Spoiler for Servant Stats:
Race: Human (Servant?)
Class: Saber (Wtf?)
Master: Emiya Shirou
Height: 5' 6''
Weight: 145 lbs.
Appearance: A lean, relatively fit young man, he has an unassuming and average appearance. His deep-set eyes and underbite being his only real distinguishing traits he possesses
Alignment: Lawful Good
Noble Phantasm: B
Servants possessing this skill are not truly spirits or wraiths. Higher ranks representing a Servant closer to life and possessing a living body. This skill reduces the strain of maintaining the Servant, and higher ranks also allow the Servant to respire Prana on their own. However even a minimal rank in this Skill forbids a Servant from entering Astral Form. At this rank, Gaia acknowledges Saber as a human out of place and puts very little pressure to remove him from the world. This means that Saber only respires a small amount of prana per day.
Encyclopedic Knowledge: D
Saber has a surprising breadth of knowledge on many subjects.
Exposure to the Kaleidoscope: B
A unique skill, this represents Saber’s exposure to the depths of the Kaleidoscope and the many things therein. He possesses outside knowledge about universes which are fictional in his home universe. He is aware of things he could not otherwise know. In particular, he is aware of much information relating to the ‘Fate’ and ‘Unlimited Blade Works’ routes of the Fifth Holy Grail War.
Additionally, due to his exposure to the overwhelming nature of 「 」 Saber is resistant to any sensory or mental overload effects.
The Force: C-
Saber has been trained to use his Od directly without converting it to prana, to affect the world around him.
Saber has a moderate amount of talent with this Skill, but he learned it in a far stronger form and in a universe far better suited to it, so this Skill is significantly less useful. It may only be used internally.
Using the Force externally invokes reduces the power of the effects by two ranks.
This skill allows Saber to enhance himself by drawing on the external life force of the world and grants him the following Skills at D rank: Instinct, Telekinesis, Presence Detection
Divine Words: X
Saber has basic training in the Arcane, a school of magic using a combination of the Divine Language, Formalcraft, and Runes to enact their will on the world.
Lightsaber: A-rank Anti-Personnel
A weapon from either a far flung future or a distant past, when unactivated it is merely a simple metal tube. But when it activated, a beam of intense energy extends from it, acting as an omnidirectional blade of plasma. It is a sword which cuts anything physical, even Noble Phantasms. More powerful Phantasms taking longer and longer amounts of continuous 'cutting time' to wear its way through. Up to D-rank weapon phantasms or C-rank defensive phantasms may be cut instantly with little effort. A rank defensive phantasms or B rank weapon phantasms take a minute of continuous effort to cut through. Weapons of A+ rank cannot be cut through as their mystery is too great.
As the weapon has no mass, it is extremely difficult if not impossible to block with the weapon, though it possesses the unique property of being able to be turned on and off.
He gets summoned as-… Saber…? What the fu- … Oh fuck.
His Force-granted Instinct is at least partially functional, but he only helps Shirou avoid getting stabbed by Lancer by-… relying on the rules of hospitality? It was a complete guess on Sasaki’s part, but it works! Well, at the very least long enough for Archer/Rin to arrive.
He has absolutely piddly magic resistance and stats for a Saber, though he has his lightsaber which cuts damn near anything, even Berserker. He’s able to assist Archer enough to force a retreat from Berserker when encountered after getting Sasaki registered. He insists on going by Saber.
‘Saber’ takes the time to use his magics to ‘discover’ a lot about the situation. Information that Rin accepts with only a bit of trepidation as Saber has been only helpful so far, and while he admits to having a wish, her Archer doesn’t
have one, so this might work out…
It takes pretty much no time at all for Rin to decide to head to the Matou mansion and break Sakura free. Saber has the idea to use his Force Drain Field on the worms and it works horrendously well. Each one has only the least bit of life force to it, and the field is weak and hard to maintain, but it kills all of the worms within almost ten meters of him while also recharging his Od.
It takes some effort, but Sasaki can exclude Shirou from the effect. Rin and Archer are willing to have the mild drain on their reserves in return for the protection.
