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Rider (ライダー, Raidā?) is a Rider-class Servant able to be summoned by the Protagonist in the Grand Orders of Fate/Grand Order.

ProfileEdit

IdentityEdit

Rider's True Name is Georgios (ゲオルギウス, Georugiusu?), also known as Saint George, the Dragon-slaying Saint (ドラゴン殺しの聖者, Doragon-goroshi no Seija?). Although Georgios is a holy man, his heroic saga is by no means inferior that of your average knight. A saint of the Catholic Church whose main stories are in the Golden Legend, a collection of legends on saints, and in the Seven Champions of Christendom.[2][3][1]

LegendEdit

In the Golden Legend (黄金伝説抄, Kogane Densetsu?), he was passing through a village that offered a sacrifice to calm a dragon, and defeated the dragon by throwing his spear. Having captured the dragon, he killed it only on the condition that the whole country the village was in adopted Christianity.[2][3]

In the Seven Champions of Christendom (キリスト教圏の七勇士, Kirisuto-kyōken no Nana Yūshi?), he was kidnapped by a witch and raised by her, but he realized she was evil and sealed her in a cave, releasing 6 other saints from the same circumstances. He then went to Egypt and rescued a princess offered as a sacrifice to a dragon, killing the dragon by striking it at a spot uncovered by scales with Ascalon, a sword offered to him by the witch who had raised him.[2][3]

AppearanceEdit

Georgios is a tall man, apparently in either his late 20s or early 30s. He possesses brown eyes and long hair of the same color that reaches his waist.

His knightly armor is of a brozen-orange colour, covering from his neck to his feet. By the looks of his feet armor (and later additions to the armour through Ascension in Fate/Grand Order), it appears to be dragon-themed, reflecting his ability to bestow the Dragon Trait to others through one of his Noble Phantasms. Portions of his armor, mainly the left side of his torso, are covered by a white garment with a red, vertical stripe on it. He wears a white cape, tied around his shoulders by a brown, leather belt, with a red horizontal stripe drawn on it. He appears to possess a second layer of clothing underneath the white garments with the same shape, but coloured red instead.

His sword, Ascalon, is a double edged-weapon with a white blade and a golden hilt.

In his first Ascension, his appearance is as described above and is the one that most closely resembles his deisgn in Fate/complete material IV Extra material.

In his second Ascension, a piece or armor is added to his forearm, along with a dragon head-shaped piece to his left shoulder, in addition to a red sash attached to the new shoulder piece, besides his cape.

In his third Ascension, three more sashes are added to his outfit: two red, thin, long sashes, and a single one, also red, but shorter, wider, and with a white stripe running down the middle. In addition, his Noble Phantasm Ascalon changes its shape to a thicker, weapon, the top ending in a diagonal line, blades still white but the middle portion black, with a golden line running down to its now black hilt, ending as a golden logo at the bottom.


PersonalityEdit

  • Patrimony (残せるもの, ?)

Georgius is an upright man who tasks himself to protect the meager, indiscriminate in his kindness. It is his firm belief that anyone is capable of error, and that anyone is capable of learning from their mistakes and returning to path of virtue; those who would oppress others and permit violence to rule their hearts and actions have merely fallen prey to their own weakness. On his watch, however, none shall be permitted to injure others; and if necessary, his sword shall be drawn to intervene.[3]

A lover of travel, he has recently grown interested in the cameras of the modern era.[3]

RelationshipsEdit

Ritsuka Fujimaru
In order to save the world, Georgios will gladly devote his soul to his master. He will wage his life for his master without hesitation. However, if you wish to repay this dedication, you should act as a righteous Master.[2]
Martha
Jeanne d'Arc
Jeanne Alter

RoleEdit

Fate/Grand OrderEdit

Orleans: Wicked Dragon Hundred Years' War Edit

Georgios is an ally and assist Ritsuka Fujimaru and Mash Kyrielight. He is found by Jeanne d'Arc and Marie Antoinette, who need his help to heal Siegfried from a curse. Georgios though is hesitant to leave the town he is protecting from Jeanne Alter and her dragons. However, Marie agrees to protect the town in Georgios' place, allowing him to leave with Jeanne and heal Siegfried's curse. Rider assists Ritsuka and their party in the battle against Jeanne Alter's forces.

Do Moon Goddesses Dream of Dango?Edit

Travelling with Saint Martha and Sasaki Kojirou, Georgios run into Marie Antoinette, Chevalier d'Eon, and Charles-Henri Sanson, who give them most of their dumplings as a sign of friendship. Afterwards, she and the others go to the waters of Marseille to pray.

