Mysterious Heroine X Assassination Note: How Many Sabers Are There? (Update #4)

hisui_icon_4040 I decided to finally do it. I would try to catalog all the various Saber variants there are. The fact that there are more and more variants of Artoria Pendragon has gone from a few different versions of the main heroine to a running joke that has had an official term for characters who look like Artoria: Saberface. In Fate/Grand Order there are units whose whole gimmick revolves around doing more damage to Saberfaced characters, certain characters will target Saberfaced characters, and there was even a whole event centered around Saberfaces.

All of this attention is clearly because Saber is a popular character but it has also engendered an equal amount of resentment for all the focus the Saberfaces have gotten. As a major aficionado of Saber, I decided to catalog how many Sabers there are. I went to all the different version of Sabers as well as the different costumes those characters have.

As always a few caveats on any list I make:

1. I am pretty much purposely invoking Cunningham’s Law here. I am almost surely missing an official iteration or two. I plan to update this list whenever I get the chance so new additions are always welcome.

2. I realize some of these are the same character in different outfits. The main thing is that over time some iterations of Saber in costume have become characters in their own right. Lily Saber and Saber Bride are 100% this case in action. Therefore I have just decided to make all different versions their own thing but readily admit that this list could easily be condensed.

Let’s see how bad this really is.

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Type-Moon Weekly News Roundup: New Year’s Curry

This Saturday post is the weekly Type-Moon news in addition to the regular APB post on Sunday. If you have any suggestions for what to highlight on the Type-Moon Weekly News Roundup drop me a line via email or Twitter.

Type-Moon Weekly News Roundup: The King and the Emperor

This Saturday post is the weekly Type-Moon news in addition to the regular APB post on Sunday. If you have any suggestions for what to highlight on the Type-Moon Weekly News Roundup drop me a line via email or Twitter.

  • King of Kimonos
    There are some other non-Saber women dressed in kimonos from Aniplex as well.
  • Rin Recap
    Crunchyroll’s Fan Art Friday 4th anniversary remembers everyone’s favorite Unlimited Blade Works couple.*

    * For very specific versions of everyone.

  • Pandas Express
    The Legend of the Flower of Miyako continues into chapter 3.
  • I Beat Fate/Grand Order
    I did not actually beat the game but in many ways I got what I needed. I still would like a Heroine X and Tamamo no Mae but I am not greedy. Those would be more icing on the cake than anything else.
  • What a Publicity Picture
    You can preorder the first volume of the Fate/Zero manga from Dark Horse.
  • The Beast of Gudako
    There are some … interesting … comics springing up around the female protagonist in Fate/Grand Order.

  • Fight for the Ceaser
    A translation of the stages in Fate/Grand Order’s Nero related event.
  • A Look to the Future
    A letter from the game’s producer about what is coming next in Fate/Grand Order.
  • More Big Pimpin
    I always like to remind the readers of the news section of the other writing I do about Type-Moon.