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Servants[edit | edit source]

Archer[edit | edit source]

[v] Fate/complete material III: World Material - The Servants of the Fifth Holy Grail War: Archer, p.026-027 [T]

EMIYA
Class: Archer
Master: Tohsaka Rin
Alignment: True Neutral
Sex: Male
Height: 187cm
Weight: 78kg
Armament: Mantle

STR: D
CON: C
AGI: C
MGI: B
LCK: E
Noble Phantasm: ??

Life as a Human
This is Emiya Shirou after becoming a Heroic Spirit in the future. He stubbornly trained himself after the Holy Grail War, and pursued the dream of becoming a superhero. However, he soon fell into despair as he realised that his own power was insufficient to save mankind. Before the dying people, Emiya made a pact with the” World” and become a hero that can produce miracles, yet he died a tragic death because of the betrayal of his allies. Although he died of betrayal, he did not hate mankind. However, the “World” ironically gave him the duty as a Heroic Spirit “to slaughter all humans at a particular location when mankind is at the threshold of complete self destruction” --- a “Counter Guardian”.

Tactics
Since Emiya is a Heroic Spirit from the future, he does not have any blessings provided by fame. In addition, he does not have Noble Phantasms, as a result his basic abilities are below other Servants. However, his exceptional use of tactics and battle experience makes his combat style very distinct from other Servants. The Archer class originally focuses on long range combat, but Emiya loves melee combat and wishes to conceal his trump card, thus he focuses on melee tactics with Kansho and Bakuya when engaging other Servants.
The reason an Emiya with no Noble Phantasms is able to match other Servants or even exceed them is the Reality Marble “Unlimited Blade Works”, which includes “all the elements necessary to shape swords”. This Boundary Field can copy weapons that are seen only once, and store them within. In the Fifth Holy Grail War, the weapons stored had exceeded thousands. Emiya can freely take out and utilise the weapons according to the situation, and he can also assault the enemy by firing many Noble Phantasms from the Boundary Field like arrows in the same way as Gilgamesh’s “Gate of Babylon”.
Emiya’s trump card is firing copied Noble Phantasms as arrows – “Broken Phantasm”. On impact, the magical force will explode, generating overwhelming destructive power. By assaulting melee Servants with this type of long range attack, Emiya is able to turn the odds to his favour.

Class Abilities

Magic Resistance: D
Emiya’s Magic Resistance is weak. Its rank is D, in other words, spells more than one bar will annul this resistance. The benefit it provides is equivalent to an anti-magic amulet. This level of resistance can be easily overcome by a relatively strong magus.
Although Emiya was a magus during his life and possesses unusual Projection sorcery, his affinity with “sorcery” is much worse compared to Heroic Spirits of ancient times who saw sorceries and True Magics as commonplace. The level of Magic Resistance is a result of this.
For Emiya who possesses low Magic Resistance, it is easy to picture the kind of effects great sorceries and ritual spells can have on him. Even spells greater than two steps can be lethal to him if hit. Because of this, Emiya is at a disadvantage against Caster, who has powerful sorceries at her disposal. Depending on the situation, Emiya may even have to pay attention to the attack of Masters who are magi.

Independent Action: B
Normally if a Servant loses his Master, he will disappear within hours if he cannot replenish the mana required to remain in this world. The amount of time each Heroic Spirit has before disappearing varies, but Emiya can remain in this world for 2 days due to Rank B Independent Action. However, this is the ideal value achieved by maximally conserving mana and avoiding battle and Noble Phantasm usage.
In UBW route, Emiya’s Master switched from Rin to Medea, and after Medea’s death, he continued to operate independently and battled Emiya Shirou. Through all these events, one is able to recognise Emiya’s ability to survive alone. In addition, even if Emiya’s spiritual core sustained lethal damage, he can still survive for a short period. This ability is the reason why Emiya is able to secretly observe Shirou and gang’s battle as a spiritual body after being defeated by Shirou. In addition, after the battle between Shirou and Gilgamesh had concluded at Ryudo Temple, Emiya appeared in front of Gilgamesh as he attempted to pull Shirou into the darkness. He shot an arrow between the eyes of Gilgamesh and sent him alone into the darkness. The arrow shot at that time was a regular arrow, and from the fact that Emiya gradually began to disappear after this attack, this is probably the limit of Emiya’s materialisation.

