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Nasuverse character
Saber

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Japanese name: セイバー
Franchise: Fate
Appears in: Fate/Grand Order
Japanese VA: Miyuki Sawashiro
Character type: Servant (Master: Protagonist)
Servant classes: FGO Saber FGO Archer FGO Lancer
Gender: Male[1]
Height: 168cm[1]
Weight: 65kg[1]
Place of Origin: India[1]

Saber (セイバー, Seibā?) is a Saber-class Servant able to be summoned by the Protagonist in the Grand Orders of Fate/Grand Order.

ProfileEdit

IdentityEdit

Saber's True Name is Rama (ラーマ, Rāma?), the protagonist of the Ramayana, one of the two major epic poems from India.[1]

Granting the appeals of the gods, Vishnu reincarnated as Rama, born as the prince of a certain country; an ordinary human that had forgotten about everything.[1][2]

Such is Rama.[1]

Legend Edit

Although Rama was wise from birth, he ended up being deprived from his succession rights to the throne and was expelled from his country due to the schemes of a relative.[1][2]

Having his beloved, the empress Sita who was travelling together with him, snatched away by the hands of the Demon Lord Ravana, Rama boldly resolved himself to fight. Ravana was a Demon Lord who could enslave even the gods due to a power he acquired by deceiving a great god. Ravana was famed for the fact that only humans had the qualifications to defeat him.[1]

Borrowing and receiving powers from the gods and the sages, Rama tried to take back Sita from the hands of Ravana.[2] Together with an army of monkeys that included the famous Hanuman, Rama, who was bestowed with many weapons by a sage, continued to fight against the Demon Lord Ravana and his army for over 14 years.[1]

And even someone such as Rama had once committed a fatal blunder. Upon intervening into a fight among monkeys in order to save his ally monkey Sugriva, he performed a cowardly sneak attack upon the enemy monkey Vali. Unable to forgive that, Vali's wife placed a curse upon Rama.[1]

“Even if you take back your empress, you'll never be able to share joy with her again.”

—Vali's wife as she placed a curse upon Rama.

That curse still continues on even after having rescued Sita and defeating Ravana. Rama, who is the reincarnation of the god Vishnu, will continue to pass by his beloved, the empress Sita, for his entire lifetime. On the day the two can cuddle close together is when they must take back their original forms and ascend to the heavens.[2]

But on the other hand, that meant eternal separation from Sita until then. Even while recapturing her from the hands of Ravana, Sita left Rama's side during that situation as the nation's people voiced suspicions about her being unfaithful to him.[2]

Even after death and becoming a Heroic Spirit, the effects of the curse that keeps binding him, even now, has not grown dim. And that curse will continue on so long the two continue to love one another. One could say that such curse is, at the same time, a proof of their love.[1]

AppearanceEdit

The reason why Rama is summoned as a young boy is because, just like it was alluded to in the main scenario, the period when he fought in search of Sita is indeed in his golden age.[1]

PersonalityEdit

A young boy who keeps up his efforts everyday and is probably a splendid being as a "king" where a part of him is fundamentally, more or less, prideful.[2] Although Rama is kind and gentle to his subordinates and animals, doing things such as curing squirrels with healing spells and helping others in creating a bridge, his attitude becomes quite obstinate towards Servants that are widely-known tyrants.[2][1] He hates evil, but he is aware of how dangerous such a line of thought can be. Even so, he thinks that people should still sing of justice.[3]

In regards to the Master, Rama will consider him or her as "a person who linked up as comrades-in-arms", but he will also fundamentally take a somewhat haughty behavior towards him or her.[2][1] Due to that, he might give off the impression of an impertinent brat. Even though he is like your average elder in terms of knowledge, his mentality simply does not catch up with it. Such peculiar circumstances as a Servant are probably making him have such an attitude.[1] Naturally with this attitude, he will not allow himself, a king, to be treated as someone of a lower rank even if he recognizes himself as a Servant and his partner as the Master, for he believes that is not how the way the world works, but he will put his trust in his Master as a brethren to the very end.[2][3]

Rama's wish for the Holy Grail is for the "undoing of the Curse of Separation with his wife Sita" and "a reunion with Sita", but up to the present time, that wish has not yet been granted.[2][1] He wants to see Sita. He wants to meet and talk to her. Just that is good enough for him.[3]

