Saber (Fate/Grand Order - Attila)

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Nasuverse character




Japanese name: セイバー
Franchise: Fate
Appears in: Chibichuki!
Fate/Grand Order
Japanese VA: Mamiko Noto
Character type: Servant (Master: Protagonist)

Servant (Master: None (Extella))

Servant classes: FGO Saber
Gender: Female[2]
Height: 160 cm[2]
Weight: 48 kg[2]
Place of Origin: Central Asia~Europe[1][2]
Bloodline: N/A
Addresses self as: Watashi (, ?)[1]

Saber (セイバー, Seibā?) is a Saber-class Servant able to be summoned by the Protagonist in the Grand Orders of Fate/Grand Order.



Saber's True Name is Altera (アルテラ, Arutera?), better known as Attila the Hun (アッティラ・ザ・フン, Attira za Fun?), the King of Combat (戦闘王, Sentō-Ō?). She was a great king and hero from the 5th century who was descended from the Xiongnu (Hunni).[2] She was feared as the Scourge of God (神の懲罰, ?) and Whip of God (神の鞭, ? Divine Punishment).[1][2]

She is known as Etzel in the Nibelungenlied. Etzel's previous wife passed away and later married Kriemhild, who handled the ruling court. Kriemhild merely used the king for the sake of her revenge.[3] Attila is also known as King Atli in the "Volsunga Saga", the "Guðrúnarkviða" and "Sigurðarkviða hin skamma" from Elder Edda and etc.[4]

In actuality, however, she is not related to the Huns at all. She was discovered within the dark ruins of a civilization from thousands of years ago by the Hun elders, with the tattoos of combat on her body and Photon Ray in her hand. After she killed an armed man, the elders began to regard her as "destruction" itself, and she went on to destroy civilizations as her instincts dictated.[1]

FGO Altera scene

She was a Hun tribe warrior and king who established a great empire, a vast territory spanning from West Asia to Russia, Eastern Europe, and Gaul.[2] Becoming destruction itself, she fought like a raging tempest, king of the Huns yet not one of them. It barely even registered to her that she had armies at her back as she swung her sword with single mind. "Destruction. Domination. Invasion." She could not be sated, even as the lands of the Huns grew beyond their ability to control. She merely swung the sword and continued the slaughter.[1]

Although she displayed great deeds of arm on the battlefield and could said to be the one who brought about the collapse of the Western Roman Empire, her success in her rule failed and her empire quickly collapsed and vanished completely after her death.[2] Even in the moment when death came to her, she recalled - as she laid in a pool of her own blood, she had thought only of ways to fell Rome.[1]

The name "Attila", exemplifying awe and fear, is still remembered to the present day despite that.[2] History had even forgotten that she was a woman.[1]


She has white hair and red eyes.


Although she lacked emotions while she was alive, Saber gained the ability to feel when she was summoned as a Servant. However, she feels uncomfortable with emotions because she doesn't know how to express them.[1]

She dislikes people calling her Attila. She personally thinks her name "Etzel" in the Nibelungenlied isn't bad.[3]

She displays outstanding power of intuition, able to stand against all circumstances without abandoning her reason. Although a proud and rational warrior, there can be said to be an "emptiness" within her. As a King of Combat, she turns into a combat machine in battle able to calmly and accurately take grasp of the situation and execute a merciless massacre.[2] She has an innate compulsion to destroy that she describes as being even greater than that of a Command Spell.

Towards other Servants, she still holds the belief that all civilization must be destroyed and she can't tell the difference between them. However with Caster-class Servants, she holds some actual interest in those pure Casters who practice magecraft. Although she witnessed the work of curses in life, as she herself had few ties with magecraft.[1]

She wants to destroy the Grail, but if she were to have a proper wish, it is to "live a life other than that of a warrior". It is not out of disgust for her self as a warrior, but a curiosity as to the life she would lead outside of battle. She has held a liking for the war god Mars (Ares) since she was born.[2]


Fate/Grand OrderEdit

Septem: The Eternal Madness EmpireEdit

Lev Lainur Flauros summons Saber in Rome after he is defeated. Although his Grail should ensure absolute obedience in Servants that he summons, Saber was completely uncontrollable and killed him. She absorbs the Grail and attempts to destroy the Western world, but she is stopped by the protagonist's party. She dies somewhat happily as she finds that there are things in the world that even she can't destroy.


In her first interlude The Beast Within (私の中の獣, ?), the protagonist and Mash Kyrielight enters Altera's dream world.[5]

In her second interlude Memory (私の記憶, ?), Altera, Mash and the protagonist encounters Brynhildr. Brynhildr mistaken Altera as a woman who approached Sigurd.[3]


Saber is a playable character and her main party consist of herself, her adjutant Gilgamesh, Jeanne d'Arc, and Iskandar.


Although she is classified as one, her ability surpasses those of Heroic Spirits, and she is able to battle Scathach to a standstill.[6]

Upon ascension, she mentions that her current vessel is harmonizing with her main body, and even upon reaching maximum ascension, she says that her strength is limited by her vessel.

Saber's Noble Phantasm is Photon Ray. In Fate/Extella, she has an enhanced version of her Noble Phantasm titled "Teardrop Photon Ray: Star of Tears, Sword of the War God".

She attained Divinity of Rank B. Altera is not related to a divine spirit by blood; however Europe was overrun on what was considered to be the authority of God. The target of this fear was given the name, "Scourge of God" and "Whip of God." Because of this, Altera who became a Heroic Spirit on Earth has a high ranking divine spirit aptitude.[1]

Her Natural Body can temporarily rank up strength. Furthermore, no matter how many calories she ingests, her fundamental design (body type) will not change.[1]

Crest of the Star (星の紋章, ?) is the unique pattern imprinted on Altera's body, a strange design that does not belong to the Huns but resulted from some advanced ritual. The higher the rank, the higher one's attack power is increased. By expending Magical Energy through it, one can temporarily enhance the performance of any desired part of the body. An efficient skill that costs little magical energy but lacks the explosiveness of skills like Mana Burst. In addition, this unique skill also has the effects of the Instinct skill - since it felt like it was missing a little something, or so she claimed.[1]

Civilization Erasure (文明浸食, ?) is the subconsciously active skill of the heroic spirit Altera. Anything in her grasp is transformed into its "best" form currently most suited for herself. This is based on Altera's own perspective, not necessarily reflecting the object at its greatest or most excellent.[1]


Creation and ConceptionEdit

Her scenario was written by Hikaru Sakurai in Fate/Grand Order.[1] huke is the character designer for Altera.[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 1.21 1.22 1.23 1.24 1.25 1.26 1.27 1.28 1.29 1.30 Fate/Grand Order material - Attila, translation by You & CanonRap pt.1 pt.2 & Chaldeum
  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 2.27 Fate/Grand Order - Altera, Translation by Master of Chaos
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Fate/Grand Order - Saber interlude 02: Memory
  4. Fate/Grand Order - Brynhildr, Translation by Master of Chaos
  5. Fate/Grand Order - Saber interlude 01: The Beast Within
  6. Fate/Grand Order - Scáthach Trial Quest
    Scathach: You've taken my attack. So, your title of "Great King of Destruction" isn't just for show.
    Altera: ...I'm the one who's surprised. It took on my sword but it didn't get destroyed. What is...that spear?

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