|Also known as:|| Völsunga King|
King of Noble Warriors
|Appears in:||Fate/Grand Order|
|Character type:||Servant (Master: Protagonist)|
Sigurd is known as the Greatest Hero of Northern Europe who possessed Gram in the Völsunga Saga. Similiar in origin and legend to Siegfried, even described as Sigurd (Siegfried) (シグルズ（ジークフリート）, Shiguruzu (Jīkufurīto)?) in Der Ring des Nibelungen a legend of a knight equal to that of King Arthur and within Brynhild Romantia's profile as well. Gram is also attributed as the origin of Balmung and said to have appeared as Balmung in the later Der Ring des Nibelungen. Sigurd was said to have received the shattered fragments of the sword Gram a chosen sword of appointment lodged in the mighty tree within the halls of king Völsung of the Völsung clan that was originally pulled out by his father who wielded it, Sigmund, and reforged it anew into a cursed demonic sword capable of killing even a dragon. He later took the Valkyrie Brynhildr, sleeping encircled by flame, as his wife, but betrayed her by presenting her as his brother-in-law's wife due to having lost his memories after drinking a special alcohol. Although she accepted the events as her immutable fate, she later learned he had already regained his memories by that point, eventually killing him through a conspiracy and taking her own life to follow after him. His story is called one of both glory and ruin befitting such a great hero.
Sigurd's legend the "Völsunga saga" came into existence around the 5~6th century at nearly the same time as the “Nibelungenlied”, the story of the hero Siegfried. Wagner's opera "Der Ring des Nibelungen" is a masterpiece work that compiles these legends together. Although Siegfried and Sigurd share similar origins, they are two different existences.
The posthumous child of Hjördís, and King Sigmund of Frakkland who fell in battle against Odin, shattering Gram into fragments with his spear Gungnir. He was sent by King Alf who married his mother to be raised by his blacksmith and teacher, the Dwarf Regin as his foster-father. He personally revived the sword Gram, "the sword of supremacy in the tree", reforging it anew into a demonic sword that was capable of killing even a dragon, becoming renowned as a demonic sword of both ruin and glory. He soon became the everlasting friend of Grani a descendant of Sleipnir; becoming his steed in turn. As he avenged his father, by defeating the armies that joined King Hunding. Soon becoming a long time military man of valor and then a dragonslayer by slaying the dragon Fafnir unabated. As he obtained the wisdom of the gods and power, by devouring the dragon’s heart after beheading his foster-father Regin who tried to take Fafnir's hoard.
Later in his life he rode forth to the top of the summit on Mt. Hindarfjall, an inhuman devil cave; bravely riding through the flame with his steed to reach her. He came before her, cutting off her mythril armor with Gram. From that act she awakened from her long sleep, but questions him why is he doing this. He should have already knew of the prophecy from his uncle. In which is that if both of them were to meet each other, ruin would await upon both of them in the future. He replied that, he knew of it and is doing this act because he’s only doing what has to be done. As love and emotion are not necessary for him; his plan was to go against the prophecy only to save her and not love her then. Brynhildr felt glad, but at the same time she felt sadness inside as well, he said this to her that he intends to do just that. But unfortunately he had fallen in love with her in first sight, giving her a smile, Brynhildr felt her heart go. As the smile he gave her in which pierced her very center. He then proposed to her, taking her as his wife.
After a time they had spent together in their honey moon, she taught him the original runes she had learnt from her father Odin, as time went by he left her to continue his hero's journey until his return. In his journey he had been tricked to drink a special alcohol which was made by Gudrun to have Sigurd forget Brynhildr so he may marry Her. Gunnar, Gudrun's brother desired to marry Brynhildr, so he and Sigurd rode off to meet with her, yet she still loved Sigurd and said only the one who passes the trials shall gain her hand in marriage. Gunther knew he could not do it, so he had asked Sigurd for aid. The one she loved the most in the world; disguising himself with runes in the guise of his brother-in-law's shape. Sigurd rode forth with his steed Grani, proposing to her again in the guise of his brother-in-law, however Brynhildr knew it was Sigurd. Challenging him into a fight, although this was sophistry as Sigurd was already much stronger than her. As a result, he won the fight from the combat skills she provided to him from their time together, presenting her as his brother-in-law's wife. Although she accepted the events as her immutable fate, she later learned he had already regained his memories by that point, but said nothing for the sake of everyone. Eventually she raised her own hand against her beloved one, killing him by slicing him in half while his family and all of his followers were killed as well through a conspiracy as she took her own life to follow after him into the afterlife.
