Sakamoto Ryoma (坂本龍馬, Sakamoto Ryōma?), Class Name Rider (ライダー, Raidā?). is the Masterless Rider-class Servant summoned by the Counter Force in the Imperial Capital Holy Grail Strange Story of Fate/KOHA-ACE and Fate/type Redline. He is also summoned by Ritsuka Fujimaru in the Grand Orders of Fate/Grand Order.
Profile[edit | edit source]
Identity[edit | edit source]
Sakamoto Ryoma was driving force behind the Satsuma and Choshu alliance, founder of the Kameyama Shochu (Later the Kaientai), and one of the patriots who worked towards the restoration of Imperial Rule and contributed greatly to the Meiji Restoration.
In Japan where the ‘Imperial Capital Holy Grail Strange Story’ war was held, he is a heroic spirit whose degree of fame rivals that of Oda Nobunaga, and a powerful servant with a peculiar type of mounted noble phantasm. To conceal his true name, he usually speaks in a fluent standard dialect, but at times his Tosa dialect comes out.
His partner Oryou-san is not that historical individual, but a certain something that was sealed and bound to a certain mountain. In his youthful indiscretion, Ryouma pulled out the spear that bound her and released her unto the world.
History[edit | edit source]
"I don't want anyone slain. I don't want anyone gunned down." At first, it was for the sake of the kid in the neighborhood, then for the sake of a friend in his hometown, then the sake of the comrades who shared his spirit, and finally the sake of the country of Japan. This natural-born simple soul, from the very start to the end, raced headlong through the era for nothing more than another’s sake.
Sakamoto Ryouma, a low-ranking samurai from the Tosa domain. One of the shishi) who contributed the most to the Meiji Restoration, being the central figure of the Satchou Alliance, founder of the Kaientai, and proposer of the restoration of imperial rule.
As a child, he was considered an underachiever, to the point he was expelled from his cram school supposedly for bad results. But once he started his sword training, his skills increased remarkably fast.
Later on, he travels to Edo to study swordsmanship and joins the Chiba dojo to train the Hokushin Ittouryuu. At the time, Commodore Perry’s fleet of American black ships come to the Uraga seas and seeing that was very meaningful for the later parts of his life.
After returning to Tosa, he joins the Tosa Loyalist Party formed by Takechi Zuizan. However, he later deserts Tosa to live in the Chiba dojo in Edo. There he finally meets Katsu Kaishuu and becomes his disciple. This encounter would lead to great changes in Japan’s history later down the line.
Thanks to Katsu Kaishuu’s intervention, he was absolved from the crime of desertion. Then he did everything he could to advance Katsu Kaishuu’s plans of founding a training grounds for marines. And when that’s done, he works there as a head naval instructor.
The changing trends of the time lead to the start of a suppression movement against the Tosa Loyalist Party, casting a dark shadow over his friends Takechi and Izou. Ryouma even receives orders to return to his land, but he ignores it, branding him a deserter for the second time.
In 1865, after multiple incidents like the Ikedaya Incident and Kinmon Rebellion, he founds the Kameyama Shachuu (later known as the Kaientai), an organazition very similar in personality to modern corporations.
Through deals of arms and ammunition, he achieves the great feat of mediating the long-time enemies Choushuu and Satsuma, forming the Satchou Alliance.
At that time, events like the Teradaya Incident, where Ryouma’s dissenters go after his life, started becoming more frequent, but that didn’t stop him.
He continued his work, which included writing a project for new national structure, titled Eight Proposals While Shipboard. However, 1 month after the emperor returns to power, he is assassinated in Oomiya, Kyoto. Died aged 33.
Liked by few, found creepy by all, he finally left the world a murdered man, yet he bore no resentment and held not a grudge. Yes, from his beginning to his end, he dreamed of a world where they could all live a happy life. That’s all there ever was.
Appearance[edit | edit source]
Rider appears to be an aloof young man in his mid-twenties, with long hair tied back by a blue ribbon. He adorns a white suit with gold buttons and shoulder pads, and a matching hat with a blue band. At his side, he carries a katana (Mutsuno Kami Yoshiyuki) and a Smith & Wessen Revolver.
