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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.


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IdentityEdit

Rider's True Name is Quetzalcoatl (ケツァル・コアトル, Ketsaru Koatoru?), one of the supreme existences in Central and South America as well as in Aztec Mythology.[1][2] In mythology, he is a gentle god who loves peace, and it is said that he bestowed many blessings to the humans.[2] The meaning of his name is “Winged Serpent” or "Feathered Serpent".[1] It is said that he is called the god of wind and rain, the god of culture, and the god of harvest and life. There is also a legend that he is a Sun God who governed the sun for a time.[1][2]

LegendEdit

Quetzalcoatl was once regarded as the same as the god Tlahuizcalpantecuhtli, the Good God who is the embodiment of the Morning Star, as well as the Mayan god Kukulkan, and he denied the ceremonial sacrifices the humans offered to the gods “as unnecessary.[1][2] He possesses many legends of virtue, but is also endowed with aspects as a ferocious deity of war. Quetzalcoatl was a righteous god under whom humans prospered.[1] Although he guided the people to prosperity by bestowing them many knowledges such as agriculture and fire, all while loving everybody, he bought the resentment of the god Tezcatlipoca, and before long, in the end, he was defeated in battle by him; it is said that he took off to Venus from the Aztecs, and his figure was erased. Prophecies were left behind of his return to the Aztecs once again; later on, the Aztec people believed that Quetzalcoatl had returned with an army of Spanish people, including a group of Spanish conquerors that had visited the area, and they believed he had reached the decision of having the Aztecs perish.[1][2]

The Yucatán Peninsula is the place where a meteorite fell and caused the extinction of the dinosaurs, and a mythological system was cultivated above this plateau, concealing the “bestowed ‘blood’ from an outside astronomical object.” The first generation Kukulkan (the name of Quetzalcoatl in Mayan Civilization) was an existence that possessed elements (bacteria and microorganisms) of this outside astronomical object, or so it was told. This backbone is closely matched with Altera’s, and yet, it was a visitor from the universe more ancient than Altera. However, there is a discrepancy where Altera was an invader while Kukulkan was a being adrift in space.[2]

The deities of South America returned to the jungles of their land and shut down their activities, but they dreamt of the development of humanity. Humanity “is still irrational now, but in the distant future, they will have autonomy, they will have competition with each other, and finally, they will become a species prospering far and wide, plentifully, abundantly, and persistently,” and these kinds of deities that arrived by being imported from the outside have slept, dreaming of humanity becoming that prosperous species. Those are the deities of South America in the Fate Universe.[2]

AppearanceEdit


PersonalityEdit

A god of peace and tranquility. Now, Quetzalcoatl is an enigmatic elder sister who is addicted to lucha libre. A gentle god who guided to prosperity and with affection, the lovely humans. A gentle god with a famous legend. Basically, human beings are the subjects she watches over in the near future, and whether they are people who points their blades or whether they are people who believes in themselves, she thinks about how one should not kill thoughtlessly. A bright optimist. However, a faithful optimist as well. She surely has a smiling face that makes the sun apparent in the hearts of men, and that she surely believes in opening up a path to a happy era, not letting that brightness be extinguished no matter what kind of crisis there is. An elder sister with a very big-hearted spirit, a broad-mindedness that is like the earth, and a bright and passionate disposition that is like the sun.[2]

Nonetheless, her thought criteria and the scale of her existence is that of a god’s. Quetzalcoatl cannot capture everything on the same scale of a human being’s, and may even sometimes pass a cruel and brutal judgement as a result. She is without mercy to opponents considered a disaster or a foreign enemy, displaying a terrifying facial expression. For most things, Quetzalcoatl endorses communication and prosperity with a smiling face, saying that “it is wonderful everybody’s fineee, so this elder sister is happy!”, but she becomes displeased when talking about alcohol and Tezcatlipoca. This person deeply regrets that she was defeated in the battle with Tezcatlipoca, while simultaneously, she feels a lot of resentment as a result. Rather saying that she’s angry at Tezcatlipoca, she becomes “sullen” towards her powerlessness in defeating Tezcatlipoca, who is the spider, and that Jaguar deity. Regarding “alcohol”, it is the biggest reason why she was defeated in the battle against the former Evil God, and although she wants “no more”, she drinks without thinking in order to encourage herself, even now. Only a small bit will get her drunk, and she will state what she really thinks with her “bad self…” And then, she becomes unconscious, having no recollection of it.[2]

The particulars on how Quetzalcoatl got addicted to lucha libre (professional wrestling) is quite simple: she ended up seeing lucha libre during a time when she was summoned into some age, and that overwhelming shock since then made a very strong impression even on her main body sitting on the seat of gods, or so it seems.[1][2]

“So, it’s the body! Something like using weapons to occasionally kill each other, that should be avoided to the utmost care! Even during times of discussion, lucha is the most suitable answer!”

