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Nasuverse character
Rider

Boudica Rider FGO stage 1

Boudica Rider FGO stage 2

Boudica Rider FGO stage 3

Japanese name: ライダー
Also known as: Queen of Victory
Franchise: Fate
Appears in: Chibichuki!
Fate/Grand Order
Japanese VA: Chiwa Saitō
Character type: Servant, Heroic Spirit, Human
Gender: Female[1][2]
Height: 174cm[1][2]
Weight: 62kg[1][2]
Addresses self as: Atashi (あたし, ?)[1]

Rider (ライダー, Raidā?) is a Rider-class Servant able to be summoned by the Protagonist in the Grand Orders of Fate/Grand Order.

ProfileEdit

IdentityEdit

Rider's True Name is Boudica (ブーディカ, Būdika?), the young warrior queen of the Iceni in 1st Century Ancient Britannia.[2]

When her husband, King Prasutagus, died, the Roman Empire had deviously invaded her land, culminating with the disgrace to her and her daughters. Boudica, seeking revenge, rallied the various kings of Britannia and incited a rebellion with her at the spearhead of the group. One time, she raised military gains in great numbers, overwhelming the imperial army, but was eventually defeated by Emperor Nero's army, ending with her death. She would later enter legend as the "Queen of Victory" in Britain.[1][2]

HistoryEdit

Boudica loves everything about Britannia. The wind and the earth. The flowers and the plants. The springs and the clear streams. The insects and the birds and all the wild animals. And above all else, she loves the people. She is close to her kind-hearted husband, King Prasutagus, and in her younger years was blessed with a couple of daughters. It is possible to say that Britannia was peaceful except for when skirmishes happen between fellow tribes.[1]

Still, Boudica had faith in the Roman Empire who were visiting Britannia from a land faraway beyond the waters and were building several settlements. She had incidentally planned to get into contact with them. She believed that conflict can be avoided by dialogue and exchange. In fact, then Roman Emperor Claudius sought exchange more than conflict.[1]

But, that day, at that time, King Prasutagus died, and everything changed. Around the same time of Claudius’ death, he was succeeded by Nero who ascended to the throne as the new Roman Emperor. The imperial magistrate imposed heavy taxes onto Britannia, stole away its land one after another, and recruited their people as slaves. That is, these very actions were undoubtedly an invasion. Boudica, as the Queen of Britannia, was anticipated to heroically carry out a fierce protest, but was poorly treated with scorn and disdain as well as with violence and insults. Even while in pain, covered in the fresh blood produced from her heart, and receiving deep wounds to her body, she was still determined. Thus, becoming the young warrior queen under the protection of her home town, she rebelled against Rome. She brought together the various kings of every place within Britannia and lead them to oppose the great legions of the powerful Roman army. The rebels, having received their tears of blood and suffering from the people of the abominable empire, trampled down the buildings of the three Roman settlements within Britannia, the woman herself sobbingly killing army soldiers and normal people without distinction. Children, young mothers like herself, and very young children too; for as long as they are people belonging to Rome, she will not hesitate to swing her sword to strike them down.[1]

The last decisive battle took place on Watling Street, the rebels facing the great commander who they know to be Roman army governor Suetonius Paulinus, knowing to some extent of his military prowess he performed at the distant land of Mauretania. The man crossed over snow to reach Britannia that was isolated by the two seas. Stationed in the western part of Britannia (now Wales), his ability to suppress rebellions was formidable. Even with the superior numbers of the allied forces of the various Britannica kings, will they really win? Boudica took on the challenge as she drove her chariot into battle. The various kings of the allied forces numbered 200,000 while the imperial army numbered 10,000. However, the difference between the two forces in military strength was overwhelming and the rebel forces were expectedly defeated. Between Suetonius’ ingenuity that did not unexpectedly differ from the rumors and the Roman soldiers' previously undertaken advanced training of extremely meticulous combat behaviors, the army’s great cause was not enough for them to prevail and they were driven into defeat.[1]

Justice——

Camulodunum, Londinium, Verulamium. Trampling over the three Roman settlements, did the divine protection of the goddess Andraste really gift violence and insults under the rebels' scorn and disdain while Boudica herself was scattering pain and fresh blood? Her daughters were exhaustively raped as much as possible, these little children begging for mercy in their thin voices while in tears. That very incident, expressed formerly through her voice and appearance, is what she thought of while on the verge of death. Justice. Maybe she have discovered that she may have already let go of what she truly wanted to protect.[1]

  • Thirst for Victory (勝利の渇き, Shōri no Kawaki?)