A mysterious beautiful woman is always by his side.
Personality[edit | edit source]
While a master of the Hokushin Ittou style of swordplay, he was a soft soul who disliked conflict by nature.
Sakamoto Ryouma, the Hero of the Restoration. An aloof man on his mid-20s. He may be a master of the Hokushin Ittouryuu, but he’s actually a kindhearted guy who dislikes conflict to his very core.
In a Holy Grail War set in Japan, he would be a powerful Servant with a unique type of Riding Noble Phantasm and fame levels that rival Oda Nobunaga.
In order to hide his True Name, he speaks in standard textbook Japanese, but he lets some Tosa regional expression slip every now and then.
He left his name in history without trying to, just by doing everything he could for the kind people around him.
The problem with his personality is that he’s easy to like and easy to misunderstand. Since he acts so aloof, no one can tell what his intentions are, furthering the problem.
For that reason, he lived a life with many allies and many enemies.
Ryouma, at the heights of his youthful impetuosity, pulls off the sealing spear and releases her.
Role[edit | edit source]
Fate/KOHA-ACE[edit | edit source]
Fate/Grand Order[edit | edit source]
GUDAGUDA Teito Seihai Kitan[edit | edit source]
Fate/type Redline[edit | edit source]
Day 1[edit | edit source]
Ryoma appears with Oryou in the skyline of the Imperial Capital noting how Japan had changed and this Grail War will be also troublesome.
Day 2[edit | edit source]
Ryoma is briefly seen in Izo's flashback where he admires him for memorizing any moves he only seen once and calls him a genius of the sword.
Day 3[edit | edit source]
It implies that Ryoma along with Oryou, knock out all Japanese Imperial military soldiers who were disguise as citizens before Saber arrive to deal with them. He and Oryu meet Saber during the rain day. He apologize to Saber before he politely greet her.
Abilities[edit | edit source]
His armaments are the Katana Mutsu-no-Kami Yoshiyuki and a Pistol. Ryoma is a master of the Hokushin Ittō-ryū style of swordplay, which he uses proficiently with his katana. He also uses gracious pair-up attacks with his partner Oryou-san.
Skills[edit | edit source]
Ryoma's first Class Skill is Riding at A+ Rank as he is able to ride a Phantasmal Species that’s on the brink of being a Dragon. His second Class Skill is Magic Resistance at C Rank, Negating magecraft with a chant of two verses or less; It can’t block larger scale magecraft, like High-Thaumaturgy or Cursing Rites.
Eight Proposals while Shipboard is the eight proposals Sakamoto Ryouma is said to have drafted to indicate the new form of the country. At the time, they were noted as being ground-breaking modern provisions. Even under dire circumstances, a skill that plots out the route of hope to a better future.
Having overcome the riotous closing days of the shogunate and contributed to the Meiji Restoration, a rare historical grand reformation, Hero of the Restoration is a special skill granted to Ryoma.
Charisma is a personal skill, while he cannot manage a country, with the comrades who share his will, he holds a firm connection unbroken by death. What Ryouma has is potent enough to lead groups with at-times opposing ideologies by the hand.
References[edit | edit source]
 Fate/Grand Order - Sakamoto Ryouma (Rider) Profile [T]
Ryouma Sakamoto - Rider
Illustrator and Voice actor
Voice Actor: Yasuyuki Kase & Yui Horie
Noble Phantasm: EX
Eight Proposals While Shipboard: A
Hero of Restoration: A
Magic Resistance: C
Like a Soaring Dragon
Type: Anti-Army Noble Phantasm
A key figure of the Satsuma-Choshu Alliance and a patriot who made great contributions for the Meiji Restoration - such as forming the Kameyama Company (later known as the Kaientai and assisting in the establishment of the restoration of imperial rule.
An easygoing young man in his mid-twenties. Although a master of the Hokushin Ittou-ryuu, by nature he is a softhearted person who does not enjoy conflict. A mysterious beauty is constantly cuddling close together at his side.