—Quetzalcoatl


Her favorite luchador is Mistico. As a god of wind, and as a god of the Morning Star, Quetzalcoatl observed the luchadores (luchadoras in the case of women) flying freely as if they have wings, and she was deeply moved, shedding tears of gratitude, before having experienced then the distant future, or something like that. Thereafter, her fondness for diligence and her characteristic curiosity turned into her fortune, and she became a luchadora just like that, acquiring a persona of a professional wrestling enthusiast that is unprecedented even among the goddesses.[1][2]

During the moment where Quetzalcoatl is summoned as a Servant, she views something sprouting in the Master, and then becomes deeply moved. Basically, she is the Master’s favorite Servant. However, she does not “love the Master” in the meaning of the broader sense, but she loves the “growth of this seed called mankind that is being nurtured within this Master.[2]

Usually, Quetzalcoatl has a feminine tone that is graceful and polite. More or less composed. However, when she encounters something that makes her a little happy, there is a sudden rise in tension within her, and while still like that, she has difficulties in pronunciation, becoming like a pseudo-foreigner in her speech.[2]

Her favorite phrase in the moments of agitating her opponent is “Yucatán?[2] Seen as free and uncontrolled, Quetzalcoatl is a goddess full of kind-hearted intelligence. She hates sacrificial ceremonies and loves mankind.[1][2] She knows the lucha libre (professional wrestling) of Central and South America by materializing, and she is receiving a great influence from this.[2]

RelationshipsEdit

Tezcatlipoca

The worst, disgusting Divine Spirit no matter the time or place. That shitty bastard spider! And as aforementioned, you manifested in the worst form just like I said! Really, you’re so dirty-looking to the point that I want to smash you to pieces. Among other things, a god tainted by modern civilization, and I wonder if you are not ashamed of yourself as a god!"

※ (Today’s “Shut up, you’re in no position to say this")[2]

Jaguar Man

I cannot hear anythinggg, and I cannot see him anywhereee! As one would expect from Jaguar, he is in perfect stealthhh![2]

Ereshkigal / Ishtar / Gorgon

Ciao~❤ Well, I’d thought I never see the day that I get to meet you here![2]

Tamamo-no-Mae

The more I know, the more we overlap! Let’s get along, my fellow Sun![2]

Ozymandias / Karna

They are like younger brothers. Eh? They are not?[2]

■■■■■■ ■■■■■■

I’ll replace the blood in your entire body with a ‘deathly poison that goes hand in hand with the most extreme pain in this world’, and furthermore, continuously bathe solar winds on your body until it becomes only bones; after that, I’ll affix your soul to them so that you’ll live as a skeleton as well, before making you do ten thousand years worth of labouring underground in the underworld![2]

RoleEdit

Fate/Grand OrderEdit

A portion of Quetzalcoatl has been given form and incarnated as a Servant. This is an incarnation of a copy of one of the highest beings. Due to these abnormal circumstances, Quetzalcoatl has taken the appearance of a completely unknown woman, descending upon the modern era as a god who loves the proud Mexican sport of lucha libre... It’s not as if she’s particularly worshipped as a god of lucha libre. She just really likes lucha.[1]

Originally a male deity, at the time of materialization, Quetzalcoatl obtained an existence as a female deity. Maybe she was drawn towards the image of Venus (Aphrodite), the goddess of beauty and of the planet Venus, due to the influence of planet Venus’s existence which is regarded as the same as Quetzalcoatl's for a long time, or so the person herself says.[1][2]

The deities of South America are greatly unlike the other mythological systems of deities, and those South American deities would take action in “transferring from one human to another.” Even the god Quetzalcoatl was identified in several ways according to different regions, and it may not come to light that this female body of some time period became Quetzalcoatl.[1][2]

Babylonia: The Absolute Frontline in the War Against the Demonic BeastsEdit

Quetzalcoatl appeared in Chapter 7. One of the goddesses in the Three Goddess Alliance meant to destroy the Mesopotamian World. A goddess of Central and South America as well as of Aztec Mythology. One of the goddesses summoned by Tiamat.[2]

Quetzalcoatl joined the Goddess Alliance in order to protect the humans. Although she is disgusted with the Holy Grail, she does not want the transfer of the Holy Grail to the other two goddesses to happen, so she decided to carry out the fall of Uruk. That person’s principle was called “knocking all humans down to the cement one by one.” Something’s suspicious.[2]

Salomon: The Grand Time TempleEdit

Quetzalcoatl is amongst the "Babylonia" Singularity Servants to aid Chaldea against the Demon Gods Pillars.[3]

Death Jail Summer Escape ~Medb's Great Bastille of Guilt and Despair~Edit

AbilitiesEdit

Fundamentally, Quetzalcoatl wrestles barehanded, but of course, she will also make use of a weapon from her myth. That weapon’s name is the Macana (specifically, a Macuahuitl). A weapon that wears a comprehensible outward appearance, and it is very painful to punch on.[2]

Quetzalcoatl boasts in showing a successful display of applying a headlock onto any kind of monster or deity once she puts her mind to it, but because the propagation of lucha libre is centered around aerial techniques, she is currently sealing the locking techniques that are the quintessence of lucha.[1][2]

Quetzalcoatl's Noble Phantasms are Xiuhcoatl, Quetzalcoatl and Piedra Del Sol.

Quetzalcoatl also has the qualifications to be summoned under the Avenger Class.[4]

DevelopmentEdit

Creation and ConceptionEdit

Rei Hiroe is the character illustrator for Quetzalcoatl.[1][2] Kinoko Nasu and Hikaru Sakurai are the scenario writers for her character.[2]

Comment from IllustratorEdit

"Given that I received a clear concept from Mr. Nasu himself during the time of design, it became quite troublesome on how I changed the clothing design of a character of the same name that I drew before. Concerning the results, I think it has gotten better. It is a good memory of how we did a nice correspondence of letters on guessing what faces were drawn on them."[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 1.34 1.35 Fate/Grand Order Profile of Quetzalcoatl, translated at Chaldeum and by Master of Chaos at Beast's Lair.
  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 2.25 2.26 2.27 2.28 2.29 2.30 2.31 2.32 2.33 2.34 2.35 2.36 Fate/Grand Order material IV - Quetzalcoatl, p.320-331, translated by Clyton at Beast's Lair.
  3. Fate/Grand Order - Salomon: The Grand Time Temple - Act 08: VII / Health Office Sabnock
  4. Fate/Grand Order: Gorgon's My Room Lines