Personal Skills

Clairvoyance: C
The visual ability that is also called “Eagle Eye”. This is a must-have ability of the Archer Class. It is also frequently used during scouting. Simply looking from a high location is sufficient to fully survey the town and search for enemies. In addition, Clairvoyance will affect the accuracy of bows. Also worth mentioning is that, as Emiya readies his bow, he will be able to precisely snipe even enemies moving at high speeds as long as they are within a 4km range.
Archer, who possesses Clairvoyance, is able to execute “ultra long-range sniping” with accuracy transcending the realm of men.

Thaumaturgy: C-
During his life time, the sorceries learned by Emiya are unremarkable. Before becoming a Heroic Spirit, even “reinforcement” was quite difficult. However, the “projection” sorcery he wields is quite special, as it is able to duplicate weapons, including all the components, to near perfection. In addition, during duplication, he can even read the wielder’s skills, which allows him to gain all kinds of Noble Phantasms and combat skills.
During his life time, Emiya used the preliminary step of projection – “structural analysis”, to find the location of an item’s fault and proceed with repair.

Eye of the Mind (True): B
A danger-avoidance ability that utilises the intelligence collected up to the current time as the basis, in order to predict the opponent’s activity and change the current situation. This is not a result of talent, but an overwhelming amount of combat experience. A weapon wielded by none other than a mortal, gained through tenacious training. Using Eye of the Mind, Emiya was able to successfully counter Cú Chulainn’s thrusts that were invisible to the eye.
Even with Rank B Eye of the Mind (True), Emiya was unable to see through Emiya Shirou’s passion-infused strike which put “ideal” on the line.

Noble Phantasm

Unlimited Blade Works
Rank: E~A++
Type: ???
Range: ???
Maximum Targets: ???
The “Innate Bound Field” wielded by Emiya. It is his ability as a Heroic Spirit with no Noble Phantasms. The inside of the reality marble is a world like a steel mill, filled with weapons, flames, and giant gears. The uncountable swords plunge into the ground and were preserved thus. The majority of the weapons persevered in the reality marble are Noble Phantasms of Heroic Spirits copied through projection sorcery, each possessing deadly powers. Although the majority of the weapons are swords, the Noble Phantasm that provides absolute defence against projectiles, “Rho Aias”, is also said to be copied and stored in the reality marble. Also, the ability of the replicated Noble Phantasm suffers one rank down compared to the original.
Not only can Emiya freely access the weapon stored inside Unlimited Blade Works, he can also modify the weapons to his wish like Caladabolg II. In addition, he is able to capitalise on his ability to repeatedly project: use Noble Phantasms as disposable arrows, and then unleash the magical energy stored within – the tactic called “Broken Phantasm”.

Rho Aias
The shield used by the hero of Trojan War, Aias. The Boundary Field Noble Phantasm that provides absolute defence against projectile weapons.

Kansho and Bakuya
The famous swords of Chinese legend. The Yin-Yang, Female-Male paired swords based on the Yin-Yang Doctrine. Emiya’s favourite melee weapons.

Caladbolg II
The legendary sword “Caladbolg” of the Ulster Cycle, projected and modified by Emiya. Not very useful as a sword, but rather used as an arrow for “Broken Phantasm”


Assassin[edit | edit source]

[v] Fate/complete material III: World Material - The Servants of the Fifth Holy Grail War: Assassin, p.034-035 [T]

Kojiro Sasaki
Class: Assassin
Master: Medea
Alignment: Neutral Evil
Sex: Male
Height: 176cm
Weight: 63kg
Weapon: Katana

STR: C
CON: E
AGI: A+
MGI: E
LCK: A
Noble Phantasm: ??

Legend
Kojiro Sasaki. A Japanese man without a real identity, and it may not be an overstatement to say that he has never existed. He was described as the rival of Nitoryu sword master Miyamoto Musashi, and a handsome swordsman who skillfully wielded the 3-shaku-long (approximately 1m) nodachi “Bizen Osahune Nagamitsu” which is also called “Monohoshi Zao”. His duel with Miyamoto Musashi at Funajima Island, such lines as “Kojiro has been defeated!”, and the finale of death by having his forehead crushed by an oar are all legendary. Although he was said to be the disciple of Chujoryu kodachi master Toda Seigen, there are numerous conflicting documentations and legends, which still shroud his true identity even now.
The “Kojiro Sasaki” summoned in Fate/Stay Night is not a Heroic Spirit. He is an existence closer to wraiths. He was a nameless martial artist given the name Kojiro Sasaki. What his real identity was, there is no way to know. He seemed to be related to the Ryudo Temple. He uses a long Japanese katana and discovered the ultimate technique “Tsubame Gaeshi”... and these are absolutely all he possesses. His pursuit of sword technique, sophistication, and finding joy in duelling with strong foes are all reminiscent of the legendary Kojiro Sasaki: cool and elegant.
Assassin’s differences with Kojiro are that, his katana is longer (approximately 1.5m), and the engraving on the katana is “Bitchu Aoe” (Blue River of Bitchu).

