Lancer's True Name is Artoria Pendragon (アルトリア･ペンドラゴン, Arutoria Pendoragon?), also known as King Arthur (アーサー王, Āsā-Ō?), the legendary King of Knights who governed over Britain. An “if” King Arthur who, after emerging as a king, made the Holy Lance his main armament instead of the holy sword and reigned over Britain.
A Heroic Spirit of a “different possibility” from the normal Artoria. Although she has a human form, it is possible to say that she is no longer a Human Heroic Spirit. This version of her is a Heaven Heroic Spirit that personally returned her Holy Lance at Camlann Hill, returning it to the earth.
While in the middle of reigning in the Holy City, the great enterprise called the Incineration of the Human Order is looming, so the “King of Knights” acted in order to save what’s most important, mankind; while she possesses the same appearance as “Goddess Rhongomyniad”, Artoria is essentially a different person.
AppearanceEditThere are various opinions about her physique or body weight when Artoria is a Lancer. Having lost her growth suspension caused by the holy sword, she grew to a physical age suitable for a king. She became an existence closer to a Divine Spirit’s because she is using the Holy Lance, but given that her usage period of the lance was merely about a decade, her mental/spiritual make-up has not changed in a big way. However, her body has changed in a big way.
Due to the properties hidden within the Holy Lance, Artoria has changed/altered into an existence close to that of a Divine Spirit’s, a goddess if anything. While she has become more composed, and moreover, more rational than the Artoria of the holy sword, her human nature has not been parted with. Rather, there exists placidity in her choices partly because she became an adult, attaining the ideal way a king ought to be.
Artoria, who was summoned to Chaldea as a Servant, knows the beauty of the world. For the sake of taking back the world that shines even without the Farthest Ends, she will fight together with the Master, certainly wielding all the power that she holds.
"Charming. Still, is that person also called another 'if' of the me in history?"
"That person, does it seem like the things she is burdened with are equal to all of mine’s? That’s how it is, huh? Well, it is even less pitiful than what I had thought I would feel. The height of my pride is rising within my chest. As one would expect, since it would be rude to pat her head, I wonder if we can drink alcohol together instead?"
"They seem to be mostly in good health. It’s good to occasionally take a breather too… Everything in moderation. Everything."
"Um, what is it? It is probably good for you to moderate yourself on the Rome as well… As for that time, I give you my gratitude."
"You constantly look after me, way too much. You yourself materialized as a Servant of Chaldea’s Master. You should live freely, even more so in this time called the present… Do not cry, Bedivere. Raise your face. I am not the me that you knew, and also, you are not the Bedivere that I know, but those tears... they often pierce into my heart."
Camelot: The Sacred Round Table RealmEdit
- Main article: Goddess Rhongomyniad
The Servant “Lion King”, who has the same appearance as her, was not able to die when she was fated to die, and as a result, became a wandering ghost while keeping onto the Holy Lance. Because the “Lion King” held onto the Holy Lance and transformed into the “Goddess Rhongomyniad”, changing into a complete Divine Spirit in the process, this version of her is different in the inside compared to the normal Lancer Artoria.
Creation and ConceptionEdit
Comment from IllustratorEdit
"For Lancer Artoria’s design, her design was settled ahead of Alter’s. I felt like I consciously drew her with the impression that Saber Artoria has legitimately evolved. Afterwards, during the time where it became necessary for a separate design for the Lion King in Chapter 6, it was decided that we proceed with a combination of all her Ascension states. As one would expect however, exposing her breasts in her last Ascension during Chapter 6’s Camelot is definitely not a holy attack."
- ↑ 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 Fate/Grand Order Profile of Artoria Pendragon (Lancer), translated by Master of Chaos at Beast's Lair.
- ↑ 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 2.20 2.21 2.22 2.23 2.24 2.25 Fate/Grand Order material IV - Artoria Pendragon (Lancer), p.080-089, translated by Clyton at Beast's Lair.