Lancer described his looks as that like those of an ice sculpture who had attractive features. But has a calm expression like he was a demon that was born from a glacier while wearing the Helm of Fafnir inscribed onto his person. His brisk tone icy voice resembled that of his mother's or father's, or that of his foster-father's, who was even more of a wicked strategist than his parents, his form and nature were probably handed down to him from some much distant ancestor; being a descendant of Odin. The looks in his honest eyes can make someone fascinated by them as the color of his gentle eyes gave the impression of a good item to honor gratitude as it shown within the wisdom of the dragon Fafnir with his daring gaze, even a single smile from him made Brynhildr lovestruck, making her very heart go as it pierced her very being.
Truly a hero that was fearless, a being who was not a person standing in line with the earth gallantly, without disdaining his enemy by showing his back to them, without being frugal with gold, and being strict with himself more than anyone, and was more proud-hearted than all of the successive generations of Kings in each land. Expressing no emotion whatsoever even in dire situations, being shown to be stoic as he kept fighting without knowing the love of his mother, father, and foster-father while he took action to do what had to be done as it was necessary.
In Fate/Prototype: Fragments of Sliver and Blue Lancer mentions him in her thoughts as her master Nigel Sayward forces her with one of his Command Spells to take in the drug. She goes after Saber to kill him, mistaking him for Sigurd her beloved one from the effects of the miracle drug.
Sigurd is mentioned in Fate/stay night within Gram's Weapon Profile.
In power, and intellect, he excelled the most even among his brothers who spoke of him as an unparalleled hero who far surpassed others in all of his abilities and skills, a man who is praised by all of the people including those that excelled at magic but not only magic as being “The King of Noble Warriors that excels more than anyone." He wields the reforged demonic sword Gram as a peerless swordsman who didn't even show a bit of wavering in skill, whilst wafting an icy presence that resembled frost heaving in his swordplay.
 Fate/Apocrypha material - CHARACTER Profile: Saber of "Black", p.058-059 [T]
Saber of "Black" - Real name: Siegfried
- Height: 190cm
- Weight: 80kg
- Blood type: Unknown
- Birthday: Unknown
- Talents: Automatic Wish Fulfillment
- Likes: Fulfilling wishes
- Dislike: Reading the atmosphere
- Image colour: Blackish brown
- Enemy: Fafnir
Comment from Yuichiro Higashide & Ototsugu Konoe
“黒”のセイバー - 真名：ジークフリート
Comment from Yuichiro Higashide & Ototsugu Konoe
- Height: 190cm
 Fate/stay night - Weapon Menu: Gram [T]
Demonic Sword, Sword of the Sun, Gram.
A demonic sword of ruin and glory that Sigurd, the greatest hero of Northern Europe, possessed in the Volsunga Saga.
It is the model of Caliburn in the legend of King Arthur. As Caliburn was a chosen sword in a stone, Gram was also a chosen sword in the mighty tree of the Volsunga king.
The legend of Gram and its possessor Sigurd is a story filled with glory and ruin, as one would expect from a great hero.
"Der Ring des Nibelungen", composed later in Middle Ages Germany, is the story of a knight equal to the legend of King Artnur, and the sword Gram changes its name and appears in it as Balmung.
As the "strongest demonic sword" equaling the "strongest holy sword", it even possesses the special characteristic of "dragon slayer".
 Fate/complete material II: Character material - Weapons: Gram, p.134
A sword that appears in the “Völsunga Saga” of Norse mythology. It is wielded by the hero Sigurd. The incident where Sigurd’s father Sigmund pulled Gram from the trunk of a tree later became the model for Caliburn, the sword in the stone. After Sigurd reforged Gram from the shattered pieces, it is said to have become a demonic sword capable even of killing a dragon.