Tactics
Although a Servant of the Assassin class, he does not employ assassination techniques such as ambush, instead frequently choosing to fight face-to-face. During battle, Assassin counters the opponent’s attack with sword techniques and Eye of the Mind, or simply by dodging. If he detects an opening, he would decapitate the opponent with the 5-shaku katana with certainty. Also, Assassin can deliver slashes even while standing idly, without assuming any stances. His technique is extremely swift, and very difficult to read. Kojiro Sasaki’s ultimate weapon is the technique that has reached the pinnacle of training and approaching True Magic --- Tsubame Gaeshi. It is an attack that delivers 3 slashes simultaneously, enough to overwhelm even Artoria.

Class Abilities

Presence Concealment: D
Since he is not a true Servant Assassin, this is not a class ability. It is his intrinsic ability as a martial artist to “cut off his presence”. This is not a skill to hide, but a technique of the mind for the martial artist to merge with his surroundings. Because this is not a skill trained for assassination, it cannot match the Presence Concealment of Hassan. In reality, a Kojiro Sasaki who cuts off his presence is an opponent that is hard to detect even for a Servant. It is extremely difficult to perceive Kojiro during the first encounter. However, because his activity is restrained to within the range of the Ryudo Temple Gate, those who know the existence of Kojiro can detect him relatively easily. With this said, due to Kojiro’s personality, battles are usually commenced only after the parties have presented and introduced themselves. As a result, this ability is rarely used for its original purpose.

Personal Abilities

Eye of the Mind (False): A
Premonition (“Spidey-sense”) or sixth sense, very different from Emiya’s danger avoidance originated from “predictions augmented by experience”. It may be called a natural talent to sense danger. During the Grail War, in the battle with Artoria, Kojiro crossed blade with an invisible sword numerous times. He was able to use this ability to gauge even the length and width of the sword, and see through the fact that Artoria was unable to use her Noble Phantasm attack due to a lack of mana.
See through the weapon and style of his opponent after crossing blades only a few times, the perception of his eyes is the best among Servants.

Vitrification: B+
An ability commonly called “heart of clear water”. More precisely, it is a mental state acquired after reaching the pinnacle of arduous training. With this ability, Kojiro is able to maintain a cool and collected heart, regardless the situation. For example, even facing his very own death will not cause him to waver. During battle, mental interference such as charm and fear sorceries activated by the opponent is completely neutralised. For a “gate guardian”, this ability is certainly very useful.
Like the many trees that surround the Ryudo Temple, Kojiro watches the gate in silence with a heart of clear water, just like an unwavering guardian.

Knowledge of Respect and Harmony: B
A special ability that prevents the reduction of accuracy regardless how many times the same technique has been used on one foe. In other words, the ability to “render one’s attacks unreadable to the enemy”. Although Kojiro and Artoria crossed blades numerous times, due to this ability, Artoria still could not adapt to Kojiro’s technique despite having Rank A Instinct. Paired with Kojiro’s unique “head-shot” techniques, the effect is vastly increased.
No matter retreating and challenging him how many times, Artoria still cannot see through Kojiro’s techniques. She was always forced back to square one and fought as if it was the first encounter again.

Tsuabame Gaeshi
The ultimate sword technique that assaults the opponent from three directions “simultaneously”. Strictly speaking, this is neither a Noble Phantasm nor a magical phenomenon. The nameless martial artist who materialised as “Kojiro” sought nothing but the pinnacle of swordsmanship during his life. He trained himself in pursuit of swordsmanship, and doing nothing but swing his sword. After a long period of time, his technique finally reached another state. A flash from this world, followed by two absolutely simultaneous, over-lapping flashes that disregard the concept of time and space, producing a slash attack that arrives from three different directions. This is the “Multidimensional Refraction Phenomenon—Kischua Zelretch” that transcends speed, dexterity, feint and many other elements. Although with some limitations, a nameless martial artist who knows naught of sorcery or True Magic is able to tread into the realm of the “Second Magic”.
The range of this skill is approximately 3m. In order to deliver the first strike as a horizontal slash, Kojiro relinquished his high ground advantage over Artoria and moved to an equal level before unleashing this technique. You may discern how special a secret technique “Tsubame Gaeshi” is to Kojiro, who never assumes a stance, by observing how he lifts his sword and then swiftly launches the technique.


