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Nasuverse character
Rider

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Japanese name: ライダー
Franchise: Fate
Appears in: Fate/Grand Order
Japanese VA: Saori Hayami
Character type: Servant (Master: Protagonist)
Servant classes: FGO Rider FGO Ruler
Gender: Female[1][2]
Height: 161cm[1][2]
Weight: 49kg[1][2]
Place of Origin: Europe[1][2]
Addresses self as: Watashi (, ?)[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 Martha (マルタ, Maruta?), also known as Saint Martha, the Dragon Rider (ドラゴンライダー, Doragon Raidā?). A holy woman from the 1st Century who appeased the evil dragon Tarasque.[2]

  • The Staff that He gave me (彼のくれた杖, ?)

Guided by the words of the messiah, whom she and her siblings gave a warm reception, she became a believer. She did not abandon her faith even after the messiah was executed, avoiding death even after being exiled by the Roman viceroy of the time, and drifted to South France upon receiving the grace of God. At the city of Nerluc, by the Rhone River, she ended up confronting a cruel dragon that was tormenting the people. She made the frightened Tarasque fall madly in love with her.[2]

AppearanceEdit

A perfect person, possessing beauty and overflowing with charm. Endowed with beauty and dripping with charm, she was perfection. Even fearsome beasts would fall head-over-heels for this holy maiden.[2]


PersonalityEdit

Saint Martha is a perfect holy woman, both on the outside and the inside. Perhaps due the existence of her younger sister, she often acts like an older sister. Kind, chaste, and gentle, she is a person who is always shining. Still... especially around those she grew close to, she may also show a "Martha who is not a holy woman."[2]

As this "Martha who is not a holy woman," her words and facial expressions turn sharp, and she becomes dynamic and determined. This is the figure of the "town girl who lived together with her siblings" from before turning into a holy woman. Still, even while displaying such behavior, her core remains unchanged as that of a holy woman. In short, it is a difference of having a filter at ON or OFF.[2]

Saint Martha has no wish for a Holy Grail that is not that of the Messiah. Just like in the past, she will remain a holy woman even after having manifested as a Servant. Therefore, she will be cooperative with the activities of the Master, so long as the Master continues to walk on the proper path.[2]

RoleEdit

Fate/Grand OrderEdit

Orleans: Wicked Dragon Hundred Years' WarEdit

Gilles de Rais summons various Servants to face Mash Kyrielight and the Protagonist, she is known as Berserk-Rider (バーサーク・ライダー, Bāsāku-Raidā?). She is encountered in Dijon.

Chaldea Summer Memories ~White Beach of Solace~Edit

She appears in her swimsuit as a Ruler, due to Scáthach deed.

Chaldea Heat Odyssey ~Evolving Civilization~Edit

Other appearancesEdit

In the manga adaptation of Fate/Apocrypha, Martha made a cameo as a possible Ruler.  

AbilitiesEdit

She can exceptionally mount on a Dragon Kind and her Noble Phantasm is Tarasque.

Her Personal Skill is Miracle, a miracle that makes the impossible possible. Although it has some similarities with the Skill Pioneer of the Stars, it is something essentially different. There are also differences regarding the things that it can be applied.[2]

Having drifted on top of a boat and at reined in the Tarasque at the Rhone's riverbank, Martha has deep connections to water. Upon perceiving a waterside, her Holy Woman of the Waterside (水辺の聖女, Mizube no Seijo?) skill allows Martha's attack power raises.[1][3]

SwimsuitEdit

Nasuverse character
Ruler

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Japanese name: ルーラー
Franchise: Fate
Appears in: Fate/Grand Order
Japanese VA: Saori Hayami
Character type: Servant (Master: Protagonist)
Servant classes: FGO Ruler
Gender: Female[3]
Height: 161cm[3]
Weight: 49kg[3]
Place of Origin: Europe[3]
“That aside, I won't allow a slacken life-style just because it is summer!”

—Martha (Ruler)

With a single iron fist, she splits steel. With a single strong fist, she pierces even a dragon. Carrying the words of the messiah (that person) in her heart, even now she has not forgotten the oath of a holy woman.[3]

“---this body surely exists for the sake of the people”

—Martha (Ruler)

Since she lost the holy garments and holy cane to manifest in a swimsuit, Martha has no other choice but to stop conflict with her bare hands. This cannot be helped. It is not conflict. It is mediation. The holy woman finally ended up being released empty-handed... a dragon-slayer (unarmed)... and the likes must not be mentioned.[3]

It is possible to catch glimpses of signs of "those times" from before she had the holy cane. If compared to when materializing as a Rider, the frequency is somewhat higher.[3]

Martha's body, which was undressed from holy garments, is perfect as a living being. Amazing when undressed. Natural Body (Sea) (天性の肉体(海), ?) Skill that denotes the absoluteness of the body, but it also functions as a fascination-Skill towards others.[3]

Jacob's Limbs (ヤコブの手足, ?) skill is a method of hand-to-hand combat of old that was continuously inherited from Jacob, to Moses, and finally to Martha. According to legends, a saint who mastered this for sure would beat to death an "angel of destruction" that leads 12,000 angels. The reason why Martha can "behave like that" when releasing the True Name of the Noble Phantasm, is also thanks to this Skill.[3]

DevelopmentEdit

Creation and ConceptionEdit

Mineji Sakamoto is the character illustrator for Rider.[1][2] Hikaru Sakurai wrote her scenario in Fate/Grand Order.[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 Fate/Grand Order material I - Martha, p.270-275 Translation by You
  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 Fate/Grand Order - Martha, Translation by Master of Chaos
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 3.16 3.17 3.18 3.19 3.20 3.21 3.22 Fate/Grand Order - Martha (Ruler), Translation by Master of Chaos

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