True Rider (真ライダー, Shin Raidā?) is the "True" Rider-class Servant of Doris Lusendra in the True and False Holy Grail Wars of Fate/strange Fake.



True Rider's True Name is Hippolyta (ヒッポリュテー, Hipporyutē?)  the child of Ares, the god of war, and Otrera, a priestess of Artemis. She was the Queen of the Amazons, who was slain by Heracles on his quest to steal her sash. She was also the older sister of Penthesilea and many other amazons.


True Rider is a woman younger than twenty years old, estimated at around sixteen to eighteen years old. She wears her long, dark red hair in a bun similar to Saber. She has a "lively peach-colored body" dressed in a unique style of clothing of soft cloth and leather. She wears a Noble Phantasm cloth on her arm.


True Rider appears to be an energetic individual. She considers True Archer to be her prey, glaring at him with intense hatred. It is not due to her death at his hands, but rather the tactics he employed, targeting a child, Tine, instead of her Servant. Having known him in life, though she even believes him to have utilized underhanded tactics to gain victory if it served his needs, he was one she believed would never do such a thing.


Fate/strange FakeEdit

Day 1 Edit

During the battle between False Archer and True Archer, she appears suddenly and punches True Archer into a nearby hill. She tells Archer to not interfere, while True Archer emerges from the debris.[2]

True Rider and True Archer then proceed to battle, both utilizing the Goddess of War Noble Phantasm, in their own ways. False Archer also intervenes in the battle, marking that True Archer is not taking the fight seriously and is far stronger than Rider. True Rider, however, is unfazed by this declaration, saying that she knows that she is weaker, as she was killed in life by True Archer. Rider then turns to True Archer and asks why he, an honorable hero in life, would perform such unheroic acts, like attacking the Master of False Archer, a small child named Tine Chelc. True Archer though simply answers coldly that the person he once was no longer exists. Before they can continue their battle, however, True Caster appears and traps them in an illusion. Caster then manages to forge a temporary truce between the Servants, who all go their own ways.[3]

Day 2 Edit

Later on, True Rider is seen sensing True Archer using his Noble Phantasm, King's Order, to summon the Stymphalian Birds, since the birds came from her father, Ares.[4] Her Master, Doris Lusendra, tells her not to seek him out as he is too powerful, and she agrees not to try to face him for now. She appologizes to Doris because she acted on her own when she attacked True Archer earlier. Doris tries to nickname her "Polyte". She finds this nickname embarrassing, but grudgingly accepts it when Doris tries to nickname her "Hippo".

When an injured True Archer tries to flee a battle while riding one of the Mares of Diomedes, True Rider ambushes and injures him further, but True Archer escapes.


True Rider is a powerful hero, appraised by Lancer's Presence Detection as being a strong individual comparable to True Archer. Her mount is a horse, and her Noble Phantasm, Goddess of War, is a fabric that allows her to utilize a divine aura to enhance her abilities. It's the exact same as that utilized by True Archer through his King's Order, with her Noble Phantasm being the original one. She displays the ability to appear suddenly during a heated fight without either Archer or True Archer noticing her until that moment. She is extremely strong, her blows carrying a divine aura that shakes the Earth. Her punch sounds like an explosion upon making contact with True Archer, easily sending him flying despite True Archer's ability to fend off the Gate of Babylon with ease. However, she recognizes she is outclassed by him, due to their shared history. She also utilizes other weapons like a spear, bow and arrows. It is unknown if these are also her Noble Phantasms.

Charisma is a composite skill consisting of a person's charm as well as the command ability to unify an army or country.[1]

Divinity is a skill that represents the depth of one's Divine Spirit aptitude, how close one is to a Divine Spirit. As one of Artemis's virgins as well as the daughter of the queen and War God, Ares, she is clad in a thick divine aura. But, she does not have the A rank to reach the throne of a god, after death.[1]


While Rider wears her hair in a similar manner to Saber, Narita says that Rider's face is different and that the reason for the hair being the same is very trivial and might not even be explained by the last volume.[5]


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  2. Fate/strange Fake Volume 2, Chapter 6: "Two Archers and..."
  3. Fate/strange Fake Volume 3, Chapter 7: "The Canon of the Demigods"
  4. Fate/strange Fake Volume 4, Chapter 12: "The Gods Return from Twilight"
  5. Fate/strange Fake Volume 2, Afterword
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