|Appears in:|| Fate/Grand Order|
Fate/Prototype: Fragments of Blue and Silver
|Japanese VA:||Takehito Koyasu|
|Character type:||Servant (Master: Shizuri Isemi)|
Rider's identity is Ramesses II (ラムセス二世, Ramusesu Nisei?), the third pharoah of the Nineteenth Dynasty of Egypt. He likes to refer to himself as the Rei dos Reis (王の中の王, Ō no Naka no Ō?), and also prefers being addressed as Ozymandias (オジマンディアス, Ojimandiasu?) by other Servants and people.
He was friends with Moses in his life, and holds a special place in his heart for one of his wives, Nefertari. However, it could be that their friendship ended when Moses became prophet of the Israelites and began to preach the teachings of God, denouncing the gods of Egypt.
Rider is described to be a man who had eyes like the sun, wrapped in the presence of a king. He seems to be vain in his appearance, not unlike Gilgamesh, as he wears modern, stylish attire, not to mention a gold necklace and bangles on his wrists.
"Anat and Set, it is good that you dwell in both of my arms! Astarte, wish me well so that the earth will be soaked in the blood of my battles after my glorious victory! I who am Horus and Ra will give happiness to the world when I get another life, from here on! O’ my beloved Nefertari, you will bless the call of Ozymandias as Hathor!" - Rider invoking the ancient gods of Egypt.
Rider shows a personality of a person with a big ego, seeing himself as a god, but does not go as far as disrespecting the gods of his time. Unlike other demigods or beings with divinity, Rider is one that is not contrary to the law of the Heavens. However, despite his respect for the gods, he declares to be the God of Heaven, Horus and Ra, to the point he believe that the gods are in his favor and sometimes quotes the name of Nefertari as well, not only to show affection and love for her, but with a respect that places his beloved as something divine like a goddess in life and asks for her blessing to his call. During his life, he calls Nefertari a manifestation of Hathor, the Goddess of the Sky and Love.
Unlike Gilgamesh, Rider freely declares his true identity, but instead of using names like Ramses II or Ramesses II, he only declares himself with the name Ozymandias, believing that the world should kneel by the return of his radiant presence.
He believes that his invocation was given by the need to save the world from its current state, to sort the current holder of a broken humanity, and that those who oppose him should be burned by his power.
Although he enjoys battle and mentions that his fight against Saber, Lancer, and Archer would be compared to his battle against the Hittites, he says the position he takes between "fight or not fight" is the central motif of his fights to show Nefertari how powerful and victorious he was, and without her, there was no meaning in him fighting.
For him, his tragedy was that there was no other fate than to rule the world. The failure of his life, in his eyes, was that he could not subjugate his journey to the gods, while dreaming of rebirth at the end of distant time, like other Pharaohs.
Fate/Prototype: Fragments of Blue and Silver
Rider is summoned with Nefertari's necklace as a catalyst by Shizuri, but before he knew how he was summoned, Rider expresses his seemingly displease feeling for the place where he had been summoned, while in fact he likes it, but instead of talking about such a place, Rider directly asks Shizuri what he had used as a catalyst, saying he should reveal the object used.
Initially, Rider cites several objects that serve as catalysts, like the remains of his war chariot, his bow used in the decisive battle against the Hittite King, or the Egyptian–Hittite peace treaty he exchanged with the Hittites, or even something that certainly had plundered from his own mummy.
Apparently, he was not displease, or even furious about these possibilities. However, Shizuri ingenuously reveals he had used Nefertari's necklace as a catalyst. This necklace is no mere necklace like others, it was precious and directly connected to the heart of Rider, because it was the symbol of his love for Nefertari. Rider did not show aggression initially, to the point of having praised Shizuri's research ability and say that explained the wonderful scent of Nefertari over that place.
However, he bursts into rage with cold eyes like sharpened blades, believing that the tomb of his most beloved was broken into and robbed just to acquire the catalyst to summon him. Materializing part of Mesektet, breaking the workshop which was described tough as a bunker for the Cold War with great ease, he gave Shizuri two options to choose: die along with the clan or if be devoured by a divine beast.
Although Shizuri didn't make any of the choices offered by Rider, he was ready to die for the sake of his clan. Being aware of it, Rider decides to spare his life and lets him prove that he was able to such fulfill that promise to its full capacity. Then, he starts walking around the workshop, trying to be fair as a pharaoh and gave Shizuri another chance.
While exploring the workshop, entering each room, he notes a white room, and while narrowing his eyes, notices a small child connected by numerous cables to various machines. Rider tries to read the instruments to get some information before noticing that the child was being undermined by a disease that it had since birth.
He uses his Reality Marble Ramesseum Tentyris during the battle on top of Tokyo Bay, using a wide range of beasts and traps to try and defeat Saber and Archer. Ultimately, he decides to use the Dendera Light Bulb in a last ditch effort to defeat the both of them with his remaining prana, when he realizes that he has lost his Master. However, this attack fails due to the combined efforts of Archer and Saber, who use their combined Noble Phantasms to overwhelm him.
As their combined Noble Phantasms strike him, the light of it reminds him of the light from when Moses parted the Red Sea and the times that he shared with him. Dying together with his crumbling Reality Marble, his final words are “Then, I see. It‘s clear to me now that you guys――――are the people who will save the world in my stead!”
Rider is an extremely powerful Servant, prompting even Saber to claim that Rider is superior to himself. Caster also admits that, despite all of the powerful defenses he set up, Rider would still be able to completely destroy his stronghold if he chose so.
He is given the class of Rider due to his Noble Phantasm Mesektet, the boat of the sun. It is able to fly through the skies and fire several beams of light that can scorch the earth. Rider is also able to summon just parts of it if he chooses and it is both sturdy and large enough that just causing the front of it to appear is enough to demolish a sizeable portion of his Master's workshop.
Another one of his Noble Phantasms is The Sphinx of Abu el-Hol. The beast is released as a minion, rather than a normal mount of someone of the Rider class. He claims that it has the power to defeat three Servants, even though Saber is able to slay it. The Sphinx is able to cover itself with flames, instantly melting the materials its body comes into contact with. An example of this would be concrete, which became similar in shape to melted candy upon coming into contact with it. It can also just increase the temperature of its claws specifically, turning them into red hot blades.
Finally, Rider seems to possess some unspecified level of skill at magecraft, but it is probably fairly high since he possesses a Reality Marble, Ramesseum Tentyris. It manifests itself as a large temple where a large number of different Phantasmal Beasts reside. While they are inferior to his Sphinx, their numbers are an extreme threat.
He has also given other demonstrations of his skill at Magecraft, easily noticing Misaya's familiar and saying it was the work of an amateur, while she herself is considered by her father to be a genius who wields Mystic Codes and repairs Bounded Fields before the age of ten. He also demonstrated something akin to Mystic Eyes, or high level suggestive Magecraft, by being able to knock Misaya uncounscious just by glaring at her familiar. He is also seen observing the battle between Saber and his Sphinx from a distance, utilizing some form of orb.