There is only one!
|~ Nero's retort to Alexander|
Saber (セイバー, Seibā) is the Saber-class Servant available to be chosen by Hakuno Kishinami in the Moon Cell Holy Grail War in Fate/Extra and Fate/Extra CCC. She is often called Red Saber (赤セイバー, Aka Seibā) to distinguish her from other Sabers.
Saber's identity is Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus (ネロ・クラウディウス・カエサル・アウグストゥス・ゲルマニクス, Nero Kuraudiusu Kaesaru Augusutusu Gerumanikusu), the Fifth Roman Emperor. She had the reputation of a notorious tyrant whose rule was made up of schemes and poison as she oppressed all religious forces, especially Christians, and the Roman Senate during the period from 50 to 60 AD. It is believed in one theory that the Book of Revelation was written as a reaction against said oppression. She was regarded in the same light as the devil, as the assumed Hebrew pronunciation of of her name as a emperor, Nero Caesar pronounced as "NRVN QSR", equates with the "Number of the Beast". This name and the "Beast of Babylon" refers to Rome itself and it is not an alias given to her as an individual.
Powers and Stats
Tier: At least 7-B, higher with Laus Saint Claudius, Fax Caelestis and Aestus Domus Aurea | At least 7-B, higher with Laus Saint Claudius, Fax Caelestis and Aestus Domus Aurea | 5-A
Name: Saber, Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus
Age: 30 at the time of her death
Classification: Servant, Emperor of Rome, Saber-Class Servant
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Can gain skills with Imperial Privilege (Such as boosting her stats and other things), Resurrection, Soul Manipulation (all Servants can consume souls to replenish their mana), Resistance to Magic (Including effects such as Petrification, Mind Manipulation, and Spatial Manipulation), Regeneration (High-Low), Pocket Reality Manipulation, Can resurrect herself up to three times with Thrice-Setting Sun | All previous abilities, along with Resistance to Matter Manipulation, Soul Manipulation, Information Manipulation, Probability Manipulation, Time Manipulation, Reality Warping, Causality Manipulation, Life Manipulation, Death Manipulation, Fate Manipulation, Probability Manipulation, Mind Manipulation, Power Nullification and Illusion Creation, Time Paradox Immunity (After obtaining the power of the Root of the Beginning, BB, who is able to manipulate space-time, causality, probability, information, gravity, life, death, minds, senses, powers, and souls through her usage of Potnia Theron, was unable to affect Nero due to being opposed by a power of equal potency)
Attack Potency: At least City level (As a combat-oriented Servant, Saber should be at least as strong Archer), higher with Laus Saint Claudius, Fax Caelestis and Aestus Domus Aurea | At least City level (Has B-rank strength, comparable to Saber under Shirou), higher with Laus Saint Claudius, Fax Caelestis and Aestus Domus Aurea | Large Planet level (Defeated Kiara Sessyoin, who grew several times larger than Earth and is an existence comparable to a True Demon)
Speed: Hypersonic+ with High Hypersonic reactions and combat speed (Mach 15 with 45 reactions) via power-scaling | Hypersonic+ with High Hypersonic reactions | Massively FTL+ (Flew 1500 light years in a short period of time and positioned herself between her Master and Kiara while flying at such speeds)
Lifting Strength: Superhuman+
Striking Strength: City Class | City Class | Large Planet Class
Range: Extended melee range with her sword.
Standard Equipment: Her sword, Aestus Estus
Intelligence: Saber, true to her class, is an accomplished swordswoman despite her ditziness and lack of fame as one during life, being able to clash with foes as skilled as Gawain, one of King Arthur's finest knights and a fellow Saber. She is grandiose and flamboyant, but strangely perceptive when she needs to be, taking note of her Master's flaws but accepting them for who they are. She is also well aware of her limits and is able to judge most Servants with a glance, advising her Master to retreat when necessary.
Weaknesses: Gets migraines, the skills she gains via Imperial Privilege are not permanent, Dependent on her Master for prana and an insufficient amount of prana will reduce her combat effectiveness and nullify her regeneration. Like a Reality Marble, summoning and maintaining the Aestus Domus Aurea is taxing for Saber, so she can only keep it active for a limited amount of time. Somewhat flamboyant and is a prideful romantic, but she'll keep her ego in check when fighting seriously.
Aestus Domus Aurea: Golden Theater of the Flamboyant: Red Saber's Noble Phantasm, which represented the explosion of her bothersome artistic talent. Its precise name was Aestus Estus Domus Aurea. In Latin, Aestus Estus meant "passion" and "heat", while Domus Aurea was the name of the theater that was constructed. It is different from a Reality Marble in that it is constructed on top of the existing world rather than overriding it. In this arena, everything is made advantageous for Saber, which is reflected in-game by upping all of her parameters by one rank (multiplying them by a factor of ten) and gradually weakening her opponent as well as allowing Saber to completely ignore their defenses. In addition, due to the legend in which Nero angrily locked the gates after people began leaving her play out of boredom, escape from this arena is impossible unless she wills it. There are also certain skills that she will only use within its confines:
- Fax Caelestis: Closing Rose That Fames Stars: Saber's most powerful attack, recognized as a B+ Rank Anti-Unit Noble Phantasm under the FATE System. Saber swings her sword in a circle motion, engulfing it in flames before thrusting it through her opponent, posing dramatically as her foe is engulfed in a massive burst of flame. Alternatively, she'll leap into the air before coming down on her opponent with a downward slash before bisecting them again with a horizontal slash, once again posing as flower petals burst from her foe's wounds.
- Laus Saint Claudius: Imperium of the Maiden's Flowery Words: Another powerful skill used by Saber and is recognized as a B-Rank Anti-Team Noble Phantasm under the FATE System. Saber rushes past her opponents, leaving flower petals in her wake as she bisects them all with a powerful slash.
- Imperial Privilege (皇帝特権, Kōtei Tokken, localized as both "Royal Prerogative" and "Emperor's Prerogative"): is an ability that, due the insistence of the owner, Skills that are essentially impossible to possess can be obtained for a short period of time. In cases when the Rank is А or above, even the "burden to the body" is acquired (such as Divinity). For Nero, the relevant Skills are Riding, swordsmanship, fine arts, Charisma, Military Tactics and others.
- Migraine (頭痛持ち, Zutsū-Mochi, literally "one who has a headache"): is a curse inherited from the birthplace of one's previous life. Due suffering from chronic headaches, the success rate of mental Skills decreases considerably. Because of the presence of this Skill, it is hard for Nero's to perfectly demonstrate her valuable talent for fine arts and limits her application of her Imperial Privilege skill.
- Thrice-setting Sun (三度、落陽を迎えても, Sando, Rakuyō wo Mukaete mo, literally "Invictus Spiritus: Thrice, Though I Welcome the Setting Sun"): is a skill that is used to revive oneself when falling in battle, it is similar in nature to God Hand, but it must be prepared beforehand. In Fate/Grand Order, it will instead revive Nero three times when used.
Key: Base | Bride | Mythic Formal Wear (Mooncell only)