trust towards his Master. Deception and betrayal are unthinkable.[1]

RoleEdit

Fate/Prototype Fragments of Sky SilverEdit

Day One - SummoningEdit

Saber was summoned to participate in the Holy Grail War of 1991 by Manaka Sajyou.

Day Two - Welcome FeastEdit

On the second day of the Holy Grail War, Manaka welcomes Saber with a massive private feast of English cuisine. After some minor conversation about the food, the pair then have a strategy meeting about possible strategies to win the Holy Grail War with. However, in the middle of the conversation, Manaka winds up disturbing Saber when she talks about possibly using the Masters' own children against them. Hearing this proclamation, Saber scolds Manaka proclaiming that the Reiroukan daughter (Misaya) is her friend too. Manaka giggles and chides Saber in response. Maintaining her innocent act, Manaka unbuttons the front of her dress, reveals her Master's Degree, and declares that she doesn't want to use it on Saber with tears in her eyes.

Day Three - First Battle with LancerEdit

On the third day of the Holy Grail War, Manaka has a fight with her father about using Saber to lure out the other servants. Hiroki reminds Manaka that Servants are nothing more than weapons for the sake of the war, lumps of mysteries and argues that she should spend the day locked up at home. Manaka refuses, but Hiroki continues asking Manaka about what she is thinking and asks if she is capable of beating a Servant. Manaka says that she is and that she'll do something by herself, but Hiroki reminds her that the Holy Grail War is different from a magus vs magus battle. Jumping into the conversation, Saber remarks to Manaka that he agrees with her father and that he was summoned to fight with her. As Hiroki continues his arguments, Manaka comes up with the idea to do patrols instead.

Later that same night, Manaka and Saber go on patrol and encounter Lancer near the Sunshine 60 building. After sharing some pre-fight banter, Saber and Lancer fight for a series of blows destroying much of the vicinity,while exchanging praises for each other's skill. Noticing that Saber is truly the warrior that she think he is, Lancer brings out a mysterious red drug from her pocket and drinks it. After some more fighting against the physically enhanced Lancer, the two end their battle on a draw and run back to their masters.

Returning to his Master who is on a nearby rooftop, Saber is astounded to see that Manaka has laid out a midnight picnic for him. As Saber chides her on this, Manaka motions him to sit down and eat. As they eat, Saber reports to Manaka about the battle and of his concerns for her safety. Manaka reports that she's fine and that she has also met Assassin and that Assassin is willing to be their ally. Manaka then shyly asks for a reward for her "good deed " and Saber rewards her with a kiss to the forehead. Blushing, Manaka yells at Saber for being unfair and cheating her as she meant that she wanted an actual kiss.

Day Five - Training RegimentEdit

On the fifth day of the Holy Grail War, Saber spends the day doing intense training by fighting against dolls prepared by Manaka's father, Hiroki Sajyou. After the training session is over, Hiroki comments on the difference between Servants and magic tools and remarks that his dolls are useless in preparing Saber for Servant on Servant battles. Sensing that Hiroki is about to leave, Saber asks to accompany him and Hiroki replies that he doesn't mind. Saber thanks him. As they are about to leave, Hiroki sighs and relays his concerns to Saber about Manaka's reckless behavior and how he feels that she may lose her life if she keeps this up. Seeing the concerned look on his face, Saber consoles Hiroki by agreeing that Servants are dangerous existences, no matter how excellent a Magus, Manaka is. In response, Hiroki asks Saber to take of his health and to entrust "that" to him. Saber agrees.

Day Seven - Battle With ArcherEdit

Saber encounters Archer at Mt. Okutama. They proceed to battle which ends when Manaka coerces Elza Saijo into working for her. Later that night, Manaka squabbles with Saber over going out on a search through the city for Servants. However, Saber insists on going out alone and leaves for the Reiroukan Mansion.

Day Eight - Final Battle with BerserkerEdit

Around one in the morning, Saber finds a distraught Misaya Reiroukan being attacked by Berserker. Saber battles with Berserker to protect Misaya and manages to drive Berserker away. Later that night, Saber engages in battle with a mad Berserker again alongside Archer, Lancer and Rider.  Despite Saber demanding a one on one battle with Berserker, Berserker is ultimately defeated by Rider's Noble Phantasm, Mesektet after being weakened by Saber, Archer, Lancer and Rider's attacks. Saber then listens to Rider's declaration of war on them.