Berserker[edit | edit source]

[v] Fate/complete material III: World Material - The Servants of the Fifth Holy Grail War: Berserker, p.036-037 [T]

Hercules
Class: Berserker
Master: Illyasviel von Einzbern
Alignment: Chaotic Mad
Sex: Male
Height: 253cm
Weight: 311kg
Weapon: Axe-Sword

STR: A+
CON: A
AGI: A
MGI: A
LCK: B
Noble Phantasm: A

Legend
A demigod hero of Greek Mythology, he was born between the King of Gods Zeus and a human girl. He received the violent hatred of Zeus' wife Hera because of his origins and was tormented by the goddess at every turn. However, he entirely overcame the difficulties he had been given, and was enshrined as a god in the end.

Heracles had an extremely violent temperament as an infant, and grew up as a shepherd in order to obtain a gentle heart. Having grown into a fine adult, Heracles was recognized for several feats, and gained two children as well as the right of succession to the throne. However, Hera made Heracles go temporarily insane and he killed his wife and children, ending up in the role of a slave to the king to atone for his sins. Here the jealous king gave him a challenge, the famous Twelve Labors. The Labors were all things that a human could not achieve but Heracles completed them safely, and at the same time he was freed from slavery, he received an immortal body.

However, the adventures of Heracles and Hera's hatred did not end there. Hera's numerous artifices resulted in Heracles' poisoning by his own wife from his second marriage. In his final moments, Heracles cremated himself, surrendering to Zeus's judgment. The gods after consulting recognize Heracles' feats, and he was recruited as a god like his father, becoming a constellation.

Tactics
An excellent warrior, he possesses the qualifications corresponding to six classes excluding Caster. Other than specializing with the bow, he has mastered every weapon. However, all that is talk about times when he is not Berserker. Heracles as a Berserker has lost his rationality, and exists only to utterly defeat the enemy from the front as directed by Illya. Naturally, there is no such thing as detailed tactics, leaving it to physical ability and brandishing an axe-sword to strike. Astonishingly, with just that, it is a fact that he demonstrates hand-to-hand combat abilities superior to every Servant. Without breaking to even think about defense, he leaves it to his Noble Phantasm "God Hand."

Class Abilities
Mad Enhancements: B
The Class Skill that characterizes Berserker, it reinforces ability at the cost of reason. As Heracles' possesses the skill at Rank B, in compensation for losing most of his sanity, the levels of all his abilities rise. Heracles beat his harp instructor to death when he was a child, and had many episodes when he killed people in his rage without even hearing them speak. It seems that for Heracles, Berserker that receives "Mad Enhancement" was an easy class to adapt to. Focusing on controllability when out of combat, the rank of "Mad Enhancement" is suppressed by Illya.

Being close to the strongest Heroic Spirit, even restricted to simple direct melee as consequence of Mad Enhancement, Heracles was undoubtedly the strongest among the Servants. However, because of Mad Enhancement, a variety of sword techniques and skills, and a part of his Noble Phantasms was lost. Having his emotions also sealed off and not able to perform any personally motivated actions, only the reason within his core was not lost, having occasions when he felt something like the will to protect Illya.

Personal Abilities
Battle Continuation: A
A skill that allows for the continuation of combat after sustaining mortal wounds. It will also reduce mortality rate from injury. Cú Chulainn’s Battle Continuation represents “never give up no matter what”, while Hercules’ represents the ability to survive. The Noble Phantasm that allows for resurrection after death, God Hand, has exceptional compatibility with the “will not die easily” skill Battle Continuation.
The best result is achieved when a resilient body is combined with this skill.

Eye of the Mind (False): B
A danger avoidance ability based on Intuition/Sixth Sense, gained through many ordeals and adventures. Even though Hercules’ sanity was lost due to Mad Enhancement, this skill remained effective as it is nearly an instinct. When crossing swords with a seasoned swordsman like Artoria, he would not fall for half-hearted feints. It is such a troublesome ability for Hercules’ opponents.

Although monstrous in size, Hercules has the highest rank in Agility. As a result, it is very difficult to corner him.