Sakura is utterly stunned that her sempai and sister have come to save her and still care for her even after learning how ‘filthy’ she is. Rin tries to play off her concerns, but Sasaki confides (not so quietly) to Sakura that Rin is just putting up a front and is really worried and happy that Sakura is safe. Cue very unhappy Rin.
Rin moves to talk to Caster with ‘Saber’ and Archer as her support, leaving Rider with Shirou/Sakura at the Emiya place. Archer considers turning on them to get the command seals removed, but decides against it, acknowledging that ‘Saber’ is useless. Sasaki takes offense to that! Archer shouldn’t have even considered turning on them with how super useless he is as a Saber. It’s like a damn comedy skit. Until Sasaki’s magically hidden (and hidden magically) lightsaber hilt gets close enough to Caster for him to activate it and cut her in two when negotiations fail.
Later, they end up fighting Berserker, and while Rider and Sasaki try to buy enough time for Archer to put up his Reality Marble, Sasaki taps deeply into the Dark Side of the Force to even stay alive since Berserker’s already been killed by his lightsaber and is thus immune to being killed by it again. By leaping onto Berserkers back and putting him into a draining headlock, Sasaki is actually able to reduce Berserker’s stats by a full rank before Berserker grabs him and slams him down into the ground and cleaves Sasaki in half. That wound sticks with Sasaki as a massive scar through him. SW: KotOR
Once more replaces Revan, though this time it’s hard to keep everything under wraps. He still has his artificial left eye, which is rather… weird all considered.
Over time, he creates a surprisingly powerful and advanced suit of armor that combines low-tier Sith Alchemy with what little magic he can manage as well as using the Force to improve upon it much as one does a lightsaber. The armor (and outfit in general that he wears) becomes associated with him due to how distinctive it is. It’s heavy as hell with servo motors to ease its weight, but even then, without his Reinforced or Force enhanced strength it’s still a bit silly. The energy shields and various additional pieces of equipment are amazing additions, compensating for his (comparative) lack of skill with the lightsaber and the Force when pitted against the outright better combatants.
On Tattoine he gets HK-47 and is able to negotiate peacefully with the sand people, though there’s much exasperation here at people just being obstinate, the first time it was okay, but the second time is just hard. He knows it’s the first time for them but still it feels like he’s telling them stuff all over again.
On the Wookie homeworld he’s actually ready for it this time. He convinces the corporate headquarters to turn over the planet back to the Wookies for an increased profit… and legitimately means it. Money is something he is very good at and after having time to think about how to convince them of it between tries he’s able to pull it off.
On Korriban, Sasaki actually tries to learn as much Sith Alchemy and Sorcery as he can to supplement his magic, but once again he plays most of them for fools. It’s something he’s surprisingly good at, his apparent honesty and earnest nature make it easy to convince his superiors and ‘classmates’ that he really just wants to do the best he can for them… until he pulls the rug out from under them or stops supporting them and lets them fall on their own. He gains a few markers of the Dark Side here, veins along the right side of his face, even paler skin, his right eye slowly yellowing, but he’s been in control of his own darkness for a long time, it’s Revan’s and the surroundings that he has to learn how to control. It just feels so good
to give in. Still he manages it and turns the Sith Academy inside out before he leaves, stealing most of their records and a fair amount of expensive equipment with none the wiser.
His companions call him out on his appearance, but that appearance fades over time amongst them and away from the ambient dark side energy. Just as he said it would. Still, Bastilla is very wary of him and the other Jedi are concerned.
On the water planet they have to deal with the trial and obstinate bureaucracy, things that Sasaki is actually good at. It’s when he’s got to go on his own into combat that he struggles.
The group sticks with him after learning his ‘secret’ (Oh noes! You’re really Revan?!). But when he has to fight the Dark Side Bastilla, he really has to work his ass off to talk her down as she obviously doesn’t love him as she would have the canon Revan.