北欧神話のひとつ「ヴォルスング·サガ」。その中で登場する英雄シグルドが所有していた魔剣がグラムであ る。木の幹に刺さった剣をシグルドの父シグムントが抜いたことがグラム誕生のキッカケとなるなど、後のカリ バーンの原型となった物語だと言われる。その後、父から剣の破片を受け継ぎ、シグルドが新たに打ち直したグ ラムは，竜をも殺す魔剣になったという。
 Fate/Extra CCC - Passionlip Matrix
Class: Alter Ego
Noble Phantasm: Brynhild Romantia (Until Death Do Us Part)
Keyword: Breast Valley, composite divinity
Strength: A+, Endurance: A, Agility: C, Magic: B, Luck: E
Presence Concealment: A+, Constitution of an Abuse Victim: A, Trash & Crash: EX
01 - Brynhild Romantia (Until Death Do Us Part)'
The Noble Phantasm that BB granted to this Alter Ego.
This Noble Phantasm strikes with more accuracy and does more damage the deeper her love toward the target is. Even if it's utterly one-sided, she will never let her loved one escape.
The Servant this Noble Phantasm was made from is the valkyrie, Brynhild, who appears in "The Völsunga Saga." The spear of love and hatred that she wielded in order to get revenge on her husband, Sigurd who betrayed her and wounded her honor. Strictly speaking, not the spear itself, but the deep love and hatred Brynhild felt for Sigurd that has taken the shape of a spear.
In "The Völsunga Saga," the fearless hero Sigurd (Siegfried) takes Brynhild, who was sleeping encircled by flame, as his wife. But afterwards, Sigurd betrays her, presenting her as his brother-in-law's wife. At first, Brynhild believed that this was due to Sigurd drinking alcohol which caused him to lose his memories and accepted these events as her immutable fate.
However, she came to know that, in reality, Sigurd had already regained his memories by that time. In the end, Brynhild killed the man she loved most in the entire world via a conspiracy and then freely took her own life in order to follow after him.
02 - Breast Valley
A simple trash box. Has the function of storing away and safeguarding unneeded data files. It's a garbage can. In Passionlip's case, the icon is set right in the middle of her chest for some reason.
To put it frankly, an imaginary space pocket into which you can put anything as long as it's as trash. If it is dust data that Passionlip has crushed, she can stow away an infinite amount, regardless of capacity.
Though it seems contradictory, it seems even objects that exceed Passionlip's own memory storage can be thrown into this valley.
At first glance, this appears to be a convenient function, but because dust data cannot be returned to its original form, it's an utterly useless function. It appears that Passionlip acquired this unique structure because she is of the type of girl who bottles her feelings up inside, leading to self-destruction and self-harm.
03 - Composite Divinity
Alter Egos are High Servants created as complexes of Heroic Spirits.
BB accessed the Moon Cell's Servant Archives, chose goddesses compatible with the Ego from them, and reproduced the data. Alter Egos came into existence as complexes of goddesses.
Passionlip is made of three goddesses.
The first is the goddess of beauty from Hindu mythology, Parvati. A goddess who loves her husband, the god of destruction Shiva, with blind devotion.
The second is the goddess of war, Durga. Considered a facet of Parvati, Durga possess ten weapons given to her as divine gifts. Passionlip's giant claws are an incarnation of those ten swords.
The third is a goddess of war from Scandinavia, Brynhildr. Unable to be tied to the hero she loved, this queen called destruction to her though her grief. In Wagner's opera, she was rendered as Brünnhilde, who appears as a valkyrie (war maiden) who escorts the souls of the departed to Valhalla. It goes without saying that the circumstances of this work led to a tragedy where she despaired over love and raised her hands against her beloved.
０１ - 死がふたりを分断つまで
０２ - ブレストバレー
０３ - 複合神性
01 - Presence Concealment [A]
A skill that allows one to take action while hiding themselves. It's a skill that those of the Assassin class possess as it's their most basis ability, but Passionlip has acquired it as well, possibly due to her personality.
Due to her timidness and cautiousness, she manifests excellent Presence Concealment, but her giant claws act as a hindrance and she is quickly discovered. If she didn't have those claws, she would be an excellent stalker.
