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



Saber's True Name is Lancelot, also known as the Knight of the Lake (湖の騎士, Mizūmi no kishi?), the person serving as a negative symbol of the Arthurian legend.[3][4] The "Knight of the Lake", admired as the strongest even among the Knights of the Round Table.[3] He was extremely loyal to King Arthur as one of the Knights of the Round Table. Lancelot's downfall began when he fell in love with Artoria's queen, Guinevere.[5] It is said that the tragic love story of Diarmuid Ua Duibhne and Grainne later became the story model of Guinevere and Lancelot.[6]


He was originally born and raised in France.[7] Having lost his parents as a child, he was raised by the fairy of the lake Nimue and thus gained the alias "Knight of the Lake".[3]

He had heard rumors of the King of Britain. He believed the King of Knights in Britain was pure nonsense. He began to compare himself with the King of Knights until he decided to travel to Britain to see the legendary king with his own eyes.[7]

  • Artoria with Bedivere (right) Gawain (far right) and Lancelot (left).
  • Lancelot, when he is still a true knight.
  • Anime version of Lancelot's illustration in Alfred Tennyson's poetic circle, Idylls of the King.

He met the King as soon as he landed in Britain in the midst of battle. It carved a deep impression of the King when he saw the sight of a young boy riding on his horse, gallantly swinging her sword in a horde of invaders. It proved how wrong he was, the requirement to battle day and night was not physical attributes but it was one who holds unwavering convictions. Lancelot had fought together with the King in that battle, and for his accomplishments he was granted the honor of speaking with her as a friend and invited to Camelot as a guest. Before long, he began desiring a seat on the Round Table. He became a knight among the Round table and saw many battles.[7]

He had many famous exploits, including once hiding his name and disguising himself to enter a horse race for the sake of a friend’s honor. Even after falling into a trap and being forced to face the enemy's blades with only his bare hands, he had proved victorious with his skilled fighting prowess using only an elm branch.


When Sir Tristan left the castle saying King Arthur does not understand how others feel.[7] It was those words that began to trigger his insanity.[8] Sir Lancelot wishes to lessen the burden for his King, a wish that Guinevere also held. They conversed with each other and came to recognize each other as friends and rely on the other. It was then that Sir Lancelot became attracted to her. He learnt the King's secret from her.[7] Though the king was actually a woman, she had married in order to maintain the pretense that she was a man and the image of a stable royal family. Guinevere, in turn, willingly sacrificed her own life as a woman in order to preserve this ideal government.

When Lancelot and the queen began their affair, the Knight of the Lake considered fleeing Camelot with her, but his loyalty to Artoria and his sense of duty prevented him from doing so. When political enemies of the king learned about the affair, Agravain, who was working for Morgan le Fay, exposed the adulterous relationship to the public. The queen was ordered to be executed. Lancelot attempted to save her, killing several of his fellow knights including Gawain's siblings, Gareth and Gaheris, in the process.[9] He fled back to his own domain.

Lancelot, who was considered the perfect knight, Guinevere, the queen who had made her beloved betray his duty, and Artoria, the king who blamed herself for her loyal knight's despair, all suffered from the resulting fallout. Although Artoria forgave Lancelot's actions, Gawain still bore great hatred towards Lancelot for his betrayal and the death of his brothers.[9]

His disloyalty fractured the balance among the Knights of the Round Table. This incident eventually became the trigger of civil war and carnage, and the country shattered to pieces in the flames of war.[4] Lancelot, even after being excommunicated, wanted to participate in the Battle of Camlann to serve his King but Gawain hostilely rejected him, which resulted in the downfall of his King and country.[9]



In his condition, summoned under the Saber Class is the closest to his original form. Caring for justice, honoring women, loathing evil - this virtuous figure overflowing with romance was acknowledged as the "ideal knight" by King Arthur.[2]

“A noble knight? Don't make me laugh. I participated in the destruction of Britain!”


Lancelot himself probably feels more than anyone else that it is an irony for him to be a Saber. And thus Lancelot is convinced that the most appropriate Class for himself is Berserker.[2]


Fate/Grand OrderEdit


Lancelot, along with the other Knights of the Round Table, is summoned by the Lion King in the "Camelot" Singularity. The Lion King gives them the choice to either aid her in her "Holy Selection" or side against her, giving them a half a day to decide. Lancelot, although he was loathe to admit it, realizes that the Lion King is making the best out of a bad situation, deciding to side with her, along with Gawain, Agravain, Tristan, Gareth, and Mordred. They then kill their former comrades and form the Knights of the Round Table#Knights of the Lion King. He receives the Gift of "Ferocity" from the Lion King, due to vowing to ascertain the situation as a person, not martyring himself to justice.

The group sets out to the Holy Land, slaughtering any who side against them there and engaging the False Crusaders in battle. They easily defeat the Crusaders, except their leader, the Servant who claims to be Richard I. He manages to hold off the knights, possessing immense power. Finally, Gareth sacrifices herself by restraining their opponent using her own body, giving the Knights the opportunity to deal the final blow. Despite understanding Gareth's noble act of sacrifice, Lancelot is unable to move his body to attack, not wanting to once more do the deed. Instead, Gawain manages to deal the lethal strike, killing both Gareth and their opponent. The Lion King and her knights thus take control of the Holy Land, establishing the Holy City.[10]

Camelot: Sacred Round Table RealmEdit

When Chaldea arrives in the Singularity, Lancelot is away from the city, currently returning from a mission. The Hassan of the Cursed Arm mentions that he had killed the Hassan of the Quaking Pipe at some point.

Salomon: The Grand Time TempleEdit

Lancelot is amongst the "Camelot" Singularity Servants to aid Chaldea against the Demon Gods Pillars.[11]

Other appearancesEdit

He made a cameo in Fate/Apocrypha anime along with the Knights of the Round Table in Kairi Sisigou's dream.[12]

He and the Knights of the Round Table appears briefly in Lord El-Melloi II Case Files.[13]


Lancelot's Noble Phantasms are Arondight and Arondight - Overload. His skills are Magic Resistance (B Rank), Riding (B Rank), Knight of the Lake (A Rank), Eternal Arms Mastership (A+ Rank), A Knight Does Not Die With Empty Hands (A++ Rank) and Protection of the Fairies (A Rank).

Lancelot received the Gift of "Ferocity" from the Lion King.


Creation and ConceptionEdit

Shima Drill is the character designer for Saber.[1][2] Yuuichirou Higashide and Kinoko Nasu is the scenario writer for his character.[1]


  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 Fate/Grand Order material IV - Lancelot, p.102-109
  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 Fate/Grand Order - Lancelot (Saber), Translation by Master of Chaos
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2
  4. 4.0 4.1
  5. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 Garden of Avalon - Chapter 3: The declining sun - Story of knights translation, p.072-079
  6. Einzbern Consultation Room - Episode 6
  7. 9.0 9.1 9.2
  8. Camelot/Zero translated at Beast's Lair
  9. Fate/Grand Order - Salomon: The Grand Time Temple - Act 07: VI / Spy Satellite Amon
  10. Fate/Apocrypha - Episode 06: Knight of Rebellion
  11. Lord El-Melloi II Case Files - case. Mystic Eyes collection train (Lower)