When he finally fights Malak, Sasaki is willing to drain the mindless stored Jedi and attempts to puppeteer one of the bodies against Malak though this doesn’t work. He finally beats Malak by using magic to literally make Malak slip and then take Malak’s arm. Despite having armor that essentially renders him immune to lightsabers and conventional attacks, despite this body’s strength in the Force, Sasaki simply lacks the skill to use it to its full potential, especially against someone like Malak… in a location so saturated with the Darkside that Sasaki has to struggle with going berserk, which would be an instant ticket to death.
Once defeating Malak, Sasaki stops the assault, taking control of the massive facility.
The Republic that he saved demands the Star Forge, and ‘Revan’ denies them, pointing out how dangerous it is. They almost threaten to attack, but he points out that the losses would be horrendous. Sasaki just wants to study the place some and tells the republic as such, but the Republic makes demands. He has no interest in war, but he also fully believes that this station is too dangerous to be used. He attempts to negotiate peacefully, and this is the only reason that things don't disolve into another war within a few days.
It’s over the course of a few weeks before he decides he’s pushed the Republics temper enough and decides to blow the place and run. Between using Structural Analysis as well as his own computers, Sasaki learns a number of principles and takes massive numbers of notes on the operation of the station and how it uses the Force to do things. How it draws on so much power in of itself boggles his mind, but he picks up bits and pieces and takes 3D pictures of everything.
While most of his companions go their separate ways, a few stick with him.
”Mission, you shouldn’t stay with me…”
“You can’t tell me otherwise Sasaki! You’re not leaving without me.”
“Mission… I’m probably going to die under a hail of blaster fire or someone’s lightsaber… there’ll be no happiness at the end of my story. Just sorrow and death, and if I’m lucky, the satisfaction that I’d done the best I could …”
“I-… No. I’m not abandoning you! Not just because it’s convenient. You didn’t do that to us and I’m not going to do it to you.”
After blowing up the Star Forge he runs into the galaxy with his few companions and hides. Slowly, years pass with them constantly on the run. If he could just settle in and hide he could do so, but he's unable to just stand by whenever he sees cruelty or things he can fix, so he occasionally pops up on the radar and the Republic follows.
Over nearly four years, Sasaki develops his armor as well as his lightsaber. His lightsaber is unusual in that he normally uses it as a single, but it’s truly a double that can split into two. One blade is longer and green while the other is short and a constant cascade of different colors. The short blade is mostly meant as a surprise weapon, and it’s color (rainbow) was something he did in memory of his girlfriend in his home reality who wanted one… it’s a reminder to himself that he’s not of this world and that he also has a home elsewhere.
One relatively normal day of hiding from the Republic, something different happens.
While he's dealt with bounty hunters plenty of times, these are force sensitive assassins. What a mess. And then the Lord of Pain, Darth Scion, appears to try and kill him. Sasaki holds the near-corpse off long enough for his companions to escape before he himself runs. Scion isn't as powerful as Malak, nor as skilled, but he's effectively immortal and still strictly better than Sasaki. Still, after seeing his skill it in action, Sasaki thinks he might be able to emulate it given some time, to use the Dark Side and the power of his pain to hold himself together...
Scion hounds them for a while, Sasaki killing more and more of Scion's assassins.
Then Darth Nihilus tries its hand at killing Sasaki, and damn near succeeds, trying to consume Sasaki in his entirety... but something* prevents it. Sasaki runs away.
The Traveler realizes that he’s been cut off from the Force to prevent Nihilus from consuming him whole.
However, remembering the second game in the series, he tries to develop Force Bonds with his companions once more, finding himself successful and re-connecting himself to the Force through them. He’s not entirely sure how
that works, but it does. Still, he has to relearn much of the skill with the Force that he had gained, though his Sith Alchemy works just fine.
Still, he finds that his Od is only tenuously maintained without drawing power from around him.
By consuming the power of others he can increase his own and draining techniques come far easier to him now… even when he doesn’t intend to, he drains a fragment of the residual energy from those he kills to increase his own power.
