O Santo Graal (聖杯, Seihai?) é a santa relíquia Cristã que recebeu o sangue de Cristo, considerado ser um Noble Phantasm.[1] Existem muitos relatos de sua existência, 726 dos quais foram investigados pela Igreja, e vários conflitos para tais artefatos tem ocorrido ao redor do mundo através da história. O nome é usado em várias Guerras do Santo Graal como nome de um artefato supostamente capaz de garantir qualquer desejo para quem quer venha tomá-lo ao invés do verdadeiro artefado, apesar da Igreja usualmente envolve-se por essa simples razão. Seu advento é o objetivo final das várias Guerras do Santo Graal.


The Holy Grail of the Fuyuki Holy Grail Wars of Fuyuki City appears at the end of the war to grant the final Master and Servant pair a wish on the Greater Grail, the true device that has the power to grant wishes. Because it is only a vessel to summon the Great Grail, it is known as the Graal Menor.

Natureza e Poder

What is handed down in the city of Fuyuki isn't the one that received the blood of the Christ, but the prototype of an even more ancient "omnipotent container"; this container is the 726th Grail that sticks to the legend of the name. It is a gate that leads to the Root, Akasha; a hole connected to the nuclear core, the Grande Graal (大聖杯, Dai Seihai?), a wish machine - the key to startup the Great Grail. It is not an omnipotent container, but a replica created to work like a "wish machine" that can bring forth one's own will.[2]

It is, however only a clump of magical energy and thus is not as omnipotent as people believe it to be, so wishing for something like "Saving the World" without specifying a working method will not suffice. Even if someone lacks power or wealth, the Grail can possibly carry out such a wish if they knew "the method of Saving the World." Kiritsugu Emiya, knowing only the practice of "sacrificing few for the benefit of many", was shown such a vision of "what would happened if the World was saved", though the corruption caused him to be shown the most malicious imagery of his "saved world." Had he followed through with it, the Grail would have realized it with certainty.[3] Ultimately, it can only amplify the scale of realization of wishes with working methodologies and is incapable of granting true miracles.



The essence of its content is a "colorless force", but after the third Grail War, it has been polluted by Angra Mainyu and became a malignant "swirling power", a curse, the third element. Hence, it is absolutely impossible to correct inconsistencies by precise calculations or interactions, and it will interpret any wish of the owner with nothing else than destruction, and grant it. Moreover, once it has been opened, it will keep flowing out infinitely and bring disaster.

The servant who is known as Angra Mainyu was summoned in the Third Grail War, he is a Heroic Spirit born into existence according to people’s wishes. As a result, Avenger was born into this world in order to grant everybody’s desire for an existence like “All the World’s Evil (Angra Mainyu)” [4]

Even though the Holy Grail would happen every 60 years, the 10 year gap between the Fourth and Fifth Holy Grail Wars was shorter because the Lesser Grail was destroyed before the Greater Grail could direct the accumulated mana to establish its pathway, with the unused mana becoming trapped in the Grail. The function of the Greater Grail was also already disrupted when it was impregnated with Avenger in the Third War.[5]

Additionally, since the corruption, the Grail has been able to summon evil-aligned Heroic Spirits; something that wasn't allowed before. Heroic Spirits are humans whose legends are passed down in the memory of humanity, regardless of their alignment; the Grail originally was allowed to summon only "good" Heroic Spirits, but ever since the corruption, spirits like Gilles de Rais, Medusa and Medea can be summoned despite being anti-heroes rather than heroes in the common understanding of the term.

The classes are, however, unaffected. The summoning of Avenger was a mistake done prior to the corruption, and the corruption itself had no known influence on the classes. It seems that it is only a coincidence that the two known Casters have an evil alignment.

This power also gives birth to Heaven's Fall, the Reverse Moon (天の逆月, Ten no Sakazuki?), which is not the Graal do Céu (天の杯, Ten no Sakazuki?), but Angra Mainyu, the core Grail. While it is weak compared to the maelstrom of magical energy that is the Einzbern Grail, what it can do is grant wishes. In a way, it is a small but "true" Holy Grail. It is the foundation of the looping world in hollow ataraxia, where it appears as a black moon, hence the name.