Day Nine - Conversation with Hiroki SajyouEdit

Saber meets with Hiroki Sajyou and reports to him about Berserker's defeat and Rider's declaration of war. Understanding, Hiroki asks where Manaka is and Saber reports that she is in kitchen. Hiroki teases that Manaka is making something for Saber, but Saber remarks that she is also making something for him. Hiroki calmly remarks that Saber is a horrible liar and remarks that  Manaka acts more human-like whenever she is with Saber. Surprised, Saber asks Hiroki about what Manaka was like before he was summoned. Hiroki replies that Manaka was a lot more empty and emotionless than she is now and had the ability to see through everything even her own future. Hiroki continues that this flourishing presence disappeared one day and Manaka lost all of her emotions as result.

He continues that around when their mother died, the wet nurse that Hiroki had hired had mentioned that Manaka was like a living ghost. Curious, Saber asks Hiroki feels about it. Hiroki sadly agrees that while Manaka makes light conversation with Ayaka, she does not really recognize Ayaka's existence. Saber comments that is too cruel and Hiroki agrees, but remarks that it is true. Slumping into his chair, Hiroki reiterates that Manaka shows more emotion now, but does not know whether that is a good thing or a bad thing. 

Later that night, Saber goes to the convenient store with Manaka. After finishing their business and leaving the store, Manaka leaves to do something, despite Saber's protests. Suddenly, Saber is attacked by one of Rider's Sphinxes, but the beast backs off when Lancer shows up. The pair then listen to Rider announce the start of the decisive battle at his temple.

Day Ten - Battle with RiderEdit

On the night of the tenth day, Saber is alerted to the presence of Rider's Reality Marble and heads to Tokyo Bay with Manaka to confront Rider at his temple. Arriving, Saber and Manaka share a moment before they are suddenly assaulted by Rider's Sphinx. Saber asks Manaka to hide and Manaka reluctantly agrees, despite her protests. Before Manaka leaves, she gives Saber one of Caster's Philosopher Stones before sneaking away to the Reiroukan mansion. Fighting off Rider's Sphinx, Saber destroys the beast with Invisible Air.

Inside the temple, Saber meets up with Archer. Fighting their way through the temple, Saber and Archer finally make it to the main chamber room and confront Rider. Saber and Archer soon finds themselves surrounded by a pack of regenerating Sphinxes. Being pushed to their limits, a heavily weakened Saber and Archer are saved by Lancer who uses Brynhildr Romantia to destroy the main Sphinx.

Seizing this opportunity, Saber throws the Philosopher's Stone down on the ground to neutralize the Reality Marble's seal. Saber and Archer then attack Rider. During the fight, Rider senses the death of his master and is forced to use his Dendera Light to kill the three Servants. Hearing Elza's voice, Archer fires up his Noble Phantasm and launches a combined attack with Saber's Excalibur to take down Rider. Although they manage to defeat Rider, Saber loses half of his body in the process and Archer dies from his Noble Phantasm. Just as Archer is about to vanish, he asks Saber, “What, do you wish for from the Holy Grail?” Saber is later rescued from the crumbling temple by Lancer.

Day Eleven - Conversation with CasterEdit

After returning back to his base, Saber's wounds are treated by Caster. While being healed, Saber has a conversation with Caster where Caster praises Saber's sword and asks to see its light again. Saber sharply replies that Caster will never see it again. Caster retorts that he hopes Manaka never orders Saber to use that light on him too. Caster additionally comments that Assassin had done more work by taking out the Isemi clan and adds Manaka is currently working on making preparations for the realization of Saber's wish at the Greater Grail.

Getting defensive, Saber is reassurred by Caster that he also desires to grant Saber's wish. Curious, Caster asks Saber why he doesn't try to kill Manaka when he saved Misaya from Berserker and Tokyo from Rider. Saber doesn't reply. So Caster further asks if it is because he is an Champion of Justice.

Day Twelve - Lingering DoubtsEdit

On the twelfth day of the Holy Grail War, Saber is standing guard as Manaka takes a bath. Coyly, Manaka asks Saber to join her in the bath, but immediately takes it back. After Manaka finishes her bath, Manaka makes Saber a feast for dinner. As the pair eat, Saber starts recalling Archer's and Rider's final words and expresses doubts about his conviction. In the middle of the meal, Saber tries to talk to Manaka who asserts that she has already won the Holy Grail War and declares that she will kill all of the remaining Masters and Servants.