Hearing that the Jedi are slowly being exterminated, Sasaki tries to get in contact with them, trying to convey to them wtf is happening, but they generally don't listen. Assholes.
Concerned about what might happen if he doesn’t, Sasaki tries to track down Darth Nihilus to make a hit and run attack as a ‘testing’ assault to see how well he can hold off the abomination without being at the risk of being consumed utterly.
He struggles to track him down… until Nihilus slaughters an entire planet and the Jedi Council upon it. Sasaki is there within the day and in a fit of fury, assaults Nihilus. His team with him struggles to keep up with the Dark-Side empowered traveler, but the fight between the two holes in the Force is much more even this time. Without the trump card of Nihilus’ “I Win” Force Drain, they’re more evenly matched. Sasaki is not as competent with a lightsaber, but his armor/shields compensate for this. Nihilus has much greater strength in the Force, but is matched by Sasaki’s Sith Alchemy, much greater variety of abilities, and insistence on forcing things closer than comfortable lightsaber range into straight hand to hand, where he is patently superior. That said, it’s not enough. A punch that would normally take off his head, merely knocks Nihilus’ mask off… revealing nothing inside except raging Dark Side power.
Yup. Time to leave.
While Sasaki can (if barely) match Nihilus, his companions can’t, and aren’t immune to Nihilus’ power. The Traveler has to cover their retreat before falling back himself.
Frustrated, Sasaki trains, trying to find other Jedi Masters to train with them to increase his power and re-learn as many Force Powers and skills as he can and pick up as many new ones as he can. He also properly learns several Lightsaber forms. The basic Shi-Cho, defensive Soresu, and specialized Trákata which makes use of the ability to turn the lightsaber on and off are his personal favorites, though he makes sure to learn some Makashi and Ataru as well, the specialized ligthsaber dueling form and the mobility form for varieties sake. Once again, he’s a determined generalist rather than a specialist.
But as he trains with a Jedi Master in hiding… the planet and his friends, who have stayed with him for several years now… all die around him.
Nihilus has come. And this time, with an ally. Both Scion and Nihilus are coming… and Nihilus had consumed the life and force energy of the entire planet, absorbing their souls (all but those that Sasaki had a Force Bond with, who Sasaki himself absorbed/consumed unknown to him at the time, this will come back to haunt him when he remembers things only they would know).
Horrified and stricken, Sasaki sends the only survivors, his droids, off to find the Jedi Exile and help them; if the multi-dimensional warrior can’t take down either of them, then they’re the only one that can threaten them. He doesn’t expect to survive, but he’s going to try to take out at least one damnit.
So he waits.
In the middle of a pavilion on a dead planet, deliberately setting up dozens of camera’s and recordings so that people will know about these damn bastards, Sasaki waits for the two Sith Lords to arrive. They appear, pre-empted by dozens of assassins… which do nothing to Sasaki as he just turns the very same power Nihilus has against them, consuming them whole.
And so he stands to meet his death.
He can’t beat both of them, hell, he can’t even beat Scion on his own. But damnit, he’ll take at least one of them down. Sasaki does surprisingly well, mostly by whipping out a completely different style every other move and his armor allowing him to use a completely unconventional style, letting him just tank several consecutive blows from their lightsabers before he needed to block.
He removes one of Scions arms… but the Lord of Pain re-attaches it mid combat. Sasaki cleaves Nihilus in two… which doesn’t kill the force of nature. Damnit, this is ridiculous. He taps further into the Dark Side of the Force, he loses an arm but reattaches it mid-combat and cleaves them both in half using the moment of surprise. This doesn’t stop either of them, but it slows them down long enough that he can try to drain Scion.
Sasaki is cut apart piece by piece, slowly broken down in the duel until he collapses and falls apart, unable to maintain the Dark Side sustaining effect, fading from this existence.
He gains both his lightsaber and his armor as ‘phantasms’ from this travel.Baldur’s Gate
He’s summoned… by the same master as before. This surprises him a bit since he expected to reset upon death but he’s not complaining! And this time he even has his powerful armor! It’s been a little bit since he was last here since his master couldn’t bring herself to summon again due to mourning for him. She smacks the crap out of him for making her worry and cry like that, but he just hugs her, happy to be back and be amongst friends he hasn’t seen in almost five years of relative time.
