|Appears in:|| Fate/Grand Order|
|Japanese VA:||Takaya Kuroda|
|Character type:||Servant (Master: Protagonist)|
|Place of Origin:||Ireland|
Saber's True Name is Fergus mac Róich (フェルグス・マック・ロイ, Ferugusu makku Roi?), a brave warrior from the Celtic mythology's Ulster Cycle. A man who established a corner of the Knights of the Red Branch. A member of the Knights of the Red Branch, a magic sword-user that is also known as the friend and foster father of the hero Cú Chulainn. He took Cú Chulainn from his mother Deichtine to serve as a soldier for Ulster. His wife is a goddess of the forest, a Divine Spirit.
He was the king of Ulster until being tricked out of his throne by Conchobar mac Nessa. Later after Cú Chulainn returned from the land of shadows, Conchobar had Fergus's sons killed "out of lust for young women", causing Fergus to leave the knight order and defected to Ulster's enemy Connacht. At the outbreak of the greatest war in Ulster legends, he stayed beside his lover Medb, queen of Connacht, and displayed his valour.
Spurring on queen Medb of Connacht out of hatred for Conchobar, they went to war with Ulster, where he managed to corner Conchobar during the decisive battle. He was kept from revealing his true prowess due the fact Cu Chulainn was in Ulster, but still reached the point where he was one step away from slaying King Conchobar. Fergus was prevented from killing Conchobar, and was said to have redirected his rage over it upon three hills, using Caladbolg to blast the tops cleanly off them.
Due to the Geis exchanged with Cú Chulainn at this occasion, he will achieve victory almost unconditionally in case there is a rematch with him. At the time of the second invasion of Ulster, Queen Medb was scheming her revenge against Cú Chulainn and she concluded that "Fergus existence will become a bother" and did not invite him to the battlefield. Afterwards, he was assassinated by a jealousy-driven King Ailill, Medb's husband. Even now, Fergus' reputation as a magnificent brave warrior has been left for posterity.
AppearanceEditSaber goes around barefoot and shirtless but wears pants. He has purple hair and has three stripes on his shirt.
He is known for his great generosity, who didn't felt envy nor fear.
His friend and adopted son. When he sees Cu Chulainn, he will slap his shoulder with great joy and laugh heartily.
Lover. Mistress. A reunion would be a delight, the past is something to yearn for. And then, he talks like a filthy old man. Though Medb will strike back with ease...
A peerless beauty. Teacher. The thought of asking her for one night is there, but he understands that it is impossible.
Basically he isn't doing anything that will disturb his position as reliable uncle, but towards adult women the indication of "I want you as my companion for the night" is oozing. Because children are to be protected, he doesn't really have any interest in those who look young.
A great glutton that possessed matchless vigor and libido. There are not that many humans who can compare to his peerlessness.
Creation and ConceptionEdit
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 Fate/Grand Order - Saber Profile [T]
Fergus mac Róich - Saber
Illustrator and Voice actor
Voice Actor: Takaya Kuroda
Noble Phantasm: A+
Nature of a Rebellious Spirit: B
Eye of the Mind (True): A
Magic Resistance: B
Caladbolg: The Rainbow Sword
Type: Anti-Army Noble Phantasm
A brave warrior from the Celtic, Ulster era (Cycle).
A member of the Knights of the Red Branch, a magic sword-user that is also known as the friend and foster father of the hero Cú Chulainn.
A great glutton that possessed matchless vigor*, great generosity, who didn't felt envy nor fear-- even now, Fergus' reputation as a magnificent brave warrior has been left for posterity.
Level 1 Bond
Source: Celtic mythology, Knights of the Red Branch
Alignment: Lawful Neutral Gender: Male
Heaven and Earth Sky Great Rotation!**
Level 2 Bond
Rank: A+ Type: Anti-Army
Also known as Spiral Rainbow Sword. Or just Spiral Sword.
An Anti-Army Noble Phantasm that boasts high-power and wide-range, which makes even landscape destruction possible. Its sword-shimmer when brandished "cut off three hills" - such fearsome power has been denoted in legends.
Level 3 Bond
In legends, it cut a hill by means of "a sword-shimmer that extended like rainbow", but when wielded as a Noble Phantasm, Caladbolg's aspects as a landscape destruction weapon becomes pronounced. Namely, a no-questions-asked great attack that breaks the earth.
It has been said that, in later ages, it became the model for the magic swords・holy swords that many heroes obtained. Also, the model of Excalibur Galatine.
The "kougei (虹霓)"*** in its name means "rainbow".
Level 4 Bond
A man who established a corner of the Knights of the Red Branch, but he left the knight order out of rage from the betrayal of Conchobar, king of Ulster. At the outbreak of the greatest war in Ulster legends, he stayed beside his lover Medb, queen of Connacht, and displayed his valour.
He was kept from revealing his true prowess due the fact Cú Chulainn was in Ulster, but still reached the point where he was one step away from slaying King Conchobar.
Level 5 Bond
Due the pledge (geis) exchanged with Cú Chulainn at this occasion, he will achieve victory almost unconditionally in case there is a rematch with him.
At the time of the second invasion of Ulster, Queen Medb - who was scheming her revenge against Cú Chulainn - concluded that "Fergus existence will become a bother" and did not invite him to the battlefield. Afterwards, he was assassinated by a jealousy-driven King Ailill, Medb's husband.
His wish for the Holy Grail is to "once again "get along" together with my wife and Medb".
Get along. Together.**
By the way, his wife is a goddess of the forest-- a Divine Spirit. There are not that many humans who can compare to his peerlessness!
*by the way, the original term can also be translated as "endless sexual stamina"
**this is actually a pun, as it can also be understood that he wants a three-way with the two of them.
***don't look at me! It was like that in the original!!
****I tried to find a good synonym for rainbow to put here, but it didn't work out. I'm leaving like this then.
フェルグス・マック・ロイ - セイバー
聖杯にかける願いは「妻やメイヴとまた “仲良く” したい」。
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4
 Fate/complete material II: Character Material - Weapons: Caladbolg II, p.128
Caladbolg is the demonic sword wielded by the Irish hero Fergus mac Róich in Celtic mythology. The version that Archer projects has been altered to improve its function as an arrow.
In the legends, Fergus mac Róich was the former king of Ulster and foster-father of the hero Cú Chulainn. However, he was tricked out of his kingship, and later allied with Connacht, an enemy of Ulster. During the decisive battle between Connacht and Ulster, Fergus was able to corner the enemy king who had betrayed him, but was prevented from killing him. It is said that he redirected his rage at this turn of events upon three hills, using Caladbolg to blast their tops clean off.
Cú Chulainn is affected by a geis that makes it his duty to be defeated once by the sword so long as the wielder is Ulster-born. For that reason, it could be said to be his natural enemy.
Also, there is a theory that the Caladbolg from Celtic mythology is the same sword as the Caledfwlch from Welsh mythology, making it a prototype of Excalibur.
カラドボルグの本来の所有者であるフェルグスは、同じくケルト神話の英雄であるクー·フーリンの養父。コノ ートとウルスターの戦いにおいて、フェルグスが王を見逃す代わりにカラドボルグを使って３つの丘の頂を薙ぎ 払ったという伝説が残る。
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Fate/hollow ataraxia - The past is already