Gradually, Saber notices that there are no discrepancies between the topic of Holy Grail War Manaka was talking and her earlier conversations with him about food. At that point, Saber recalls his and Manaka's earlier conversation about cooking and the Holy Grail War being the same and realizes that his words will never reach Manaka. Continuing the conversation, Manaka apologizes for doing acts and hopes that he will not hate her. Manaka then darkens and declares that she will never make Saber say it. Manaka then re-pledges to do everything she can to realize Saber's ego (wish) even if it means killing everyone. In his mind, Saber sadly thinks to himself that he cannot defy her because she is doing it for his wish.

Day Thirteen - Battle with LancerEdit

On the thirteenth day, Saber becomes alerted to Lancer's rampage and goes to confront her. Along the way, he is telepathically contacted by Manaka who instructs him to take down Lancer while she handles Nigel Saward, her Master. Agreeing, Saber reaches Lancer and starts fighting her in the same place they met. During the fight, Saber tries to get Lancer (who confuses Saber for Sigurd) to snap out of her madness by calling her and eventually succeeds. However, Lancer then becomes possessed by Odin (the Counter Force) and tries to incinerate Tokyo with her Primodial Rune, "Frejya." As Saber tries harder to save her, Lancer briefly regains her sanity enough to beg Saber to kill her before she incinerates Tokyo. Saber reluctantly agrees and strikes Lancer with his blade. Vanishing, Lancer thanks Saber for saving her and warns him not to let the "thing" in the Greater Grail (Beast VI) be born.

Day Fourteen - Cafe DateEdit

On Day 14, Saber and Manaka visit a seaside cafe and start discussing the nature of the Holy Grail. Saber remarks that he heard that the Grail, "....was originally made to collect people’s wishes, miracles with no observable form. When it is filled, the Lord’s Glory will flow forth from it." Giggling, Manaka remarks that if the Grail needs to be filled up with wishes then that makes what flows out from it the opposite. Stirring his drink, Saber agrees and lamentingly remarks that it makes the Holy Grail corrupt from the start as “The Grail is conceived through human thought. ……But, it’s really quite tragic, the majority of people wish not with good intentions, but with evil intentions under the name of greed.” Saber then ponders if he should really be making a wish on the Greater Grail and recalls his past as King Arthur and how he failed to save a dying child and his family during a battle with the Saxons.

Day Fifteen - Meeting AyakaEdit

Around 3: 12 am on the fifteenth day,  Saber goes searching for Manaka when he receives a telepathic message from her. Upset, Saber demands the location of the Greater Grail, but Manaka argues that she still needs to make more preparations for his "surprise" party. Saber continues to try and persuade Manaka to let him join them, but Manaka refuses and orders him to stay at the house. Hearing the dejectedness in Saber's voice, Manaka reassures Saber that she will finally grant his wish and confesses her love for him. Slightly disturbed, a suspicious Saber decides to go searching for the Greater Grail's location. As he walks around Shinjuku, Saber starte contemplating on his past when he suddenly recalls Archer's words again. Suddenly, Saber remembers Misaya and the words of all the other Servants and realizes that they were the same as himself.  Looking up at the grey sky, Saber starts remembering his battle against Lucius Tiberius.

That night, a doubtful Saber returns to the Sajyou mansion and meets Hiroki at the entrance of Garden. Confused, Hiroki asks Saber why he isn't with Manaka and asks why he hasn't received any reports from Caster about the search for Greater Grail's location since last night. Saber replies that he hasn't heard anything and silently wonders to himself if Manaka is keeping it a secret from her father too. Hiroki finishes Saber's thought and agrees that Manaka has been keeping secrets from both of them. Hiroki then looks over at Garden and informs Saber that Ayaka is there and he will bring her over to him. Saber tries to reject Hiroki's offer, but Hiroki insists while lamenting that he wasn't a better father to both of his daughters.