Since he has no way of refueling its generator (which can also recharge his other equipment like his lightsaber), he has to figure out a way to ghetto-rig the generator to run off of atmosphere rather than the purer fuel cells. Functional? Yes. Efficient? Fuck no.
Annoyingly, while he still has all of his skill that he developed, all of the conditioning he put his body through is gone as it wasn’t his body, not to mention that his Force Abilities are considerably weaker outside of his body.
The cost of maintaining him has gone up noticeably, even though she is more powerful. Sasaki tries Force Bonding to her, which actually makes it a bit easier since they can share power, and by Force Bonding with other Party Members he reduces the strain on his master. He also works on his draining field, practicing maintaining it in combat without affecting those he’s Force Bonded to.
The group pushes on until they fight the final boss of the first game, the demigod of murder. The fight is intense and difficult, pushing the party to their limits against the powerful demigod and his cronies, but in the end they’re victorious. But when Saerevok dissolves into golden motes of light, instead of dispersing and fading, they surge into Sasaki as his own soul desperately tries to patch itself up by consuming it. Sasaki absorbs both the soul and divine spark on complete accident.
However, this also includes a sudden spike in his maintenance cost, which his master can’t provide for in her exhausted state, and what little power Sasaki had left failing him rather quickly. And so he fades from existence.Familiar of Zero
He’s summoned physically by Tiffania.
While they generally get along fine, Sasaki and his Master have serious conflict over the killing of enemies
Sasaki has to adjust to actually being here and physically interacting with the nobility. Sasaki doesn’t take Sheffield lightly at all and nearly kills her the first time they fight. After that point she goes out of her way to try and take him out as he’s a threat to her master. They have a freaking field day every time they fight, Sasaki eventually beats her and takes all of her magic items, no he doesn’t know how to use them all or have her Class ability to use them but damnit, magic items! (This isn’t intended as a large power boost as he doesn’t know how to use them worth a damn, but meant to demonstrate his tendency to hoard and the looting habits he’s developed from being in RPGs).
Introducing Sasaki to the rest of the group is awkward as he knows them, and Saito knows him, but they don’t know him. He tends to try and settle any drama that occurs but is, for the most part, quiet and stays out of things. He can’t resist teasing sometimes though, it’s just way too easy. He gets along fantastically with Tabitha at very least.
He creates a magical, Sith-alchemy enhanced vibroblade, it screams when it cuts and ‘moans’ when it’s swung because of the vibrations. He bases its magic off of Derflinger’s, making it a lesser anti-magic blade that can cut through nearly anything.
SUPER-SPEEEEEED (meets precognition and insta-kill weapon)
Unlike Saito, Sasaki is very obviously a spellcaster, which weirds most of the mages out horrendously.
The Pope does not
like Sasaki because he questions. He’ll stand up in front of everyone and ask a damn question, he won’t just accept assumptions. He’s also determined to at least try
some diplomacy with the elves.
Once he finds out what the real problem is (the Windstones), he questions why they don’t use magic to extract them. They don’t have the ability quite simply. So Sasaki figures out a way to do so. They’re deeper in the earth than he would have thought, but with Henrietta’s blessing and support of researchers he’s able to figure a way to siphon the power off from them without being in contact with the stones, funneling it into other gems.
The actual diplomacy with the elves nearly breaks down, there are skirmishes because of it, but some elves are convinced to help them figure out a way to avert the crisis.
Eventually, the political enemies that he and the other protagonists have made make a massive attempt to slaughter them with elven assassins… and Sasaki pushes himself to his limits protecting them, but he fails. While he can take the elves on his own, he can’t do so while protecting his master… he hesitates at throwing himself in front of a blow, he does it but just a moment too slow and his master dies. In a fit of fury, he cuts loose in the little time he has left and slaughters multiple elves before he fades out of existence.