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Saver (セイヴァー, Seivā?) is the Saver-class Servant of Twice H. Pieceman in the Moon Holy Grail War of Fate/Extra.

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IdentityEdit

Saver's True Name is Buddha (覚者ブッダ, KakushaBudda?, lit. "The Enlightened One"), also known as Shakyamuni (釈尊, Shakanyorai?), a Messiah who led the path of enlightenment and Buddhahood.[3] He is a Bodhisattva, a Deva (, Kami?, a class of Buddhist Divinity; as distinct from the word 神 (Kami), which is pronounced in the same manner, but indicates a god in the general sense) of cosmic proportions, easily capable of governing the Solar System.[4]

EnlightenmentEdit

Shakyamuni is the most famous Buddha who became Buddha through self-realization. He was released from all suffering and pain while alive. His “teachings to attain Buddhahood” are what makes up Buddhism; however, in Buddhism, it never said that “if you study this, you will be saved.” Buddhism is a philosophy that came to Shakyamuni when he had reached Buddhahood, and Shakyamuni did not mention "This is the only teaching to the way of Buddhahood." The path to enlightenment varies from person to person. As far as Buddhism is concerned, the potential to become a Buddha is present within everyone. Every human will eventually attain enlightenment. Of course, this includes those who are good as well as those who are evil, those who are kind as well as those who are heartless; everyone is subject to the process of becoming a Buddha.[3]

RoleEdit

Fate/ExtraEdit

After Twice lost his original Servant, Caster, he prayed for salvation and he was given a new Servant. The reason for Twice to obtain this Servant is their shared philosophy on how good and evil can be opening one's eyes to the truth of "Humanity's salvation". Saver responded to be summoned as his Servant, for it was sinful to ignore his Master's anguish as it was too hard to be abandoned. Twice was a person who continued to confront war from his birth until his death. While he hated wars, even he cannot completely deny it: the last moments of a man who continued walking penance, like the flower of the Shorea robusta (沙羅雙樹, ?).[3]

“There is no salvation in any way to this soul. If at the very least, until the conclusion of the human race that he wished, let's continue together.[3]

—Saver

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Saver and Twice facing Hakuno.

In the decisive King of the Battle between Hakuno Kishinami and Twice, Twice summons Saver. He is the last Servant, of whom has the form of a god. Twice refers to him as a Heroic Spirit of Salvation (救世の英霊, Kyusei no Eirei?, localized as "Legendary Soul of Salvation"). His Master states that he is an entity that lives to liberate humanity from its suffering. As he was summoned, he claims that for the sake of leading humanity to follow the path of Tathatā and thus to enlightenment, he will grant salvation and guide them with the might of his Vajra (ヴァジュラ, Vuajura?).[5]

All of Hakuno's Servants have different responses to Saver's summoning. Saber acknowledges that Saver is a Heroic Spirit too much for her alone to handle as she only knows suffering. Archer was not expecting Twice to have an exalted Messiah-type Servant. Caster thinks it's cliché for Twice to be saved by a god. But nevertheless, they are all confident to take down Saver and Twice with Hakuno's support.

After Twice vanishes, Hakuno Kishinami expected Saver to fade away like Twice. Rather than Saver lending his power to his Master, he only showed mercy during the King of the Battle.[3] Saver, before vanishing, explains that all life will eventually perish and that all living things are trapped in Saṃsāra (輪廻, lit. endless cycle of rebirth?). He further says that Twice's salvation is in Nirvana where he will witness the end of the world.[6] Hakuno saw Saver's last expression much like his Master's, and as he fade away, Hakuno compares him to be like a Shorea robusta flower losing its petal. Hakuno deduces Saver as the messiah Buddha who was the only person to have escaped the cycle of suffering and that Saver allied himself with that Master not because he agreed with Twice's ideals, but out of compassion for his soul.

Last EncoreEdit

Saber was fighting against Saver; however, Saver overwhelms Saber when he used Chakravartin to strike her down.[7]

Other appearancesEdit

The Buddha appears briefly in Xuanzang Sanzang's Noble Phantasm in Fate/Grand Order.

AbilitiesEdit

Saver possesses 34,760 HP, and his Noble Phantasms are Amita Amitābha and Chakravartin.

As with other Servants of the Saver Class, Saver possesses the Class Skills of Charisma, a rare natural talent for commanding armies, and Counter Hero, which imposes a rank-down upon any opponent that are classified as' Heroes' or 'Anti-Heroes'.[1]

Enlightenment of the Sacred Fig is a Skill that negates damage and mental interference.[1] However, those with the Divinity Skill can break through and defend against this Skill.[8] Saver, who has attained an EX Rank in this Skill, should be able to tranquilly receive even the seven desires of man.[1]

CombatEdit

  • Samadhi (三昧, ?) - Refers to the state of perfect meditative union. Enhances Saver's attributes and causes Saver's GUARD command to drain MP from the attacker.
  • Dukkha Samudaya (集諦, ?) - The accumulation of the noble truth of suffering. A counterattack that deals high damage.
  • Madhyamā-pratipad (中道, ?) - The middle way, a moderation in favor of indulgence or mortification. An attribute enhancement which causes Saver's ATTACK command to recover HP.
  • Dukkha (苦諦, ?) - The noble truth that life is full of suffering. An attribute enhancement which causes Saver's BREAK command to stun.
  • Śūnyatā (空虚, ?) - Emptiness, the concept that all things are without absolute identity or permanence. Deals damage, which is reduced by having a higher magical energy stat.

Despite his appearance, Saver is skilled in close hand-to-hand combat. He uses Kalaripayattu, the ancient Indian fighting style from which all rationally derived martial arts are descended.[1]

DevelopmentEdit

Creation and ConceptionEdit

Before his identity was announced, Takeuchi Takashi commented that he was inspired by reading Osamu Tezuka's Buddha manga.[9]

ReceptionEdit

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
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4
  4. Fate/Extra Last Encore - Episode 01: The Present Lies at the Bottom of an Olden Limbo