Bravery: A+
With his brave and daring spirit, Herakles is able to neutralise mental interference such as suppression, confusion and charm. However, under the influence of Mad Enhancement, this skill is unable to take effect. While operating correctly, Bravery also increases the damage inflicted upon the opponent during melee combat. This skill allowed Herakles to defeat several monsters empty-handed.

Even the brave warrior’s heart was painted over by the insanity of Mad Enhancement.

Divinity: A
Being a mixed-race child of the King of Gods Zeus and a human, and becoming a god after death, Herakles naturally possessed the highest level of the Divinity skill. However, this matter became a disaster, ending with his complete entrapment in Gilgamesh's Noble Phantasm "Chains of Heaven" that grows in strength proportionate to the enemy's Divinity.

Noble Phantasm
God Hand: Twelve Labors
Rank: B
Type: Anti-Unit
Range: -
Maximum Targets:

A blessing of Gods, as well as a curse. It is a Noble Phantasm given to Heracles, representing immortality. This Noble Phantasm does not have an overt external manifestation such as a weapon or armour, but if you hazard to put a shape to it, the body itself can be called the Noble Phantasm. God Hand turns one’s body into a tough suit of armour and nullifies all attacks Rank B or lower, regardless the attack being physical or magical. It also has the effect of automatic resurrection after death. Because the resurrection effect has 11 uses, Heracles cannot perish unless killed 12 times. In addition, due to Illya’s immense magical energy, given enough time, the lives lost can also be regenerated.

Resurrection as well as attack-nullification. Besides these two effects, God Hand also possesses a third effect: rendering an attack that it has experienced before useless. Regardless how powerful is the Noble Phantasm that defeated Heracles, it would be completely nullified after he resurrects.

Nine Lives: The Shooting Hundred Heads
Rank: -
Type: -
Range: -
Maximum Targets: -

Among Hercules’Noble Phantasms, he trusted this one the most. It was the Noble Phantasm which Hercules used to slay the immortal nine-headed serpent Hydra once upon a time, taking the form of bow and arrow. After killing the Hydra, Hercules could even utilise techniques that emulate the ability of this Noble Phantasm when wielding other weapons. In essence, it is “a high speed attack consisting of nine consecutive strikes, as swift as if the attacks are overlapping”. Even when delivered via sword, spear, or axe, this technique still boasts power on the level of Noble Phantasms. Also, just like Cú Chulainn’s demonic spear Gae Bolg has a technique called “Gae Bolg – Piercing Death Thorn”, Hercules’ technique shares the “Nine Lives – Shooting of Hundred Heads” name with the Noble Phantasm.

Shirou projected this secret sword technique while projecting Hercules’ Axe Sword, thus annihilating the Blackened Hercules. While summoned as a Berserker, Hercules could not use Nine Lives.


Blackening of Servants[edit | edit source]

[v] Fate/complete material III: World Material - The Servants of the Fifth Holy Grail War:
Blackening of Servants, p.038 [T]

Blackening of Servants
The black mud in the Holy Grail contaminates the souls of those who touch it. It goes without saying for mere humans, and supernatural beings like Servants are no exception to this either. The contaminated person's personality reverses toward the orientation of evil. This is madness caused by touching Angra Mainyu. This is called "blackening". There are those who can use the black mud as part of their own power thanks to the properties of its contamination and those whose powerful egos have stayed back its mental pollution.
An example of the former is Matou Sakura and the latter is Gilgamesh. The blackened Servant is incarnated by the power of the Grail so the more concrete ties to the physical plane turns them into powerful beings.
Their physical interference power increases but at the same time they lose the ability to return to spirit form.
Also, as they no longer bother to restrain their magic energy consumption, their fighting ability jumps significantly. This momentum can be compared to a runaway train.
Because they are in that state, fine control is not possible, but in exchange, their destructive power increases.
They are fearful beings inflicting havoc and death upon the world. These are blackened Servants.

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Saber Alternative
Class: Saber
Master: Matou Sakura
Alignment: Lawful Evil

STR: A
CON: A
AGI: D
MGI: A++
LCK: C
Noble Phantasm: A++

Saber Alternative, or Black Saber, is the name given to Artoria when she fell to Hassan, was consumed by the dark shadow, and obtained true incarnation during the "Heaven's Feel" route.
Artoria, now jet-black, could now invoke Excalibur without limit thanks to the enormous prana supply from the blackened Sakura. Thus, she could overwhelm Berserker Heracles even in a direct battle. Now unfettered and in a sense more powerful than she was in life, none can deny that she is the strongest Servant.