Rama is primarily not a Saber, and it would be better to summon him as an Archer. As far as he is concerned, Brahmastra is an arrow that eliminates all devilishness. However, an exemplary anecdote concerning Sita is her bow and arrows (her Noble Phantasm is Haradhanu and Janaka). Taking into account the likelihood that she would be summoned, Sita would be unable to get the role of Saber, so Rama takes that class instead so that Sita can get the class of Archer.[2]

But then, since the Saber class is famed to be the most superior of all the classes, it may not be known that it was inevitable for Rama to choose this class because as a young boy, he would try to put on a show for Sita.[2]

Rama likes anything that he enjoys, such as dance, music, martial arts and meditation, while he is weary of depravity. However, the one thing that he abhor the most is himself for the time when he suspected his beloved wife of infidelity. Sometimes, he would like nothing more than to wring his own neck for that judgement.[3]

Back in his lifetime, Rama once saw war as a source of pleasure, where swinging swords and loosing arrows were mere amusement to him. But only when Sita was abducted by Ravana that the youth finally came to know the terrors of war. While he did not fear death or harm, he recognized that if he were to die, then he would lose his friends, his younger brother, and his beloved Sita. From the bottom of his heart, he was deeply afraid of throwing away the lives of his brother and his subjects. War was frightening, but Rama did not shrink from battle, nor did he flee. He would wound, he would kill, he would be hurt, and he might even be killed. He accepted all of this, and challenged the Demon Lord. Swallowing one's fear, stepping into the fray, and crying out the name of your love; he believes that is the essence which makes a hero.[4]

Relationships Edit

Sita

Rama dreams of the one day where he meets with her.[2]

Arjuna

"Also, it is said that for a short time, you were sharing your wife. Moreover, the reason for that is sort of comedic..."[2] Rama finds Arjuna sharing a wife something hard to overlook, even if they are countrymen.[3]

Karna

Rama notes his gaze that seems to pierce through anything. He wants to compete with Karna in archery.[3]

Nightingale

"I'm fine! I'm healed! My wounds are perfectly healed! So because it's good now, put that bag away!"[2]

RoleEdit

Fate/Grand OrderEdit

E Pluribus Unum: Grand Battle of Legends in North AmericaEdit

Rama appears as an ally.

AbilitiesEdit

While he is summoned as a Saber, it is not Rama's primary class. To correctly make use of his abilities, it would be better to summon him as an Archer.[2] Even as a Saber, Rama still has access to the Brahmastra Noble Phantasm. Originally an arrow, Rama forcibly modifies it into a sword as he is summoned as a Saber. It still retains the ability as a ranged weapon though, and is thrown when activated.[1]

Beyond the person known as a sacred man, the Heroic Spirit Rama, is one of the three Great Gods of India, Vishnu, of which Rama is one of his incarnations. Due to this, he has an A Rank Divinity.[2]

Rama's Noble Phantasm, Vishnu Bhuja, gives him access to the numerous weapons that were bestowed to him by the sage Vishwamitra, which their purpose are to oppose Gods and Demons. Thanks to his Martial Blessing Skill, Rama is not only proficient with swordsmanship, but also with all forms of martial arts. Due to this, as a Saber, he is able to bring out his prided spears and bows from his Vishnu Bhuja Noble Phantasm of which their individual powers are close to a Noble Phantasm. The higher Rama's Divinity, the closer his existence is to Vishnu, and the number of weapons he can bring out also increase. At Rank A, while being a Saber, it is possible to operate as an Archer and Lancer-class Servant.[2]

By the teachings he received from Vishwamitra, all magic was repelled from Rama in his past life, earning him an A-ranked Magic Resistance.[2]

Rama has a B-ranked Charisma as a King. He, who returned victorious with Sita after the battle against Ravana, became a king who ruled wisely. He dedicated his life in protecting his country.[2]

Rama suffers from a Curse of Separation that was put on by the wife of the murdered monkey named Vali. From this, it can be assumed that he is to forever never meet his soulmate, Sita. Simultaneously, this past curse will result in a different aspect of Rama to be summoned as "Sita" at the time of the summons by the Holy Grail. In other words, it is but a sign that even being summoned due to the Holy Grail will not be able to make the two stand side-by-side.[2]

DevelopmentEdit

Rin Kususaga is the character illustrator for Rama.[1][2] Yuuichirou Higashide is the scenario writer for his character.[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 1.27 1.28 1.29 1.30 1.31 1.32 1.33
  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 2.20 2.21 2.22 Fate/Grand Order material III - Rama, translated by GundamFSN at Beast's Lair.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Fate/Grand Order - Rama's My Room Lines
  4. Fate/Grand Order - Rama's Bond Craft Essence: Indestructible Blade