Here’s the Myth Behind the Servant of the Black From Fate/Apocrypha!
If you’re still confused about Fate/Apocrypha, let us explain it for a bit before going with the servant. The setting of Fate/Apocrypha is a parallel world to Fate/stay night and its prequel Fate/Zero where the Greater Grail was removed from Fuyuki after the Third Holy Grail War and disappeared for many years. The reserve system for the Holy Grail was activated, allowing for the summoning of fourteen Servants in total. If you haven’t read our previous article about Red Servant, you can read it first! Without further ado, let’s get started with the Black Servant!
Siegfried, the Dragon-Blooded Knight.
Siegfried’s origin cannot be traced to one source. Generally, he is a legendary hero of Germanic heroic legend, who killed a dragon and was later murdered. It is possible he was inspired by one or more figures. He may also have a purely mythological origin. Siegfried's story is first attested on a series of carvings, including runestones from Sweden and stone crosses from the British Isles.
Chiron, the mentor of Greek heroes
Chiron was notable throughout Greek mythology for his youth-nurturing nature. His personal skills tend to match those of his foster father Apollo, who taught the young centaur the art of medicine, herbs, music, archery, hunting, gymnastics and prophecy, and made him rise above his beastly nature. Peleus brought his son Achilles to Chiron, who received him as a disciple, and fed him on the innards of lions and wild swine, and the marrow of she-wolves.
Vlad III, the Lord Impaler
Vlad III, commonly known as Vlad the Impaler or Vlad Dracula was the Warlord of Wallachia three times between 1448 and his death. He is often considered one of the most important rulers in Wallachian history and a national hero of Romania. The name Impaler comes from when the Ottoman Sultan, Mehmed II, ordered Vlad to pay homage to him personally, but Vlad had the Sultan's two envoys captured and impaled.
Astolfo, the Twelfth Paladin of Charlemagne.
Astolfo is a fictional character in the Matter of France where he is one of Charlemagne's paladins. Astolfo possesses various magical equipment which he employs throughout his adventures. A magic lance that can knock his opponents from their horses with the slightest touch, A magic book that contains spells capable of breaking any enchantment, and a magic horn whose blast is so loud that it causes all enemies to flee in terror.
Solomon ibn Gabirol, the Master of Golems
Solomon ibn Gabirol was an 11th-century Andalusian poet and Jewish philosopher in the Neo-Platonic tradition. He published over a hundred poems, as well as works of biblical exegesis, philosophy, ethics, and satire. One source credits ibn Gabirol with creating a golem, possibly female, for household chores. In the 19th century, it was discovered that medieval translators had Latinized Gabirol's name to Avicebron or Avencebrol
Frankenstein, Frankenstein's Monster
"Frankenstein", is a fictional character who first appeared in the novel Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus. In the novel, Victor Frankenstein builds the creature in his laboratory through an ambiguous method based on a scientific principle he discovered. Shelley describes the monster as 8 feet (240 cm) tall and terribly hideous, but emotional. The monster attempts to fit into human society but is shunned, which leads him to seek revenge against Frankenstein.
Jack the Ripper, Legendary Serial Killer
Jack the Ripper was an unidentified serial killer active in the largely impoverished areas in and around the Whitechapel district of London in 1888. In both the criminal case files and contemporary journalistic accounts, the killer was called the Whitechapel Murderer and Leather Apron.
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