Later, while camping at the shoreline of Marseille, Georgios wonders if Martha wants a photo from him, though he points out that his specialty is in landscapes. After Martha rejects his photography, he begins eating dumplings with her and Sasaki. He then states that Martha was empty-handed before God gave her staff when Sasaki questioned her about her punching Tarasque. Georgios then wonders if Martha fought dragons with fists before she became a saint, and finding that fascinating as a dragon slayer, he says would've liked to take a picture of her during that time. Ritsuka Fujimaru, Mash Kyrielight, and Artemis soon arrive however, with Mash demanding that they surrender. Georgios and the others seemingly return the dumplings to the group after hearing they were stolen, but Artemis reveals that they're still hiding some. After Artemis revealed where Martha and Sasaki are hiding their dumplings, Georgios tries to use them as a scapegoat until Artemis points out that he's hiding dumplings in camera bag. With their poor deception unveiled by Artemis, Georgios fights the group with Martha and Sasaki. After being defeated by the group, Georgios and Sasaki pretend to pass out due to their male pride, but both end up getting knocked unconscious by Martha.

Salomon: The Grand Time TempleEdit

Georgios is amongst the "Orleans" Singularity Servants to aid Chaldea against Demon Gods Pillar.[4]

InterludeEdit

In his interlude St. George, Georgios begin to teach Mash about Phantasmal species, but he is interrupted when Romani reports about a distortion regarding a dragon. Feeling that it will be a good field study, Georgios goes with Ritsuka and Mash to the distortion, and upon arriving he takes pictures of the environment with the camera he was given by Ritsuka. Then, after killing some wyverns, the group encounters a cannibalistic dragon that is the source of the distortion. With the dragon's death, the distortion begins to close, but Georgios prays for the dragon to rest in peace before he and the others are rayshifted back to Chaldea.

AbilitiesEdit

He is a Heroic Spirit that displays his true strength when he is on the defensive. Possessing the holy sword Ascalon, his anecdote of having exterminated a dragon is famous. He rides the horse Bayard that negates enemies attacks only once.[2]

In his era of origin, when Magecraft still retained its ancient strength, countless wielders of the arcane arts attempted to bring him low with their spells, but he managed to emerge unscathed. For his Magic Resistance skill in this ability, it would not be an exaggeration to title the Servant a "Magus Killer."[3]

Though classed as a Rider, and noted in his heroic legend to defeated a dragon on horseback, the Servant is not exceptionally skilled in mounted maneuverability. He receives a class bonus in this Riding ability as a Servant, but in life, his apparent expertise in riding would be rightfully attributed to the skill of his trusted steed, Bayard.[3]

Beloved by the World, the unyielding force of life within the Servant permits the continuation of combat even in the event of fatal injury, which resulted in his Battle Continuation skill. He is further driven by a conscientiousness of the faith and expectations of those he desires to protect. A divine protection from the Earth rooted in the veneration of Georgius as a Patron of Harvest.[3]

The Servant receives a temporary attribute bonus if acting in the defense of others with the Guardian Knight (守護騎士, Shugo Kishi?) skill. A protector of numerous nations and expansive regions in life, the Servant is capable of deriving effectively unlimited defensive capabilities from those who place their faith and expectations in him.[2][3]

Soul of a Martyr (殉教者の魂, Junkyōsha no Tamashii?) is the nullification of mental interference through firmness of faith. In life, the Servant endured persecution and torture at the hands those who would see him denounce his faith, but never once did he falter in his ministry of Christ.[2][3]

Upon engagement, the Servant is capable of optimizing his position by identifying and exploiting favorable developments. However, the Instinct skill cannot be activated except for defensive purposes. The Servant typically uses this ability to vaguely divine the intent of an opponent so as to determine whether engagement is an appropriate course of action, or if the opponent is an "enemy that must be fought."[3]

He has a low ranking Divinity skill, as the Servant was revered as a saint in the medieval era, the strength of his nature as a Divine Spirit is equivalent in rank to the deities of minor cults and the forgotten gods of yore. Incidentally, the name "Georgius" was originally related in sense to the tilling of the earth in ancient farming communities rooted in the reverence of the Middle Eastern God of Harvest, Ba'al.[3]

DevelopmentEdit

Creation and ConceptionEdit

Rider was designed by Kiyomune Miwa and illustrated by Higashiguchi Chuuou for the canceled Fate/Apocrypha online game project which was not included in the final version.[3] He was collected along with the other thirteen initial Servant designs in Fate/complete material IV Extra material. The project was revived in novel format afterwards, Yuuichirou Higashide said Georgius was removed from the novel because he would be the third saint in the story. He would have to be included in the ideological conflict between Joan of Arc and Amakusa, but he feared it would become too confusing. Also, considering the final outcome of the story, his value as a character dimmed further since his Noble Phantasm would cause the metamorphosis midway through the story, so he was discarded and replaced by Achilles.[5]

Yuuichirou Higashide are responsible for Georgios' Scenario in Fate/Grand Order.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  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 I - Georgios, p.214-221
  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
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 3.16 3.17 3.18 3.19 3.20 3.21 3.22 3.23 3.24 3.25 3.26 3.27 3.28 3.29 3.30
  4. Fate/Grand Order - Salomon: The Grand Time Temple - Act 02: I / Blast Furnace Naberius