As a spiritual existence, the Kotomine Church manages the replica that will become its vessel, but the vessel of this fifth war is the heart of the homunculus Illyasviel von Einzbern. It is a catalyst that will help the descent of the real thing, and the ceremony to bring forth the cup that grants any wish, the Holy Grail War (or Heaven's Feel) requires seven Magi and Servos. The Holy Grail chooses its Master by selecting magi possessing magic circuits, be of sufficient stature to summon a Heroic Spirits. The Three Houses take priority as Master.[6]

Servants that get killed return to being a "piece of energy" and disappear from the time axis, but the Grail (container) created by the Einzberns is here to temporarily stop that and store them. When the Holy Grail goes into hibernation, it puts its accumulated mana into storage. When 7 Servants are present, their spiritual cores will be released and the Heroic Spirits’ bodies will disappear from this world. The cores alone will then return to the Throne of Heroes.[7] Once the vessel is filled with energy, the Great Grail can start the ritual that will open a "hole" to the Akasha.

To open a way to the swirl of the Akasha, the Grail needs to sacrifice all seven Servants to start up the Great Grail, but six Servants are enough if the wish is within the limits of the world.

There are four gates in Fuyuki where the Grail can descend, and a miss will have it switch to the next gate. The first time was at the Ryuudou temple on Mount Enzou, the second time was the Tohsaka mansion, the third was the church on the hill, and the fourth was the field that is now burnt.


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Up until the third Grail War, the vessel for the Grail, also called the Lesser Grail (小聖杯, shouseihai?), was a literal "cup". However, during the events of the third War, it was damaged in battle and the ceremony was interrupted; for that reason, it had to be made as something that could manage and protect itself.[8]

During the Fourth War, Irisviel von Einzbern was a homunculus forged by the Einzbern family to be the physical embodiment of the Lesser Grail. Her deteriorating condition as her consciousness was supplanted by the Grail was mitigated by implanting Avalon into her body until the final days of the war. When she was murdered by Kotomine Kirei, the Grail took on her persona.

During the fifth War, the Lesser Grail was made as the heart of Illyasviel von Einzbern, a special homunculus made with concentrated alchemy, with Irisviel as her mother and Kiritsugu Emiya as her father. The Grail hidden in Ilya was even more refined than the one in Irisviel, proof that Ilya was expected to be the Einzbern's trump card.

At the end of the Fourth War, Zouken Matou acquired the fragments of the destroyed Grail. He synthesized it with his Crest worms, which he put inside the body of Sakura Matou. Though she was incomplete, this turned her into a second Lesser Grail.[9]

Grande Graal


The Greater Grail (大聖杯, Dai Seihai?) is the gateway linked to the Root and the ultimate prize for the Fuyuki Holy Grail War, and is in essence, a wishing machine. Known as the core world, the Cup of Heaven (天の杯, Ten no Sakazuki?), the core of the Grail was formed by Justeaze Lizrich von Einzbern, who continues to remain at its centre. The creation of the Great Grail was done so under the supervision of Kischur Zelretch Schweinorg, the teacher of the three founders of the war, Justica, Makiri Zouken, and Nagato Tohsaka.

The magic circle of the Greater Grail is inscribed upon the land managed by the Tohsaka family in Fuyuki City. Located in the great cave underground of the Ryuudou temple on Mount Enzou, it consists of a series of seals carved on a radius of above 50 meters of bare rock. It is the most ideal location for the Holy Grail to be summoned, though three other locations also exist should the location at Mount Enzou be unavailable. The Greater Grail itself is a system, and the Holy Grail is the key to start it up. The Greater Grail does not have a will and Justicia’s soul was completely sublimated when she sacrifice herself for the ritual.[10] While Holy Grail collects the souls of the Servants, the Greater Grail uses the energy to open a gateway. Though the Lesser Grail is forcibly destroyed by Saber under the command of her master, Kiritsugu Emiya, its corrupted contents spill from the Greater Grail in the form of black mud.

