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Nasuverse character
Saber

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Japanese name: セイバー
Also known as: Tate Eboshi
Franchise: Fate
Appears in: Chibichuki!
Fate/Extra CCC Fox Tail
Fate/Grand Order
Japanese VA: Nao Tōyama
Character type: Servant (Master: Kazuhito Sakagami)

Servant (Master: Protagonist)

Servant classes: FGO Saber
Gender: Female
Height: 164cm
Weight: 51kg

Saber (セイバー, Seibā?) is a Saber-class Servant introduced in Fate/Extra CCC Fox Tail as a rival against Caster and the Servant of Kazuhito Sakagami. She is one of the Servants of the Protagonist of the Grand Order conflicts of Fate/Grand Order.

ProfileEdit

IdentityEdit

Saber's True Name is Suzuka Gozen (鈴鹿御前, ?), a dancing princess that made her stronghold on Mount Suzuka during the Heian period. After many adventures, at the end of a tragic love, she was defeated by her lover, Sakanoue no Tamuramaro. and worked to defeat Onis together with him.[1] Regarding her in literature, she is known as a thief, an Oni, and/or a celestial maiden, but all of them share a common legend that she also go by the name of Tate Eboshi (立鳥帽子, ?).[2]

In the Heian era, she is said to possess supernatural powers and worked for the wolf clan in Mount Suzuka.[2] Her beauty and strength made her a resplendent beauty worshipped as a celestial maiden and demon alike. But her true identity is that of the beloved daughter of the Demon King of the Fourth Heaven, sent from the heavens. Suzuka Gozen received an order to turn Japan into a demonic country when she descended, but she satisfied herself with nothing more than throwing the land of humans into confusion.[1]

Although she claims to sent "invitations" to team up with Otakemaru and conquer Japan together, her letters were ignored. In reality, she demands him to be her retainer and conquer Japan for her. She got irritated by the repeated disrespect, so she orders him to appear before her and threatens to kill him because he is evil to refuse her orders.[2]

When she thought Otakemaru has appeared, she fallen in love at first sight. As they fought, it turned out the man was Sakanoue no Tamuramaro, who won the duel when he revealed his name. Suzuka Gozen lost due to being too surprised and frozed in the fight. They both thought it was unfair so they re-arranged the match for another time. They lived together for a time and Sakanoue no Tamuramaro fell in love with her.[2]

She went to subjugate Onis alongside Sakanoue no Tamuramaro. They both defeated Akuji no Takamaru. Some time later, she pretended to be Otakemaru's wife so she could soften his thick skin with her powers. After three years, they finally killed him.[2]

She reached the end of her life at the age of twenty six. Sakanoue no Tamuramaro went to the underworld to negotiate to bring her back. In the end, she was resurrected and they had a happy ending together.[2]

AppearanceEdit

Saber looks similar to Caster, and she has the ability to alter her appearance to that of a normal human. She appears to be wearing a Shirabyōshi attire from the Heian period; she has a black tate-eboshi hat, Red hakama and a red suikan. Her clothing appears to be Shinto inspired but she dresses herself in a modern student uniform. In addition, she carries a student bag fashioned with badges and straps. She appears to follow ancient Japanese custom to not wear underwear under her skirt.

PersonalityEdit

A talented woman that is acting "seriously" as a selfish, short-sighted, gyaru-type JK (Joshi Kōsei, meaning high school girl/female student). Her original personality is the opposite of a JK, being a deep thinking, understanding and elegant lady. As a celestial demon princess, she can display cruelty, and she takes pride in shouldering her own duties and responsibilities with gravitas. ...On the other hand, that seriousness and intelligence has been suppressed by her rebellious trait of being an "oni's daughter", and intoxicating herself, a rather shady side to her personality is also present. She can be described as a multi-talented class president with a dark side, but that nature has been covered up well thanks to her JK act.[1]

She is indeed a celestial princess of love and tragedy, but in the pursuit of beauty that is most beautiful, the forefront of fashion that she has adopted is--- "Ah, it just has to be JK! A miko is fine too, but if it's about falling in love, then it just has to be high school girls!" ---Uh, my lady. Is that really alright?

She refers to her Master as her boyfriend and "Kazu-kun" (カズくん, ?).

RoleEdit

Fate/Extra CCC Fox TailEdit

  • Saber and her Master

Saber and her Master first appear after killing Kirei Kotomine, Monji Gatou, Kiara Sessyoin, and Caster.[3] They later attack Caster and Hakuno Kishinami in the Sakura Labyrinth.

Fate/Grand OrderEdit

BB-chan's Counterattack/Let's Meet in The Digital Ocean!Edit

AbilitiesEdit

Saber possesses the ability to alter her body, allowing her to alter her normal appearance to hide her ears and tail and also take on an appearance similar to BB and Sakura. She has an ability to charm others through her Mystic Eyes. She possesses three Japanese swords of different designs, and wields all three at once in battle. One sword is used for direct combat, while the two other float around her and attack at command. The one she wields in her right hand is a regular sword with a pommel and single tassel with an orb, Kenmyouren. The sword floating to her left is completely silver sword with a single tassel, Shoutouren. The sword floating to her right is a completely golden sword with two tail-like tassels, Daitsuuren.

She can use them in a number of ways, either fighting with all three swords up close to try to overwhelm the opponent, use the floating swords as long range weapons to distract the opponent and then rush in for a close range attack with the third, or bring all three swords in front of her to block an attack. The golden sword can be launched at an opponent with enough power to gouge a large hole in their chest. Her first Noble Phantasm, Heavenly Demon Rain, uses the golden sword and a small ornate hairpin with the same tassels that float into the air and produce numerous copies of the sword. Her second Noble Phantasm is her silver sword, Blessing of Wisdom.

Her golden sword, Daitsuuren, is capable of transforming into elemental attacks due to its legend. It is able to use Suiren to become a blast of water and Rouran to become a tempest of wind. It is also known to be transform into fire. However, it takes some time for Daitsuuren to return to its sword form before being able to be used as another elemental attack.

DevelopmentEdit

Creation and ConceptionEdit

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Original design draft by Seijin Takenoko.

Saber was cut from the development of Fate/Extra CCC. Takashi Takeuchi wished to finish the design, and she was placed into the manga as a character.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Fate/Grand Order Profile of Suzuka Gozen.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Fate/Extra CCC Fox Tail - Volume 4 - Chapter 20: Sakura Hotspring Ⅱ, p.023-028
  3. Fate/Extra CCC Fox Tail - Volume 1 - Chapter 01: Tsukumihara Academy, p.050-052
  4. Interview with Seijin Takenoko and Takashi Takeuchi