|Appears in:||Fate/Grand Order|
|Japanese VA:||Ayane Sakura|
|Character type:||Servant (Master: Protagonist)|
|Place of Origin:||Japan|
Saber's True Name is Miyamoto Musashi (宮本武蔵, ?), her full name is Shinmen Musashi no Kami Fujiwara no Harunobu (新免武蔵守藤原玄信, ?). A swordsman from the early Edo period, Musashi was renowned as the strongest swordsman in the history of Japan. He founded the Niten Ichi-ryū (二天一流, ?) school of swordsmanship -- a martial art that involved the dual-wielding of a katana and wakizashi.
Whereas the Musashi of the established timeline was in fact historically a man, the Miyamoto Musashi that appears in Fate/Grand Order is a young woman -- a personage that originated of a timeline long-extinguished by the fall of the Quantum Time-Locks. Since the elimination of her world, she has perpetually shifted from timeline to timeline at random, traversing all varieties of locales and time-periods.
Six Realms Five Planes - The Divine Figure of Kurikara is her Noble Phantasm.
Musashi possesses a distinct Mystic Eye ability known as the Empyrean Eye (天眼, Tengan?) (Rank A), which permits the resolution of a desired result as "inevitable," by way of committing the entirety of the user's existence to the act of achieving the outcome. In practice, Musashi's application of the Empyrean Eye generally defines that "such and such location should be cut"; for example, seeking that "the opponent's right arm should be sliced off" effects, of the set of all possible methods and means available to her, the most efficient path toward this particular outcome -- "without waste, a single slice that inevitably falls" (『無駄のない、時間と空間をねじ伏せる一刀』, lit. "Without waste, a single slice that pins down time and space"; that is, the ability defines that a particular movement through a particular space at a particular time is the only permissible outcome?). To rephrase, this is an ability that focuses "the means to an end" to "a single solution"; an ability that effects the restriction of all possible futures to a "single outcome."
Hirokazu Koyama is the character designer for Musashi.
In Fate/school life, Eiichirou Mashin held a contest for which he asked his readers to submit designs for the strongest Servant. Amalgamation of four similar swordsmen of the same period as Miyamoto Musashi whose similar talents and exploits were consolidated and added to his legend, "In other words, this Musashi is a 'colony' composed of multiple people." Noble Phantasm: Mu Sashi Miya Moto (宮本武蔵, ?)
- ↑ ○天眼：Ａ
天眼は「目的を果たす力」とされる。 一つの事柄を成しえると決めたらその成就のために全身全霊を傾け、必ず達成するもの。自己の全存在を視線にのせ、目的に投射するもの、といってもよい。 武蔵の場合は『その場所を斬る』事にのみ天眼が向けられる。 たとえば『相手の右腕を切る』と決めたが最後、あらゆる手段を講じて右腕を切断する。 それは最適解としての斬撃、 『無駄のない、時間と空間をねじ伏せる一刀』 となる。 『目的達成の為の手段』を『一つに絞る』力。 無限にあるべき未来を『たった一つ』の結果に限定する、極めて特殊な魔眼と言ってもいい。