Fate/Stay Night the anime was, to me, a bunch of cool ideas ruined by a bumbling dumb hero protagonist and desperately contrived harem cliches. But I’m grateful that the franchise exists and achieved some popularity, because it brought us this Saber figure.
Roughly every generation, a secret war rages, with the prize being the possession of the Holy Grail. The Grail has the power to grant any wish, and so is highly sought after by a select group of people with magical powers (Masters) and their Servants, who are heroic spirits summoned from a timeless dimension. Emiya Shirou finds himself as the reluctant master of the Servant known as Saber, who has incredible power but is held back by Shirou’s lack of skill. His schoolmate, Tohsaka Rin, becomes his uneasy ally and guide, since her family consists of capable sorcerers. Together, they search for a way to conclude the Holy Grail war without having to take innocent lives.