Though this is a digression, she has been following [the PC] from early on, though no one noticed, observing and watching over them from the shadows, or something like that.
02 - Constitution of an Abuse Victim [A]
A skill that increases the chances of being targeted by enemies in group battles. It appears to be a minus skill, but for a Servant with strong defensive capabilities, possessing this skills allows them to function as an excellent escort.
A slight bonus to defense is included. Once it reaches rank A, an even more unique effect is added: The more the attacking party attacks, the more they will lose their composure until the holder of this skill is all they can think of.
03 - Trash & Crash [EX]
A unique power, called id_es, that the Alter Egos possess from their creation.
A cheat skill that evolved from "Monstrous Strength." No matter how large the capacity of the item, as long as it is "something that can be enveloped by her hands," she can crush and and compress it, whatever it may be.
What that she compresses become a 5 cm by 5 cm by 5 cm cube but its mass can only be reduced to 1/10th of its mass before it was compressed. After it's been compressed, it is treated as dust data.
The only things Passionlip can crush are garments that are smaller than her hands--not. As long as it is something that can be "placed within her hands" based on her vantage point, she can treat it as a target.
For example, in the case of her target being a mega-structure such as the Arena, as long as she is in a place where she has an unimpeded view of the Arena, the requirements will have been met.
She can hold her hands out to the faraway Arena which has become so small and once the entirety of the Arena has completely settled on her hand, it is recognized as Lip "grabbing" it and crushing it becomes possible.
It's planar physical interference which ignores perspective, but as you would expect crushing large objects requires time.
０１ - 気配遮断 [A+]
０２ - 被虐待質 [A]
０３ - トラッシュ＆クラッシュ [EX]
01 - Barrier Against Cognizance
Barrier against cognizance: Most humans cannot look at themselves from an objective point of view. This is not limited to the heart but also occurs with the physical body.
Humans cannot see themselves. No, more correctly, the impartiality to look upon "oneself without falsehoods" and accept it is rare.
Because humans possess wisdom, they are able to turn only the convenient aspects of the reality in front of their eyes into the truth. It's not just being selective about what information they accept; there is also unconsciously fabricating or modifying information.
Passionlip's barrier against cognizance is of the highest order. She does not comprehend the form of her own two hands. Her "brain" averts its eyes from her own ugly appearance, and within her mind, she is converted into an exceedingly normal girl. To her, her claws only appear as "normal."
Because of this, Lip does not understand the reason "why everyone is afraid of me." Without realizing the reason is her own body's ugliness, she would simply tilt her head if you were to point it out to her.
"Why are you telling such a lie?" "Are you lying to bully me again?"
In relation to her barrier against cognizance regarding her giant claws, Passionlip is a perfect victim. Though a barrier to cognizance is something born from trying to escape, there is neither deceit nor lies in her heart.
Everyone finds it difficult to face their ugly qualities. When one looks in the mirror, is the brain properly observing the image of oneself reflected there?
02 - The End of Love and Hate
The end of love and hate: the Ego born from BB's "desire to court" and "hate and love." The kind of alluring and innocent girl that men cannot help but feel lust for. The claws of her hands are an incarnation of her desire to protect her "easy for men to aim for" self.
She held affection for [the PC] for a certain reason, but after they spoke with each other within the labyrinth, she came to embrace even deeper affection.
She wished: I want to be close to them, I want to touch them, I want to talk to them, but due to her personality, those wishes were never granted, not even once.
I want to talk to them (but for some reason, they're afraid of me), so I can't talk to them. I want to approach them (but for some reason, they run away) so I can't approach them. I want them to love them (but I seem to be hated by them, no matter what) so I won't receive get their love.
From that dilemma, her love grew deeper, but in the face of [the PC's] rejection, that love turns into grief. Unable to withstand the burden of her feelings, by viewing the source of them as an enemy, as someone she hates, she was just barely able to keep her heart from collapsing.
The work of a heart faced with a reality that it could not withstand while sane--in other words, a rampage that resembles insanity.
The only person she loved in the entire world gave her a single gentle word.