For the Holy Grail Wars, the Greater Grail is what selects the Masters and invites Heroic Spirits, setting them in the Servant class system. After picking a Master from each of the three founding families (the Einzbern, Matou, and Tohsaka), it preferably picks Masters who earnestly want it, although it is possible to have irregulars, like Kirei Kotomine in the fourth Holy Grail War, who has no sense of purpose.

In the Fate and Unlimited Blade Works routes of Fate/stay night, ten years after the Fifth Holy Grail War, the Mages Association planned on bring back the Greater Grail with great opposition from the Church. After the end of a great turmoil with the same magnitude as the Grail War, the Holy Grail in Fuyuki City was dismantled under the direction of Lord El-Melloi II and Rin Tohsaka and the Grail Wars of Fuyuki came to a complete conclusion. In the Heaven's Feel scenario, the Greater Grail is either finally destroyed by Shirou Emiya (normal end) or shut down for good by Illyasviel von Einzbern (true end).

Moon Cell

The term Holy Grail in Moon Cell differs from the standard "Wishing Device that can grant any wish", the Moon Cell Holy Grail is the "right to use Moon Cell".[11]

Great Holy Grail War

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False Holy Grail War

Ainsworth Holy Grail War


In the events of Fate/Labyrinth, someone has installed and activated one of the Subcategory of the Holy Grails in the Seventh Labyrinth of Caubac Alcatraz, it is deep with in the bottom most level of this labyrinth. The Subcategory Holy Grail is an imitation of the Greater Grail. Its function as a wish granting device is inferior to the true Greater Grail. The Subcategory Holy Grail operates just like the one in the Holy Grail War. But, the Heroic Spirits never surpass five Servants. In this Subcategory Holy Grail War, there are only four Servants. Four Servants were automatically summoned, the servants are Archer, Assassin, Caster and Saber. This time the victory conditions of the Subcategory Holy Grail War, is to reach the centre-most room, on the bottom-most level. Find the Subcategory Holy Grail, and the person who obtains it becomes the winner. However the four Servants are permitted to act independently and they aim for the same location, whether it is to “destroy” or “obtain” the Subcategory of the Holy Grail.

Lista de desejos

Most Masters and Servants enter the war with a specific wish in mind for when they obtain the Holy Grail. There are also those who seek it simply for the sake of seeking it, those who are against its very existence, and those who pay it no mind in lieu of other goals. Jubstacheit von Einzbern believes that all Servants wish to be resurrected for a second life, although Lancer believes no true hero would actually be interested in the prospect. He claims that true heroes are not attached to the world, but are only attached to the oaths they could not fulfill.[12][13]

Fourth Holy Grail War

Character Wish
Kiritsugu Emiya
Kayneth El-Melloi Archibald
Tokiomi Tohsaka""Reaching 'Akasha'. There is no greater purpose than this to us Tohsaka."


Archer"It is something that should be in my possession to start with. All the treasures in the world originate from my collection. However, because much time passed, it disappeared from my treasury. But I am still its owner. The total amount of my wealth even exceeded my knowing, but as long as it’s a ‘treasure’ then it’d obviously belong to me. You should have more sense then trying to rob my treasure away."

