Saber (Fate/Grand Order - Lancelot)

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Nasuverse character

Lancelot Saber FGO




Japanese name: セイバー
Franchise: Fate
Appears in: Fate/Grand Order
Japanese VA: Okiayu Ryotaro
Character type: Servant (Master: Protagonist)
Servant classes: FGO SaberFGO BerserkerFGO LancerFGO Rider
Gender: Male[1]
Height: 191cm[1]
Weight: 81kg[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 Sir Lancelot (サー・ランスロット, Sā・Ransurotto?), 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.[2][3] The "Knight of the Lake", admired as the strongest even among the Knights of the Round Table.[2] 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.[4] It is said that the tragic love story of Diarmuid Ua Duibhne and Grainne later became the story model of Guinevere and Lancelot.[5]


He was originally born and raised in France.[6] Having lost his parents as a child, he was raise by the fairy of the lake Nimue and thus gained the alias "Knight of the Lake".[2]

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.[6]

  • 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.[6]

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.[6] It was those words that began to trigger his insanity.[7] 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.[6] 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 learnt about the affair, Agravain who was working for Morgan le Fay had exposed the adultery relationship to the public. The queen was ordered to be executed, Lancelot left with no other choice. Lancelot attempted to save her, killing several of his fellow knights including Gawain's brothers, Gareth and Gaheris, in the process.[8] 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.[8]

His disloyalty had fractured the balance within 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.[3] Lancelot, even after being excommunicated, wanted to participate the Battle of Camlann to serve his King but Gawain hostilely rejected him which resulted in the downfall of his King and country.[8]



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.[1]

“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.[1]


Fate/Grand OrderEdit

Camelot: Sacred Round Table RealmEdit



Creation and ConceptionEdit

Shima Drill is the character designer for Saber.


  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 Fate/Grand Order - Lancelot (Saber), Translation by Master of Chaos
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2
  3. 3.0 3.1
  4. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 Garden of Avalon - Chapter 3: The declining sun - Story of knights translation, p.072-079
  5. Einzbern Consultation Room - Episode 6
  6. 8.0 8.1 8.2

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