Class Abilities

Magic Resistance: B
Lower than original value due to the corruption. Still high, as it nullifies spells at B rank (activated within three counts) or lower, and it is difficult to harm her even with high thaumaturgy.

Riding: -
In the maddened state while blackened, the loss of fine control makes it impossible to ride beasts; rather, the mount cannot withstand it. Therefore, in reality one can consider the Riding ability lost.

Personal Skills

Instinct: B
Constant self-control is required to maintain Saber's reason while blackened. To focus on suppressing her madness, her surroundings are neglected and Instinct is dulled.

Power Burst: A
Saber's body is always suffused in the energy supplied by the Greater Grail. Her armor is also reinforced, granting more defensive ability than in her original state.

Charisma: E
The magnificent king's charm which once inspired and captivated her soldiers is gone. Since she rules by terror, leadership ability is improved but troops' morale is extremely low.

Noble Phantasms
Sword of Promised Victory -- Excalibur
Rank: A++
Type: Anti-fortress Noble Phantasm
Range: 1-99
Maximum targets: 1000 persons
Even while blackened, Artoria's greatest power Excalibur is still potent. However, the sword is tainted an ominous black. Just as the fairies of the lake (Vivienne and Morgan) manifest as both good and evil, the holy sword has its own dark side. Still, its "character" as a holy sword is greatest. The function of converting the wielder's magical energy into light through the blade does not change, but the light is transformed into the same darkness of the blade.


Caster[edit | edit source]

[v] Fate/complete material III: World Material - The Servants of the Fifth Holy Grail War: Caster, p.030-031 [T]

Medea
Class: Caster
Master: Souichirou Kuzuki
Alignment: Neutral Evil
Sex: Female
Height: 163cm
Weight: 51kg
Weapon: None

STR: E
CON: D
AGI: C
MGI: A+
LCK: B
Noble Phantasm: C

Legend
Medea, the daughter of King Aeëtes of Colchis in Greece, was a priestess taught by Hecate, the goddess of witchcraft. While she was raised without any discomfort, her fate was shaken greatly by the arrival of the ship Argo that sought the Golden Fleece.
Having fallen under the goddess Aphrodite's curse to fall in love with Jason, the Argo's captain, Medea stole the Golden Fleece from her father and attempted to flee the country together with Jason. Furthermore, to stall her father's ship that had been following them, she violently tore her brother to pieces and scattered his remains in the sea. With this, Medea lost a home she could return to, and came to be despised as a "witch" by the people. After that, Medea, in order to let her beloved Jason sit on the throne, continued to murder any opposition with magic and strategy, but her practices disgusted Jason and caused him to gradually become adverse to her. Eventually, Jason switched his interests to another woman, going so far as to have children, which Medea could not forgive. She murdered his new wife and children with magecraft, the brokenhearted Jason undergoing a miserable last moment.
Thus, Medea's obsessiveness and cruelty made calling her a "witch" appropriate, but despite committing inhuman deeds, she herself received no reward from this. Theories have been left behind that Medea, who achieved an immortal body from her devotion to the study of magecraft, became the reigning queen of the paradise, Elysium.

Tactics
Having mastered magecraft from the Age of the Gods, Medea possessed extraordinary power as a magus. However, because her physical ability as a Servant was the lowest, she was at a disadvantage in battles against Servants with high Magic Resistance. Consequently, she faced the battles with basic tactics, avoiding personal combat to the best of her ability and using her Dragon Tooth Warriors as pawns. Even in combination with Kuzuki, he was the attacker and she bore the role of support with magecraft. She laid out a stratagem to summon Servant Assassin (Sasaki Kojirou) and order him to guard the Ryuudou temple gate while she gathered mana and used her own Noble Phantasm to destroy the other Servants' contracts and make them her allies.