—Gilgamesh, Fourth Holy Grail War

"I will use the Holy Grail for my objective. This Holy Grail is real. If you insert seven Servants in it, it will reach the origin. But it does not concern me. I have no interest in such a thing. All I am interested in is the Holy Grail's ability to serve as the 'gate'." Not many weapons are as specialized in murder as that. Yes, to sweep the humans away. I have no intention of admiring humanity like Kotomine. I only admire beautiful things. This world is enjoyable, but it is incorrigible at the same time. It is an insult to the king for so many wretches to be enjoying life. I do not want to rule over such a world."
—Gilgamesh, Fifth Holy Grail War

Waver Velvet"I... What I wish for, is only to be judged equitably. To renew the impression of my colleagues at the Clock Tower, who never acknowledged my talent―""

—Waver Velvet

Rider"I’m not satisfied. I want to be reincarnated into this world, and live on as a human. Because that is the cornerstone of ‘conquest’. Possessing a body, marching out towards the ends of the earth, carrying out my conquest – that is truly my way of kingship. But right now I don’t have a body; that won’t do. Without out a body nothing can start anew. I’m not afraid of anything much; I just feel I must have a body of flesh and bone."


Ryuunosuke Uryuu
Kirei Kotomine
Assassin"...he too had a secret wish that he wanted to be granted by the Holy Grail – namely, the acquisition of a unified, perfect personality."

Fate/Zero material

Kariya Matou

Fifth Holy Grail War

Character Wish
Shirou Emiya"I'm still against the Holy Grail War. But I'll fight until the end for sure. I have no wish that I need the Holy Grail to grant. …But I want to protect others, like a superhero. I don't think my wish is inferior. So I have to fight against the wishes of others, even if they are five hundred or a thousand years old."


Saber"My only desire is to save my country from ruin... I always had such doubts. That I might not be the right king. That there was another hero who should have been chosen. At that time when I pulled the sword out, there must have been a suitable king who would have been able to save the country I could not. …So if I could redo the selection of the king using the power of the Holy Grail, then---"


Kirei Kotomine"Let's see. I do not have a wish, but I do have a goal. My goal is not a serious matter, and it is meaningless even if I achieve it myself.I want to know if it is a crime to live as you are, when you are different from others. I cannot come up with the answer by myself. That is why I wish for the birth of what can provide me with the answer."


Bazett Fraga McRemitz
Lancer"He responded to the summoning solely because he wanted to engage in a valiant fight to the death, but this simple wish was never granted to him."

Fate/side material

Rin Tohsaka
Sakura Matou
Shinji Matou
Souichirou Kuzuki
Zouken Matou
True Assassin
Illyasviel von Einzbern

Great Holy Grail War

Character Wish
Lancer of Black"The restoration of his name's honor, that is the wish of Servant Lancer, Vlad III—to wash away the stain of 'Count Dracula' which has spread all over the world."


Fiore Forvedge Yggdmillennia"Archer... my own wish is much the same. I only want to use the Grail to heal my legs."


Archer of Black"It is naught but my own selfishness... but I wish for the Gods to return that which they had

granted me. I wish to have returned the [immortality] I passed to Prometheus."

Caules Forvedge Yggdmillennia"Well, actually, I haven't decided it yet. It's not that I don't have one. I'm a magus too, of course I want to reach the Root and all... but, I think, there are some other things I want. I won't know until we get to that point. For example, if my sister dies in the war, I may want to resurrect her. Something like that would overwrite my own wish. The sister I have now means more to me than the Root I'll reach in a hundred years."


Berserker of Black"So... your wish, Berserker, is [a mate that is the same kind of being as you], right?"

Caules Forvedge Yggdmillennia

Saber of Red"I have no desire to become king through the Holy Grail. My father would never recognize it even were I to ascend to the throne that way. The only thing I wish for, Master, is the chance to challenge the sword of appointment."


False Holy Grail War

Character Wish
Jester Karture"I was planning on awakening the Spider with the power of the Grail and living to see this tiresome world be destroyed, but.... I suppose I need not tire of the world quite yet....That beautiful assassin! Her piety! Nary could I allow her to vanish without a name!"

Jester Karture

Assassin"She had to bring the Holy Grail —that emblem of heresy— unto naught. That was all she desired."

—Fate/strange fake

Berserker"..I want to know who slew those five prostitutes in Whitechapel— in other words, my own identity. That is all."

Fate/side material


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  11. Fate - Day 13 - Saber (V)
  12. Fate - Day 15 - Conflict