Passionlip with continue to embrace that miracle for all eternity.
...Yes, even if despair heavy enough to crush her heart is waiting for her afterward.
０１ - 認識障害
０２ - 愛憎の果て
 Fate/Apocrypha material - Encyclopedia: Saber of “Black” [Servant], p.162 [T]
Saber of “Black” [Servant]
One of the Servants of the Black camp. His true name is Siegfried. He is an undisputed great hero and “dragon slayer” who appears in the “Nibelungenlied”. His tall stature, slender body and tanned-colored skin are proof of him having been soaked in the blood of a dragon. The reason the weak point on his back is exposed is because of a “curse” that forces him to do so. It conceptually prevents him from protecting his back. Even if Siegfried were to be protected by something like a spherical barrier, a hole in it would definitely open facing his back. However, there aren’t many heroes who possess the skill to pull off the tricky feat of aiming for Siegfried’s back while fighting him in the first place.
Just as the impression of his face gives off, he is reticent, but his bearing, which overflows with dignity, makes him seem well-bred. He is the type to talk with a simple, unsophisticated tone and hold back his words to the absolute minimum needed. That is the foundation of his personality, and it deepened the antagonism between him and his Master Gordes.
Siegfried’s legend came into existence around the 5~6th century and spread to many lands. At nearly the same time as the “Nibelungenlied”, the story of the hero Sigurd, the “Volsunga Saga”, came into existence. Wagner’s opera “Der Ring des Nibelungen” is a masterpiece work that compiles these legends together.
In the light novels, Siegfried as he was portrayed in the “Nibelungenlied” forms the basic essentials of his character, and he only knows about the Norse Valkyries from second-hand knowledge.
With him possessing the noble lineage of royalty, being known for various his adventures and heroic tales and having met a tragic end, there are few heroes who are as heroic as him.
But it is precisely because he is such a heroic hero that he was unconsciously burdened by binds. A hero acts out of the supplications of the people, and therefore should not act without being asked. This is because a hero is such a being. Because they possess overwhelmingly immense power, they must not act out of their own will and try to grant their own wish. A hero is a being that fulfills the wishes of others, and must not ever tread any further than that.
When his wife and the wife of his brother-in-law wounded each other’s honor and a collision between them became inevitable, he once more granted everyone’s wish. He thought that it would be resolved if he, the cause of it all, died. In the end, it called forth even more tragedy, so it seems the curse of the Rhine gold took effect perfectly.
As a Servant, he is basically hard, solid and tough. “Armor of Fafnir: Blood Armor of the Evil Dragon” blocks all regular attacks up to B rank and all Noble Phantasm attacks up to B+ rank and, in addition, “Balmung: Phantasmal Greatsword, Felling of the Sky Demon” unleashes a wide-range attack that displays its true worth against an army. The blue jewel encased in the hilt of the sword contains prana from the Age of Gods, and it is possible to pull out the sword’s power to the maximum with just small quantity of it. During his battle with Karna, Sieg managed to use the Noble Phantasm so many times consecutively only because he continued instantaneously pulling out the sword’s power while replenishing his prana with “Galvanism”. The Servant version of Siegfried cannot instantly replenish the prana he expends, so his sword’s accumulation of prana is overwhelmingly faster than that of an average Anti-Army Noble Phantasm, though still not as fast as Sieg.
In the initial plans of the Yggdmillennia team, Siegfried would go out to the front lines and receive the attacks of enemy Servants as Vlad III’s protector. Vlad would be positioned to control the battlefield with “Kaziklu Bey: Lord of Execution”. Jack the Ripper would kill the enemy Masters and cause chaos in the enemy’s rear guard along with Frankenstein. Astolfo would guide the golems and control the situation with Avicebron, while Chiron would act as support by shooting at areas where a hole in the enemy lines could be made.
It was truly a perfect formation as an academic theory, but they were forced to tearfully change tactics due to Siegfried unbelievably leaving the battlefield before the war actually began.
- ↑ Fate/Grand Order - Brynhild
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 Fate/Prototype: Fragments of Blue and Silver: Arc 4, Act 5, Part 1-A, translated by PhoenixRising at Beast's Lair.