Class Abilities
Territory Creation: A
The ability to create a territory to gather mana is a special characteristic of the Caster class. Medea's inherent magical capacity is not that great but by expanding her territory to collect mana, it becomes possible for her to use high level magecraft. Moreover, because the place Medea selected to establish her territory is the underground limestone cave where the Greater Grail was instituted, Fuyuki City's greatest holy ground Ryuudou Temple, it is possible to gather an enormous amount of mana in a short time. She secured Ryuudou Temple as her main base solely to reserve enough mana to get Artoria and EMIYA to obey her after using "Rule Breaker" having summoning Servant Assassin independently. Furthermore, the influence of her created territory extends not only to Ryuudou Temple but also its surroundings. The rapid breakdown in the health of those inhabiting the periphery of the territory was because their life force was plundered for magical energy.
Because she understood the importance of the Ryuudou Temple territory the best, Sasaki Kojirou was ordered to guard the temple gate, and the interior was fortified so it could not be invaded easily. Furthermore, immediately following the beginning of the Holy Grail War, Medea almost never left the Ryuudou Temple, instead hiding on the grounds and raising mana. However, as soon as she made the judgment that she had collected enough magical energy for combat, she left the territory and turned on to the offensive.

Item Construction: A
Another skill granted to the Caster class. It is possible to construct enchanted tools, from implements of war to items for daily use. Many different articles can be made at will.
The dragon tooth warriors on the next page were made using this ability. In addition, it is also possible to make magical implements known as Mystic Codes. As Mystic Codes are used as devices to supplement thaumaturgy, or wielded as tools to activate specific effects during magical combat, this is a typical skill for a magus to possess. However, with an Item Construction rank of A, there is a great difference between the Mystic Codes that other magi build and the artifacts that Medea can create. Also, this skill requires time to gather components and manufacture items. This is why she spent most of her efforts on Territory Creation and focused on creating dragon tooth warriors. Though it requires preparation and planning, given enough time Item Construction has the potential to be a formidable asset.

Personal Skills
High-Speed Divine Words: A
A skill that assists magical incantations. Normally, the length of an incantation increases with the scale of the thaumaturgy being performed, but this skill allows chants to be greatly abbreviated. It is particularly useful for direct attack magic. There are many examples of Medea personally using direct attack magic during the Holy Grail War, but in the fight against EMIYA she instantly unleashed countless blasts of light in an attack comparable to high thaumaturgy.
Caption: As long as a caster using High-Speed Divine Words has enough prana, she can continually fire powerful thaumaturgical attacks.

Golden Fleece: EX
The pelt of the golden-furred winged ram of Colchis. It contains the legend, "if thrown on the earth, a dragon will appear." Medea does not have the skill to summon the dragon, so she is unable to to do so even if she uses the Golden Fleece. This secret treasure might well have been the heart of the events that altered Medea's fate for the worse.
The Golden Fleece appears in Greek mythology, beginning with the marriage of King Athamas of Thessaly to his second wife Ino. Ino, who despised the children Athamas had with his first wife, the cloud goddess Nephele, plotted to kill the prince Phrixus by telling the king a false oracle and sacrificing the prince in a ritual. But then, Phrixus rescued his sister Helle at the altar. Helle rode a winged ram with golden fleece to safety, brought to her by Hermes, one of the Twelve Olympians. With the help of his sister, Phrixus went to Colchis, sacrificed the meat of the golden ram to Zeus, and offered its pelt to King Aeetes of Colchis. From then on, the Golden Fleece was passed down as a secret treasure of the royal house of Colchis.

Magecraft
Medea used many different types of magic during the Holy Grail War. Against nearby humans, she employed mind control, hypnosis, and other spells to gather intelligence and eliminate threats. She also used magic to lure Emiya Shirou into her own workshop.
In combat, she supported her Master Kuzuki Souichirou, who wielded the assassination technique "Snake." Souichirou, who seemed powerful enough to overwhelm a Servant, was actually being magically Reinforced to give him enough destructive power to damage a Servant.
Additionally, Medea used spatial teleportation whenever she was attacked. This spell was highly versatile.

Magecraft Tool
Dragon Tooth Warriors
Magic that uses dragon teeth as foci to create golems. This is one of the magics Medea specialized in, passed down to the king of Colchis long ago. The combat strength of one dragon tooth soldier is no match for a Servant, and even a human Master can deal with one. However, they are dangerous in large numbers. Medea used these golems to buy time to advance her plans. The dragon tooth soldiers are not necessarily homogeneous in appearance, showing variations in the weapons they wield.

