|“||In the chance there is a next time... If there is an opportunity to restore my honor - a second life - then at that time I will devote my everything to the king...||„|
|~ Gawain's last words before his death|
Saber (セイバー, Seibā) is a Servant of Leonardo B. Harwey in the Moon Cell Holy Grail War.
Saber's True Name is Gawain (ガウェイン, Gawein), the Knight of the Sun (太陽の騎士, Taiyō no Kishi) and one of the famed Knights of the Round Table from the Arthurian legends. He was one of the most loyal knights of King Arthur, and he served until the fall of his King. He was considered a unrivalled Knight during midday due to a blessing he received from a Saint, and was the possessor of the holy sword of the sun, Excalibur Galatine. He acted as King Arthur's right-hand man and impersonator in the royal castle of Camelot. But his grudge against Sir Lancelot, who killed his brother and sister ultimately led to his death and played a part in the fall of his King. That dispute would eventually become his greatest regret, as he now continues on as a Heroic Spirit with a oath in his heart to correct his past mistakes.
Powers and Stats
Tier: 7-A, higher with Excalibur Galatine | At least 7-A, higher with Excalibur Galatine
Name: Saber. Gawain, Knight of the Sun
Classification: Saber Class-Servant, Heroic Spirit, Knight of the Round Table
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics,Master Swordsman, Statistics Amplification (Stats triple at certain times of the day), Power Nullification (Can seal his opponent's skills under certain conditions), Fire Manipulation and Energy Projection with Excalibur Galatine, Soul Manipulation (All Servants can consume souls to replenish their magical energy), can "ride" any vehicle or mount with supernatural skill, Intangibility and Invisibility in Spirit Form, Resistance to Magic (Including effects such as Petrification, Spatial Manipulation, and Mind Manipulation), Immunity to Conventional Weaponry, Regeneration (Mid-Low; All Servants have basic regenerative abilities)
Attack Potency: Mountain level (Is explicitly stated to be on par with King Arthur and fought Lancelot in life), higher with Excalibur Galatine (It is the sister sword of Excalibur and thus should be comparable in terms of sheer output, but is weaker against a single target since the energy is spread over a much wider area) | At least Mountain level+ (Stats are effectively tripled, effortlessly defeated Vlad III with a single stroke. Would have instantly killed Hakuno's Servant if they hadn't taken countermeasures first), higher with Excalibur Galatine (Is much more powerful than before)
Speed: Massively Hypersonic | At least Massively Hypersonic (Easily dodged all of Vlad III's attacks)
Lifting Strength: Class 25 | At least Class 25
Striking Strength: Mountain Class | At least Mountain Class+
Durability: Mountain level | At least Mountain level+ (Stats are effectively tripled, is considered virtually invulnerable to the attacks of most other Servants)
Stamina: High, other Servants can fight for an entire day without stopping.
Range: Extended melee range normally, higher with flame attacks and over a dozen kilometers with Excalibur Galatine
Standard Equipment: Excalibur Galatine, his sword
Intelligence: High. As one of the famed Knights of the Round Table, Gawain is an extremely skilled swordsman, he is even said to be on par with Lancelot, a Knight that is considered peerless and unrivalled, whose swordsmanship vastly exceeds even King Arthur's. His exceptional swordsmanship and power allowed him to fight equally against Lancelot, until Lancelot wounded him during nightfall. However, as the epitome of a knight, he is bound by chivalry thus blindly follows orders much of the time.
Weaknesses: Numeral of the Saint only works at certain hours of the day and can be nullified if the sun is blotted out through various means (i.e. King Hassan covered the battlefield in a massive sandstorm in response to Gawain's ability), A knight to the core, he is bound by chivalry and thus refuses to use underhanded tactics.
|“||The blade of this holy sword is a copy of the sun itself. Holy sword of the stars, swing once again!, Excalibur Galatine!!||„|
|~ Gawain activating Excalibur Galatine|
Excalibur Galatine: Reborn Sword of Victory: A Holy Sword given to him from the Lady of the lake. Despite being the Sister Sword of the Sword of Promised Victory Excalibur, it's a Holy Sword that is rarely mentioned. Therefore not many people know of its significance, as a Holy Sword that represents the rays of the sun, that contains a pseudo-sun within its hilt. By drawing Galatine from it’s sheath and supplying magic energy to the pseudo-sun inside the hilt, the cutting edge extends as far as the eye can see, which is around 13 kilometers. Once swung Galatine releases a massive radiation type attack of fire and energy in a wide horizontal arc. Similar to Gawain's Numeral of the Saint, the sword would display its true power during midday.
Magic Resistance: An innate ability that grants protection against magical effects. Unlike the Resistance effect that merely rejects Magical Energy, this ability cancels the spells altogether. Gawain's Rank B magic resistance cancels spells with a chant below three verses, making it difficult for even High-Thaumaturgy and Greater Rituals to affect him
Riding: The ability to ride mounts. Due to this skill, Gawain is capable of handling and riding practically any horse or modern vehicle with complete control, although he is not able to ride those of the Phantasmal Species.
Numeral of the Saint: A blessing he received from a Saint. It's a power based on the fact that "3" is the sacred number of the Celts. During the three hours between 9 A.M. and noon as well as the time between 3 P.M. and sunset, his power is increased three-fold. During this time Gawain is so powerful that he would be considered virtually invincible against most Servants. He can forcibly activate for brief periods of time when hard-pressed, but the effects are much weaker as a result.
Bercilak's Belt: A Skill whose canon effects are currently unknown.
Charisma: The natural talent to command an army, which increases the ability of allies during group battles. In addition it can also be used as a form of subtle Mind Manipulation, getting people to do what he wants without much resistance. In Gawain's case, his Charisma takes the form of a "Noble Knight's" deposition that makes it difficult to refute him.
Protection of the Faeries: A blessing from the Elementals that raises his luck when in dire straits on the battlefield.
Siege Perilous: Raises his defenses and seals an opponent's special skills upon successfully blocking an attack.
Blade of the Devoted: A particularly powerful strike with Excalibur Galatine.
Key: Base | With Numeral of the Saint activated