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.
Saber's True Name is Suzuka Gozen (鈴鹿御前, Suzuka Gozen?), a dancing princess who made her stronghold on Mount Suzuka during the Heian period. Together with Sakanoue no Tamuramaro, she engaged in Oni extermination. 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, Tate Eboshi?).
In the Heian era, she is said to possess supernatural powers and worked for the wolf clan in Mount Suzuka. A peerless, beautiful lady whose brilliance and strength had her celebrated as a celestial maiden, or maybe an Oni. Her true identity is the beloved daughter of the Demon King of the Fourth Heaven dispatched from the heavens.
Receiving the order to turn Japan into an evil country when she descended from the heavens, Suzuka Gozen was however, satisfied with merely stirring confusion in the human's world by her own hands.
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.
When she thought Otakemaru has appeared, she had 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. After numerous adventures, at the end of a tragic love, she was defeated by her lover Sakanoue no Tamuramaro. 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.
She went to subjugate Oni demons 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.
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.
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.
Selfish and impulsive, a talented girl who "seriously" acts as a JK (Joshi Kōsei, meaning girlish high school student). Originally, her personality is the opposite of a JK, a dignified, prudent princess who can follow the conversation. Although she is cruel as the Tenma's Princess, she is very dedicated to her role and duties; thus, she has a strong sense of pride.
... On the other hand, that dedication and wisdom is also the cause for the treacherous alignment of an "Oni's daughter", which leads her to be depressed, rather self-poisoning, and having a tendency to harbor negativity. An ennui-like class representative gifted with wit and beauty, but also holding some darkness, is probably what can be said of her, and it is thanks to her JK acting that the negative parts of her personality can be somewhat hidden.
Truly a tragic celestial maiden but, pursuing beauty and settling on beauty, she reached the most forefront style——————"Well, it's gotta be JK! Shrine maiden is fine too, but if it's for falling in love, then it has to be a high school girl! There isn't anything else that feels fitting!"
——————Excuse me, young lady. Are you sure this is really okay?
She refers to her Master as her boyfriend and "Kazu-kun" (カズくん, ?).
Fate/Extra CCC Fox TailEdit
SE.RA.PH. - Deep-Sea Cyber-Nirvana, Epic of Remnant: ExtraEdit
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.
Creation and ConceptionEdit
- ↑ 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 1.25 1.26 1.27
 Fate/Grand Order - Suzuka Gozen (Saber) Profile [T]
Suzuka Gozen - Saber
Illustrator and Voice actor
Illustrator: Seijin Takenoko
Voice Actor: Nao Tōyama
Noble Phantasm: EX
Divine Power: A
Mystic Eye: B+
Blessings of Wit: C
Magic Resistance: A
Type: Anti-Army Noble Phantasm
The dancing princess who is considered to have set a stronghold on the Suzuka Mountains and performed an oni-extermination together with Sakanoue no Tamuramaro during the Heian Period.
A peerless beauty that was extolled as both a tennyo and an oni. However, to be frank, her real identity is that of the favorite daughter of the Demon Lord of the Fourth Heaven.
Suzuka Gozen descended from heaven with an order to turn Japan into a land of demons, but she did not approve the idea of personally working to cause chaos on a mere human country. At the end of many adventures, disappointments in love, she was brought down by the hands of her lover, Sakanoue no Tamuramaro.
Truly, a tennyo-princess of blighted love, but the cutting-edge style that she reached after pursuing and thoroughly investigating beauty was---
“Seriously, it had to be JK!
Miko are also good, but there’s nothing better than a high school girl in regards to love!”
---listen, young lady. Are you really fine with that?
Level 1 Bond
Source: Suzuka’s Novel, Tamura Three-Generations Records, etc
Alignment: Neutral Evil Gender: Female
*Of course, her height does not include the fox-ears
Alignment: Chaotic GoodGender: Male
Level 2 Bond
A selfish, simplistic, talented woman who “seriously” plays a galgal high school girl.
Her original character is the exact opposite of a JK - a prudent, down to earth, dignified princess.
Although possessing the cruelty of a princess of heavenly demons, she is proud and honest towards her roles and duties.
...on the other hand, she also has a personality prone to melancholy in which said honesty and cleverness cause her to feel depressed towards the wicked attributes of a “daughter of oni”, in an autotoxemia sort of way.
One could describe her as a listless class-representative that is gifted with both intelligence and beauty, but also somewhat negative. Still, it seems that such true character has been mostly concealed thanks to her JK-acting.
Level 3 Bond
Rank: B+ Type: Anti-Army
Range: 1~40 Maximum Targets: 250 people
Its proper name is Monjuu Chiken Daitouren.
A divine power that splits her favorite sword - Daitouren - into a maximum of 250 copies and mercilessly rains them down on the enemy.
It has been said that, during her lifetime, she once rained 500 copies in a combination attack between Daitouren and Sohayamaru, the married sword that her husband possessed.
Now, she mirrors Sohayamaru with an ornate hairpin packed with memories and invokes Tenkiame by touching Daitouren as it floats in the air. It has quite a rough shooting accuracy, but minute manipulation - such as “throw off on my surroundings in a way that it avoids only me” - becomes possible while “Blessings of Wit” is activated.
Level 4 Bond
- Divine Power: B (A)
A fragment of a god’s power. It can freely move surrounding objects. However, since she is currently manifesting as a Servant, this ability has suffered a Rank DOWN and targets have been limited to only the items she possess.
- Mystic Eye: B+
Fascinates males through eye contact, making them harbor intense feelings of love towards Suzuka Gozen.
It is possible to evade it with the Magic Resistance skill.
- Divinity: A
A veredict on whether that body has a divine attribute or not. As the daughter of the Demon Lord of the Fourth Heaven, Suzuka Gozen has a high divine spirit aptitude.
Level 5 Bond
- Blessings of Wit: C
A skill that would originally be treated as a Noble Phantasm.
A Noble Phantasm that can drastically raise INT by equipping the Shoutouren, which is said to have been forged by the bodhisattva of sagacity.
Her crude swordsmanship becomes precise and her tactics spread out. Also, it is filled with merits such as improving the performance of “Tenkiame” or enabling the use of “Trichiliocosm”, but because her thoughts run more than the necessary, she ends up falling into a temporarily state of self-hatred by looking back at the inefficient life-style of playing a high school girl. Thus, Suzuka Gozen is not eager to proactively use this.
- Trichiliocosm: EX
A skill that would originally be treated as a Noble Phantasm.
By exposing Suzuka Gozen’s favorite sword - the Kenmyouren - to the morning sun, it is possible to create and survey the trichiliocosm (all worlds, including parallel worlds) in the blade.
...Suzuka Gozen does not reveal what sort of meaning this has.
If employed for a long period of time, her qualifications as a Heroic Spirit will be revoked.
(1) roughly, “heavenly ogre rain”. Also, a little bit of trivia: this is a homophone word for 天気雨, which means “sun shower” in Japanese
鈴鹿御前 - セイバー
- Divine Power: B (A)
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Fate/Extra CCC Fox Tail - Volume 4 - Chapter 20: Sakura Hotspring Ⅱ, p.023-028
- ↑ Fate/Extra CCC Fox Tail - Volume 1 - Chapter 01: Tsukumihara Academy, p.050-052
- ↑ Interview with Seijin Takenoko and Takashi Takeuchi