Looking down, Hiroki wonders who will protect Ayaka if a second Holy Grail War occurs and laments over his inability to protect his daughters if that were to occur. Hiroki then remarks that it is remarkable that Misaya survived the Holy Grail War and hints that he would feel more relieved if Saber would be the one to protect Ayaka. Saber then remembers Mordred and his own failed relationship with his son. Suddenly, Saber snaps out of his trance and discovers Hiroki has gone off somewhere else. Going into Garden, Saber meets Ayaka and compliments her on Garden. Chatting for a bit, Saber asks to protect Ayaka as a knight on behalf of her father and escort back to her bedroom. Giggling, Ayaka asks for Saber's name and Saber introduces himself as Arthur.  Ayaka introduces herself and starts explaining to Saber that Garden is the same as herself as it was created and left to her by her mother. Hearing that, Saber realizes that his wish was misguided. Thanking Ayaka for helping him realize what he must do, Saber vows to protect Ayaka and her world.

Day Sixteen - The Final BattleEdit

On the last day of the Holy Grail War, Saber heads out with Hiroki to find the location of the Greater Grail. In the car, Saber asks what Hiroki is writing and Hiroki explains that its a notebook with notes he has gathered on the Holy Grail War. Changing the subject, Hiroki continues explaining that the one he must interrogate as family head is Manaka because he cannot leave the issue with her alone. Saber apologizes, but Hiroki reassures Saber that he is not at fault as he is a Servant and not the Sajou's attendant. Hiroki then starts running down possible places where the Greater Grail could be.

Arriving at a church, Saber and Hiroki investigate the area. Sensing someone watching them, Saber calls out to the shadow and a man appears asking if they are looking for the Greater Grail. After receiving the details from the man, Saber and Hiroki drive to the Greater's Grail location. During the drive, Hiroki senses that the magical barriers that he had placed to protect Ayaka have been broken by Manaka and wonders how she could that. As Hiroki further wonders why Manaka is in Ayaka's room, Saber becomes concerned and starts accelerating. When Hiroki asks why, Saber insists on heading to the Greater Grail as he senses that something is off. Hiroki agrees and they set off.

Arrivng at the site of the Greater Grail, Saber and Hiroki meet with Sancraid Phahn who greets them. Asking why the Holy Church is protecting the entrance to the Holy Grail, Hiroki is instead attacked by Sancraid who sets off bombs which Saber blocks with his wind barrier. Avoiding the collapsing rocks, Hiroki insists that Saber goes on ahead, while he deals with Sancraid. Going down the path, Saber ends up facing both Assassin and Caster. Defeating them, Saber arrives just in time to save Ayaka from been thrown into the Grail by stabbing Manaka through her chest from behind. His words as he did so were "I too have committed a grave error. You and the Grail are insane!" Saber then pushes Manaka into the Grail with the force being projected from removing his blade.

However, this act angers the Beast which tries to devour Ayaka again. Noticing that his temporary body is disappearing, Saber tries to will himself to stay in the modern day world. However, just before his consciousness disappears, Saber hears the voices of the other defeated Servants who encourage him to not give up and save the world from the Beast Class Servant. Waking up, Saber realizes that he is carrying Ayaka and that the Beast is losing itself to rage because of Manaka's death. The Beast then tries to devour the two of them while hastening its own manifestation. Standing in the darkness, Saber activates his 13 Seal Release and receives approval to release 6 of Excalibur's seals from the Knights of the Round Table. However, due to not being able to release more than half of the seals, Saber is unable to release Excalibur's true power. As he is about to lose, the other 6 defeated Servants lend Saber their power and Saber defeats the beast with it.

After the battle, Saber takes the unconscious Ayaka to the Reiroukan estate and leaves her in their care before disappearing. He is then transported back to the past to just after the Battle of Camlann where he sees Bedivere. Saber tells Bedivere about his dreams of his Holy Grail War battles and thanks Bedivere for his loyalty before ordering him to throw Excalibur to the Lady of the Lake. After Bedivere returns twice in failure, Saber tells Bedivere of his desire to protect one girl. Bedivere then leaves for the third time and after he accomplishes his goal, Bedivere returns to the site. There he sees that Saber has disappeared again, this time with only a pool of blood left behind (implying that he has been summoned back to the world of 1999).

