Lancer (ランサー, Ransā) is a Lancer-class Servant able to be summoned by the Protagonist in the Grand Orders of Fate/Grand Order.
Lancer's True Name is Leonidas I (レオニダス一世, Reonidasu Issei), the King of Sparta, the country that became the etymology of Spartan discipline. Leonidas reigned as the king of Sparta, but he had a difficult time administrating the nation because Sparta became the land which produced "muscle-brains".
He was famous for the Battle of Thermopylae, where he and his 300 men confronted the invading 100,000 Persians.
Powers and Stats
Tier: At least 7-B with physical strikes, Unknown with Thermopylae Enomotia
Name: Lancer, Leonidas I
Origin: Fate/Grand Order
Age: 60 at the time of death of his real-life counterpart
Classification: Lancer-Class Servant, Heroic Spirit
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Expert Spearman and Shield Wielder, Magic Resistance, Can summon his three hundred Elite Spartans that died at the Battle of Thermopylae with him, His power increases in proportion to how disadvantageous a situation he is in, Can continue fighting with grievous injuries, Soul Manipulation (all Servants can consume souls to replenish their mana)
Attack Potency: At least City level with physical strikes (Has B-Rank Strength, putting him on par with Saber under Shirou, who parried blows from Berserker), Unknown with Thermopylae Enomotia (Its power increases with the power of his enemy's attacks and how precarious the situation is as it revolves around making a counterattack)
Speed: Hypersonic+ with High Hypersonic reactions and combat speed via power-scaling (Only has a D-Rank in Agility, but should still be able to fight on par with other Servants)
Lifting Strength: At least Superhuman
Striking Strength: At least City Class, Unknown with Thermopylae Enomotia
Stamina: Virtually tireless for as long as he has sufficient mana
Range: Extended melee range with his spear, Several dozen meters by throwing it
Standard Equipment: An unnamed Greek Spear and Hoplite Shield
Intelligence: Described as a "hot-blooded idiot", Leonidas is not much of an intellectual and would prefer to attend to his city-state's military matters. Nevertheless, he is an incredibly skilled combatant, having held the line against onslaught of 100,000 soldiers with under 2000 Greeks, among whom only 300 were his personal men who stood on the front line with him, for an extended period of time before his death. As a result, his true worth only shows when in a disadvantageous position.
Weaknesses: Is rather reckless and a "hot-blooded idiot"
-Thermopylae Enomotia: Guardian of the Hot Gates (テルモピュライ・エノモタイア: 炎門の守護者, Terumopyurai Enomotaia: Honō-mon no Shugosha): is the Noble Phantasm of Leonidas. Thermopylae Enomotia is the reenactment of the legendary 300 people in the Battle of Thermopylae, the battle which engraved Leonidas' name in history.
As they are summoned as a Noble Phantasm, the three hundred people would endure the enemy's attack along with Leonidas and it will amount a strong counterattack. The greater the number of people that endured the enemy's attack, the more powerful counterattack would be.
-Magic Resistance (対魔力, Tai-Maryoku, localized as "Anti-Magic"): Grants protection against magical effects. Differently from the Resistance effect that merely rejects Magical Energy, this ability cancels the spells altogether. Leonidas' C-Rank Magic Resistance will cancel any magical spell below two-verses, but will falter in the face of High-Thaumaturgy and Greater Rituals.
-Battle Continuation (戦闘続行, Sentō Zokkō, localized as "Marshall"): is the strength of vitality for predicaments. Also, the ability to withdraw from combat and reach allied territory alive after being defeated. Leonidas' A-Rank Battle Continuation makes it possible for him to fight even with deadly injuries and will remain alive for as long as he does not receive a decisive fatal wound (i.e. having his heart or head completely destroyed).
-Dignity of the Rearguards (殿の矜持, Tono no kyōji): A unique Skill that allows the holder to display more power the more disadvantageous the situation is (such as defensive battles and military withdrawals). Leonidas' name was engraved in history for fighting an overwhelmingly superior force with a tiny military force, and thus will only display his true power against overwhelming odds.
-Warcry of the Warrior (戦士の雄叫び, Senshi no otakebi): A morale boosting skill. Similar to the breathing techniques in karate, by way of this warcry he carries out a moral coordination.