Nasuverse character




Japanese name: ライダー
Also known as: Minamoto no Yoshitsune
Franchise: Fate
Appears in: Chibichuki!
Fate/Grand Order
Japanese VA: Saori Hayami
Character type: Servant (Master: Protagonist)
Servant classes: FGO Rider
Gender: Female[1][2]
Height: 168cm[1][2]
Weight: 55kg[1][2]
Place of Origin: Japan[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.



Rider's True Name is Ushiwakamaru (牛若丸, ?), who is better known with their adult name Minamoto no Yoshitsune (源義経, ?).[2]

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.[2]

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.[2]


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.[2]

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.[2]


Rider is a young girl clad in armor.[3]


Rider wholeheartedly adores her older brother. She was constantly persecuted by those around her in life due to her talent.[3]

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.[2]


Musashibou Benkei
Jing Ke
Minamoto Raikou


Fate/Grand OrderEdit

Onigashima: Demonic Fairy TaleEdit

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

Gilgamesh summons Ushiwakamaru, along with Benkei. Ushiwakamaru, along with Benkei and Leonidas, accompanies Ritsuka Fujimaru and Mash Kyrielight in Babylonia. When Mash and the Ritsuka 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 Ritsuka when they try to defeat Tiamat.

Salomon: The Grand Time TempleEdit

Ushiwakamaru is amongst the "Babylonia" Singularity Servant to aid Chaldea against Demon Gods Pillar.[4]


  • Rider's sword
  • Tayuuguro

Rider is a genius swordsman.[3] Her mount is a white horse called Tayuuguro (太夫黒たゆうぐろ, Tayūguro?).[2]

Tengu's Art of War (天狗の兵法, Tengu no Heihō?) is a skill derived from the anecdote of having learned the arts of war from a Tengu; an existence beyond humans. It provides bonus to close-combat power such as swordsmanship, archery and spearmanship, as well as Skills such as Military Tactics and Magic Resistance.[1][2]

One of her five Noble Phantasms expressed by Shana-oh's Wandering Tales is Jumping the Eight Ships at Dan-no-Ura.


Creation and ConceptionEdit

Yuuichirou Higashide and Nasu Kinoko are the scenario writer for her in Fate/Grand Order.[1] Mineji Sakamoto is the character designer for Ushiwakamaru.[1][2]


  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 Fate/Grand Order material I - Ushiwakamaru, p.242-253
  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
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 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.
  4. Fate/Grand Order - Salomon: The Grand Time Temple - Act 08: VII / Health Office Sabnock