Fate/PrototypeEdit

He had been summoned to fight in the Grail War eight years prior by Manaka Sajyou, the elder sister of Ayaka. Though both he and Manaka had made it to the end, it was at this time that he discovered the true nature of the Grail and that she had been offering sacrifices to it. As Manaka was about to offer her sister Ayaka as a sacrifice, their father already a victim, Saber stabbed and killed his Master.

With Manaka dead, he threw her corpse into the Grail.

Like his counterpart, he has memories of the previous Grail War, and like her his wish was the altering of his destiny to give salvation to his land and people. With the nature of the Grail revealed he has been liberated of that wish. Because of this, he responded to and accepted the summons from a girl (Ayaka) who indirectly realized that a wish upon the Grail would be warped. He was summoned in time to save her life from Lancer, who had been hunting her.

During the war, he would be seen as a rival by Archer, due to not only being summoned as a higher class than the Sumerian King, but also due to Archer's interest in Ayaka, whom Archer proposes to. Later on, he would be nearly killed by Berserker and then corrupted by his Master, Sancraid Phahn. This situation would be later inherited by Saber Alter and from notes his Dark Persona design would be inherited by Gilgamesh.[3]

He would, like his counterpart felt towards his Master's counterpart, fall in love with Ayaka. In one scene it is suggested that Ayaka was to confess to him. Within the twilight hours of the day in her classroom and the mood between the two getting better Gilgamesh would appear, compliment her and proclaim to make her his queen. Ayaka would leave the room shocked and babbling in panic.

He is also the one who suggests to Ayaka that she move from using Witchcraft to Formalcraft to fight with. Like her counterpart, she finds that she is much better at the latter to a stupendous degree, though it is normally considered useless by other Magi.

Fate/Grand OrderEdit

He has manifested in this world while taking an integrals form that can be described as an “ideal prince” or a “knight of silverly blue”. A heroic spirit visiting from a different world, or so he says but a heroic spirit belonging to a different world・parallel universe, who reached this world after chasing after a certain powerful antagonist, evil omen; so he tells.[1]

Arthur Pendragon Trial QuestEdit

Arthur arrives in Avalon, only for Merlin to tell him that he can't enter quite yet. She tells him that he has yet to truly destroy Beast VI despite striking it down in 1991 and again in 1999. Arthur is then sent onto a journey across the multiverse, one that will not end until he slays Beast VI. During his journey, he encounters Romani Archaman in Fuyuki. Romani tells him how the Incineration of Humanity cannot be stopped, and confesses he will not see Arthur again in 2018 if the Incineration of Humanity is somehow successfully thwarted. He tells Arthur that in that case he eventually encounter the one who accomplishes just that.

Arthur eventually meets Ritsuka when saving them from a monster in jungled ruins. He then helps them slay the remaining monsters. After the monsters are slain, Arthur is impressed by the strength of Ritsuka's heart. He recognizes they're from either the 20th century or the beginning of the 21st century based on their clothing. He wonders if he met them before, but he isn't able to remember. He then correctly deduces that they were separated from their companions. He decides to stay with them until they reunite with their companions. Later, after Ritsuka returns to Chaldea, Arthur arrives in an empty field. He thought he sensed something sinister, but he senses neither Beast VI/L nor Beast VI/R. He realizes he will need to search more thoroughly if he is to end his journey.

Arthur later arrives at a ruined civilization in a parallel world that was culled, a scene he has seen many times. He then encounters Ritsuka again when they're suddenly rayshifted there. He warns them that the atmosphere poisonous, and offers one of his talismans if they lack a gas mask or Mystic Code. He is surprised they're able to survive against the poisonous atmosphere, and ascertains if they're uninjured. He then asks them why they came to such a dangerous place, but Ritsuka is unable to remember. Arthur wonders if they somewhere got caught in one of his warps. He decides not to explain what Ritsuka overheard since it would only make things complicated. He then properly introduces himself as King Arthur to Ritsuka's surprise. Ritsuka then tells him about Chaldea, the Incineration of Humanity, the 21st century, and his female counterpart, along with introducing themselves. Arthur commends them for their tremendous efforts to save the world, finding they're on a path more treacherous on his own. He realizes Ritsuka is the one that Romani spoke of. He recounts to them how he met him before, even though he was uable to ascertain the era or the place. A giant beast then begins approaching, as Arthur explains he cannot control when he warps. After slaying the beast, he begins to reveals it was Romani he spoke with when Mash Kyrielight and Leonardo da Vinci suddenly make contact with Ritsuka. Da Vinci reveals the sudden rayshitfts Ritsuka has been experiencing resulted from a bug that was present since the design phase. Neither her nor Mash are able to sense Arthur though. He assumes it's because his Spirit Origin doesn't exist in their world, or it's because Arthur has already warped. He confirms it was Romani that he spoke with, and wishes Ritsuka good luck on their journey. He then expresses his desire to fight alongside them again before finally being warped.

