Rider (ライダー, Raidā?) is a Masterless Rider-class Servant summoned by the Counter Force in the Strange Tales of the Imperial Holy Grail of Fate/KOHA-ACE. He is also able to be summoned by Ritsuka Fujimaru in the Grand Orders of Fate/Grand Order.



Rider's True Name is Sakamoto Ryoma (坂本龍馬, Sakamoto Ryōma?). The driving force behind the Satsuma and Choshu alliance, founder of the Kameyama Shochu (Later the Kaientai), and one of the patriots who worked towards the restoration of Imperial Rule and contributed greatly to the Meiji Restoration.

In Japan where the ‘Strange Tales of the Imperial Holy Grail’ war was held, he is a heroic spirit whose degree of fame rivals that of Oda Nobunaga, and a powerful servant with a peculiar type of mounted noble phantasm. To conceal his true name, he usually speaks in a fluent standard dialect, but at times his Tosa accent comes out.

His partner Oryou-san is not that historical individual, but a certain something that was sealed and bound to a certain mountain. In his youthful indiscretion, Ryouma pulled out the spear that bound her and released her unto the world.


"I don't want anyone slain. I don't want anyone gunned down."[1]

At first, it was for the sake of the kid in the neighborhood, then for the sake of a friend in his hometown, then the sake of the comrades who shared his spirit, and finally the sake of the country of Japan. This natural-born simple soul, from the very start to the end, raced headlong through the era for nothing more than another’s sake.[1]

Liked by few, found creepy by all, he finally left the world a murdered man, yet he bore no resentment and held not a grudge. Yes, from his beginning to his end, he dreamed of a world where they could all live a happy life. That’s all there ever was.[1]


Rider appears to be a middle-aged man with long hair tied back by a blue ribbon. He adorns a white suit with gold buttons and shoulder pads, and a matching hat with a blue band. At his side, he carries a katana (mutsunokami yoshiyuki) and pistol.


An aloof young man in his mid-twenties. While a master of the Hokushin Ittou style of swordplay, he was a soft soul who disliked conflict by nature. A mysterious beautiful woman is always by his side.



Fate/Grand OrderEdit

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Rider is empowered by the Counter Force to stop Demon Archer. He possesses the powerful Noble Phantasm Like a Soaring Dragon, normally taking the form of his partner Oryou.


Ryoma's Class Skills are Riding (Rank A+) and Magic Resistance (Rank C).

Eight Proposal while Shipboard (Rank A): The eight proposals Sakamoto Ryouma is said to have drafted to indicate the new form of the country. At the time, they were noted as being ground-breaking modern provisions. Even under dire circumstances, a skill that plots out the route of hope to a better future. 

Hero of Restoration (Rank A): Having overcome the riotous closing days of the shogunate and contributed to the Meiji Restoration, a rare historical grand reformation, this is a special skill granted to Ryoma. 

Charisma (Rank C+): While he cannot manage a country, with the comrades who share his will, he holds a firm connection unbroken by death. What Ryouma has is potent enough to lead groups with at-times opposing ideologies by the hand. 


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Fate/Grand Order - Rider Profile (Interlude)