Level 1 Bond
Source: Historical fact
Alignment: True Neutral Gender: Male
"Eh? I should also publish Oryou's, you say?"
Level 2 Bond
A hero of the Restoration, Sakamoto Ryouma.
In the Holy Grail War of the "Imperial Capital's Grail Fable", which has Japan as its venue, he is a Heroic Spirit that rivals Oda Nobunaga in terms of popularity and a powerful Servant that possesses a unique mount Noble Phantasm.
In order to conceal his True Name, he normally speaks in a fluent standard Japanese, but there are also times his Tosa accent ends up escaping.
Level 3 Bond
- Eight Proposals While Shipboard: A
The eight measures that indicate a new shape for the country, said to have been drafted by Sakamoto Ryouma. At the time, it was regarded as a modern, ground-breaking text. A skill that indicates a hopeful path for a better future even while under a difficult situation.
- Hero of the Restoration: A
A unique skill bestowed to Ryouma, who ran through the turbulent age called Bakumatsu and contributed for the Meiji Restoration, a great reform rarely seen in history.
- Charisma: C+
Although he cannot administer a nation, he possesses a firm bond with the companions that share the same will as him - to the point of not being weary of death.
Ryouma's charisma is so strong that, at times, he can even make groups with opposing ideologies shake hands.
- Monstrous Strength: A
Oryou's skill of incredible horsepower. Despite being a dragon, she uses an enigmatic measurement called horsepower.
- Divinity: B-
A skill of the extremely hard Oryou.
A soft fair skin that no blade can penetrate. The hair so long that drags along the floor is also too hard, to the point of shaving off the ground.
- Rampage: B
A skill of Oryou's, who will temporarily fall into a Mad Enhancement-like state if the gekirin at the bottom of her neck is touched.
Level 4 Bond
Ama-kakeru Ryuu ga Gotoku(2)
Rank: EX Type: Anti-Army Noble Phantasm
Range: 2～50 Maximum Targets: 500 people
An autonomous human-shaped Noble Phantasm that normally takes the form of black-haired woman named "Oryou", she transforms into a giant dragon upon release of the True Name.
Even during the usual human-shaped state, she possesses enough monstrous strength and combat power to fight on equal footing with a Servant and the "mystery" that clads her body boasts an unbelievable defensive power, to the point that ordinary attacks cannot even injure her. Once True Name is released, she will reveal a majestic appearance that is just like the dragons of old and exhibit overwhelming power.
The EX on the Rank means stands for impossible to determine.
Level 5 Bond
His partner, Oryou, is not that historical figure, but a rebellious something that had been sewed on a certain mountain while in a sealed state. She was released when Ryouma ended up pulling out the seal's pike in a youthful indiscretion.
The black-haired woman who follows Ryouma by his side, Oryou.
Having fallen in love at first sight with Ryouma upon being saved from her sealed state in a certain mountain, she forced herself at his side(1) under the pretext of repaying the favour. Strictly speaking she is not a dragon, but a mizuchi or an orochi that is closer to a mononoke - anyway, a lesser existence than a dragon.
Maybe she supported achievements during the Bakumatsu from the shadows. Or maybe not.
Incidentally, she was unfortunately away back when Ryouma met his final moments, and thus was unable to save him.
Lost in sadness, she disappeared to the bottom of the sea without people knowing, never turning into a dragon and ascending to heavens.
Level 5 Bond
----I didn't want to cut down anyone,
nor I wanted to shoot anyone.
At first, it was for the sake of the kids in the neighbourhood, then for the sake of his hometown friends, and finally for the sake of the country of Japan.
A softhearted person by nature, from beginning until the end, he did nothing but continue to rush across the era for the sake of somebody else. Loved by some, hated by others, he would ultimately leave this world after being ruthlessly killed, but he neither resents nor regrets that. From beginning until the end, he dreamed about a world where everybody could live at ease. That was all there was.
(1) the term used here is the same for "a woman who forced her husband into marriage"
(2) roughly, 'like a soaring dragon'
坂本龍馬 - ライダー
- Eight Proposals While Shipboard: A