Rider (Fate/Grand Order - Ushiwakamaru)

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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
Gender: Female[1]
Height: 168cm[1]
Weight: 55kg[1]
Place of Origin: Japan[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.



Rider's True Name is Ushiwakamaru (牛若丸, ?), who is better known with his adult name Minamoto no Yoshitsune (源義経, ?).[1]

This ill-fated commander is so famous that there is no one in Japan who does not know her name. It would be no exaggeration to say that Ushiwakamaru (Minamoto no Yoshitsune) is the most famous military commander in Japanese history. Probably only someone like Oda Nobunaga possesses a popularity that rivals hers.[1]

Although she was blessed with talent and charisma, she was abandoned by her brother Minamoto no Yoritomo , and was defeated together with her attendant Benkei.[1]


FGO Ushiwakamaru scene

There are many obscure points in regards to history, and especially the early half of her life from before raising an army is wrapped in mystery.[1]

It has been told that at eleven years-old, while she was under the care of the Kurama Temple, Ushiwakamaru met with the onmyouji Kiichi Hougen (some theories say that he was also the Kurama Tengu) and was awarded with the arts of war.[1]


Rider is a young girl clad in armor.[2]


Rider wholeheartedly adores her older brother. She was constantly persecuted by those around her in life due to her talent.[2]

While there is no doubt that she was an excellent tactician, Yoshitsune lacked something vital. That is fear towards the battlefield. All through life, she was incompatible with the other military commanders. That Yorimoto even held killing intent towards Yoshitsune was probably something that she never came to understand in her entire life. For, since she was a genius, concern towards abilities was something that did not exist in her.[1]


Fate/Grand OrderEdit

In the Order VII - The Absolute Frontline in the War Against the Demonic Beasts. Rider,along with Benkei and Leonidas, accompanies the protagonist and Shielder in Babylonia. When Shielder and the protagonist struggled to escape from Gorgon - the demonic form of Medusa possessed by Tiamat, she stands her ground in order to buy time for the pair to escape. Though fought gallantly and managed to deal some damage to Gorgon, Rider was eventually defeated and killed.

Her soul is later corrupted and she is raised as undead to fight off the protagonist when they try to defeat Tiamat.


  • Rider's sword
  • Tayuuguro

Rider is a genius swordsman..[2] Her personal skill are Tengu's Art of War (天狗の兵法, Tengu no Heihō?), it provides bonus to close-combat power such as swordsmanship, archery and spearmanship, as well as Skills such as Military Tactics and Magic Resistance. Her mount is a white horse called Tayuuguro (太夫黒たゆうぐろ, Tayūguro?).[1] One of her four Noble Phantasms expressed by Shana-oh's Wandering Tales is Jumping the Eight Ships at Dan-no-Ura.


Creation and ConceptionEdit

Mineji Sakamoto is the character designer for Ushiwakamaru.[1]


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  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Fate/Grand Order site: Rider: A young girl clad in armor. A genius swordsman that wholeheartedly adores her older brother. Due to her exceedingly great talent, she was constantly persecuted by her surroundings.

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