Other appearancesEdit

In Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA☆ILLYA, the Doll of Zachary Ainsworth used the Saber Class Card. Although it was the card for his female counterpart, the armor and helmet were those of Saber.

AbilitiesEdit

ProtoSaberstats

Saber's parameters under Manaka

Saber has Excalibur Proto and Invisible Air much like his counterpart. It is unknown if Avalon exists in Prototype, but it is said that Ayaka was able to summon him due to having a holy relic buried within her to act as a catalyst much like Shirou.

Class SkillsEdit

Magic Resistance (A Rank): As his "Pendragon" name shows, King Arthur is the holder of the Element of the Red Dragon, charged with the task of protecting the kingdom. He carries the very magical power of the Dragon. This humongous Magical Energy is also the source of King Arthur’s Magic Resistance. Due to the characteristics of a Dragon, King Arthur has much trouble with existences such as Siegfried, who is associated with tales of "Dragon extermination". In the case he is targeted by "Dragon-slaying Sorceries", it is possible that Magic Resistance will not function to its fullest extent.[2]
Riding (B Rank): Since "knights" are soldiers who are proficient in mounted warfare, Saber’s Rank in Riding is very high. Chariots can be ridden the same way. Motorcycles and automobiles are treated as "modern mounts", thus a high rank in Riding is also applicable. However, King Arthur can ultimately only control normal mounts. This is due to his Class not being Rider, as well as the fact that he was a King in the Age of Man, thus, he did not have the fortune of having “Legends of Riding Phantasmal Species".[2]

Personal SkillsEdit

Mana Burst (A Rank): King Arthur uses this Skill mainly for defense and high-speed movement. Executing large-scale body reinforcement through Mana Burst is only possible with King Arthur’s immense Magical Energy. While he himself possesses average physical strength, he managed to defeat countless enemies by strengthening all of his actions with his/her excessive magical energy.[2]
Instinct (A Rank): At Rank A, it is essentially in the realm of predicting the future. Through this ability, it is possible to negate the penalties inflicted by visual and auditory interference to a certain extent[2]
Giant Beast Hunt (A Rank): A skill that denotes having abundant combat experience against giant enemy lifeforms. King Arthur fought against and managed to completely defeat all the magic beasts that attempted to tramp down Britain.[1][2]
Charisma (B Rank): The natural talent to command an army corps. At this occasion, Arthur has been specialized for battle against large animals. Since the allies cannot keep up when fighting against large animals, and he ends up all alone, there is no place to display his Charisma.[1][2]



DevelopmentEdit

Creation and ConceptionEdit

Originally called Archetype Saber (旧セイバー, Kyū Seibā?), he is the version of Saber that was to be used in the original Fate/stay night novel that was penned and left uncompleted.[3] It was decided during the development of the visual novel that Saber's master, Ayaka, was not an ideal protagonist for the target audience, so both Saber and Sajyou were redesigned and had their genders swapped to make them more appealing. He was detailed in Character Material, and has been given an expanded role in Prototype. When the time came to redesign the characters, on Takeuchi Takashi's suggestion, Kinoko Nasu switched the gender of Arthur, who would then become the Saber seen in Fate/stay night.

Takeuchi calls him the ideal protagonist of the 90's era.[2]

In Fate/stay night, Archer would inherit nihilistic mannerisms. In fact, the nature of Saber and Ayaka's relationship, at least in the beginning, was similar to that of Rin Tohsaka and Archer.[2]

Chihiro Aikura was responsible for the redesign servant costume for Saber. Takeuchi says his armour design is pretty cool and his hoody makes him look Moe.[2]

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 1.26 Fate/Grand Order - Arthur Pendragon, Translations by Master of Chaos
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 2.19 Prototype material - Saber, p.032-033
  3. 3.0 3.1 Character Material - Archetype Saber, p.015
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