Bucephalus (ブケファラス, Bukefarasu?) is the legendary charger of Alexander the Great. It is Alexander's favorite mount, a legendary famous horse, but also a dreadful man-eating horse. A violent horse that none can handle other than Alexander, it is said that he who could handle this horse would be able to obtain the world itself.[1] Also considered to be a Heroic Spirit able to be summoned within Alexander's Ionioi Hetairoi, it is a sleek and powerful black steed who would be just as impressive as any one of Alexander's soldiers if it were a human.[2]

In the Fate/Zero anime adaptation, Bucephalus is shown to possess the ability to ride atop lighting similarly to the Divine Bulls of Gordius Wheel.

The Beginning of Trampling ConquestEdit

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“Now is the chance to win!"
"To eventually reach over there――"


Bucephalus: The Beginning of Trampling Conquest (始まりの蹂躙制覇ブケファラス, Hajimari no Jūrin SeihaBukefarasu?) is the primary Noble Phantasm of Alexander when summoned in his child form. Bucephalus has already become an existence that is one part Heroic Spirit. That is to say, the Noble Phantasm is the Heroic Spirit, and the Heroic Spirit is the Noble Phantasm.[1]

By releasing its True Name, Bucephalus performs a ferocious assault upon the enemy, scattering and trampling them down with lightning worthy of his father Zeus. The scale of destruction is less than that of the "Distant Trampling Domination", but it has excellent mobility.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Fate/Grand Order material I: section on Alexander's Bucephalus Noble Phantasm, translated by castor212 at Beast's Lair.
  2. Fate/Zero
  3. 3.0 3.1