Boudica was deeply enshrined in the United Kingdom in the modern times and thereafter, and at this time have become a Servant in the present world through the loss of her past opportunities and the fierce battles she participated in. Boudica, who is a Heroic Spirit, is surely by nature a woman of affection that swung her sword in battle. Britannia… when one from there thinks of their birthplace, they also think of this mother’s power.[1] Though her sword bore “Victory” in its name, Queen Boudica ended her life in defeat. Still, she displayed valor in the face of hardship and injustice, and won many victories before the end. Even today, her memory is carved into the hearts of the people.[3]

AppearanceEdit

Boudica's body is at an age of her early years in life.[1]


PersonalityEdit

Cheerful, bright. Someone who nevertheless will become friends with anyone (except with Romans), is overflowing with motherhood, and is pleased with any companion while being openly affectionate with anyone as her own child regardless of their gender. Although Boudica is a warrior who draws on the flow of the Celts to do battle with pride, she is primarily a warm person. If necessary, when the time draws near, she will change into that of a female warrior persona. Because her body as a Heroic Spirit is at an age of her early years, it results in her personality producing more or less a nature of a young lady. She considers herself proud, knowing that her name means “Victory” in her language.[1] She doesn't hate anything in particular, but she cannot bring herself to like the Romans (although she doesn't hate them anymore).[4]

Towards a Master with an age close to her’s, Boudica comes close to an elder sister-like persona. Smiling. Kind. A gentle Servant who will worry about “am I not trying hard enough?[1]

Boudica's wish for the Holy Grail is for “Britannia to become peaceful.” It was becoming a little harmonious from her lifetime as she was approaching her death, but her heartfelt belief is not only for the British people, the faeries and the Celtic gods to co-exist, but it is also for the people of different nations as well as their children to be able to laugh and live together in paradise. (Even if she won’t say it at all, she cries happily in large tears knowing that it is becoming a realization, even if gradually.)[1]

Boudica loves all of Britannia, from its nature to its wild life and its people. She loves the blue sky, and states that its calmness is beautiful.[4]

RelationshipsEdit

Roman-based Servants
Enemy.[1]
Nero
Boudica is not pleased with her. Honestly, she says that she is her nemesis. If she just knows Nero as the individual and how she ought to be, she would be troubled in using her as an outlet of her anger. (After that battle, Nero reprimanded those generals who fought in the battle so that they may recognize the results of their cruel deeds that lead to Boudica’s defeat.)[1]
Artoria and the Knights of the Round Table
Someone like her cute little sister or brother.[1] She wants to look after the King of Knights, and she'll become someone like a relative's elder sister to her.[2] She regards that knight as a queen who protected Britannia, something that she could not do. She loves each of them as her “younger sister” and “younger brother” as if they are adorable cats. Every time they meet, one thing or another, she will look after them and bake for them, saying that she is a relative’s elder sister or a cousin’s elder sister to them. "Do you want to eat galette?"[1]
British-based Servants
She is affectionate to later Heroic Spirits who are related to the British Isles, and treats them as if they were her own children.[2] They are like her distant children. “Now, now, you came from quite a faraway place. Do you want to eat galette?[1]

RoleEdit

Fate/Grand OrderEdit

Septem: The Eternal Madness EmpireEdit

Boudica appears along with Spartacus as part of Nero's army. Nero is initially unaware of the fact that Boudica is not a living human of this era, but is actually a Servant. Boudica and Spartacus meets with the Protagonist and Mash Kyrielight, who they recognize her as a Servant, though she asks them to not tell Nero. Boudica assists Nero's army against the forces of the United Roman Empire in multiple battles. She also develops a big sister-like attitude towards Mash, who is weirded out by her behavior. Boudica also participates in the final battle against Altera, using her Chariot to block an attack from her.

Boundary of Emptiness: Garden of OrderEdit

Boudica also appears as a Berserker-class Servant.

Salomon: The Grand Time TempleEdit

Boudica is amongst the "Septem" Singularity Servants to aid Chaldea against the Demon Gods Pillars.[5]

InterludeEdit

In her interlude Once Upon a Time in the Forest..., Boudica is walking through a forest with Ritsuka and Mash while happily humming. Boudica then decides to have a lunch, which she made herself in Chaldea's kitchen before they Rayshifted. However, before they could enjoy Boudica's rice balls, goblins suddenly appear to attack them. After killing the goblins, Boudica reveals that after fixing Nero's era, she wanted to come to Britannia's forests due to having a concern about that particular area. Romani then confirms that the Holy Grail is the cause for the swelling of goblins as Boudica had expected. Then, after saying that wishes should be more simple and humble, she has lunch with Ritsuka and Mash.

AbilitiesEdit

Boudica's Noble Phantasms are Chariot of Boudica and Sword of Boudica. She shines best in defensive battles.

Forms and Alternate VersionsEdit

Berserker and AvengerEdit

Boudica appears under the Berserker Class and Avenger Class in Fate/Grand Order. The in-game assets are the same as her Rider-class self. Unlike her Rider-class self, she displays great anger, especially towards Nero and the Romans.

BlackenedEdit

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Blackened Boudica

Boudica is shown to appear in Singularity F in the Fate/Grand Order ~turas réalta~ manga in a Blackened state. She is quickly defeated, so her abilities are unknown.

DevelopmentEdit

Creation and ConceptionEdit

Takao Aotsuki is the character illustrator for Boudica.[1][2] Hikaru Sakurai is the scenario writer for her character.[1]

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 1.34 1.35 1.36 1.37 1.38 1.39 1.40 1.41 1.42 1.43 Fate/Grand Order material I - Boudica, p.232-241
  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 2.23 2.24
  3. Fate/Grand Order - Boudica's Bond Craft Essence: Thirst for Victory
  4. 4.0 4.1 Fate/Grand Order - Boudica's My Room Lines
  5. Fate/Grand Order - Salomon: The Grand Time Temple - Act 03: II / Intelligence Room Flauros