Noble Phantasm
Rule Breaker:
Rank: C
Type: Anti-Thaumaturgy Noble Phantasm
Range: 1 person

A Noble Phantasm with an ability clearly unlike that of the other Servants' Noble Phantasms. Its efficiency as a weapon is virtually nil, but it has the ability to "break" (as in, "violation of commandment" or "transgression of law") any magic on a target pierced by its blade. Targets that can be broken are contracts formed from prana, and life forms born from prana. Rule Breaker can reset the condition of the target to the state before magic was used on it. In other words, contracts formed from prana are wiped clean, and life forms created from prana are forcibly sublimated. Thus, its utility is quite limited, but it is extremely powerful within the context of the Servant system of the Holy Grail War.
In practice, Medea successfully used this Noble Phantasm to nullify the contracts between other Masters and their Servants. For a time, Artoria and EMIYA served Medea as her own Servants.


Gilgamesh[edit | edit source]

[v] Fate/complete material III: World Material - The Servants of the Fifth Holy Grail War: Gilgamesh, p.024-025 [T]

Gilgamesh
Class: Archer
Master: Kotomine Kirei
Alignment: Chaotic Good
Sex: Male
Height: 182cm
Weight: 68kg
Armament: Armour

STR: B
CON: C
AGI: C
MGI: B
LCK: A
Noble Phantasm: EX

Legend
The great king depicted in mankind’s oldest epic – “The Epic of Gilgamesh”. He was an actual king who ruled Uruk, the capital city of ancient Mesopotamia during the Sumer Dynasty 5000 years ago.
A despot who possesses high divinity with 2/3 being God and 1/3 being human, and believed he was invincible. However, answering the call of people who were oppressed by Gilgamesh’s tyrannical policies, Enkidu, a man created by the goddess Aruru, was released to fight against Gilgamesh. Gilgamesh and Enkidu met and battled as enemies, but soon they began to recognise each other and rule the nation together. Gilgamesh gradually began to change after finding a friend who he considered to be an equal, and Uruk became unprecedentedly prosperous. Gilgamesh, as the greatest king, eventually acquired all the treasure on the earth.
The goddess Ishtar wooed Gilgamesh, but was rejected bluntly. As a result, Ishtar unleashed the Bull of Heaven in a fit of rage, wrecking havoc on earth. After her failure, Ishtar complained before the Gods and caused the weakening and eventual death of Enkidu, who could not resist the will of the Gods that created him. The death of Enkidu significantly impacted Gilgamesh, and as a result he set out for the underworld in order to acquire the potion of immortality. However, the potion was drunk by a snake, and Gilgamesh died in despair.

Tactics
Gilgamesh battles by shooting the originals of all Noble Phantasms like bullets via Gate of Babylon. The tactic yields excellent destructive power to magic energy efficiency. Since every Noble Phantasm is a bullet, the real magical energy used is merely the activation cost of Gate of Babylon. Because he possesses the originals of all Noble Phantasms, he can assault the weakness of any Servants. As a result, Gilgamesh has the advantage over most of the Servants in combat.
Because he has absolute self-confidence, he is able to calmly show himself before his opponents. However, depending on mood, he is also fine with scoring kills by raining Noble Phantasms behind the enemies’ back. The will of the king cannot be simply gauged by the concept of tactic.

Class Abilities

Magic Resistance: E
Magic resistance gained through the class ability of Archer. However, since Gilgamesh did not have any abilities that can resist magecraft, it remains at the minimum level of E. Its effect is merely light damage mitigation against sorcery rather than full neutralisation. The cause of his low Magic Resistance is probably related to his Master, Kotomine Kirei’s lack of magical energy. In reality, during the Fourth Holy Grail War, Gilgamesh’s Magic Resistance was elevated to C with Tohsaka Tokiomi as his Master.
Although his Magic Resistance is low, Gilgamesh is able to neutralise most sorceries due to having many items that defend against sorcery, such as the golden armour. The defensive powers of these items are quite high, as Rin’s sorcery was completely repelled.
If magi attempt to use large-scale sorceries and act as “mongrels” that impede the king, Gilgamesh will simply unleash a raging wave of Noble Phantasms and completely crush them without giving them the time to cast spells. (Translator’s Note: Gate of Babylon and Sword Spam are now officially categorised as a form of Magic Resistance.)

Independent Action: A+
With an Independent Action rank that sets him completely apart from the rest, Gilgamesh is able to operate without a Master. With a rank of A+ that exceeds even A, the support of a Master is unnecessary even while unleashing a large amount of magical power. It is an ability that bends the rules and allows for the continued materialisation of Servants even after the conclusion of the Holy Grail War. After being summoned as Archer during the Fourth Holy Grail War, Gilgamesh remained materialised for 10 years until the Fifth.
Since the Fourth Holy Grail War, the ability to freely operate without regard for the Master remained unchanged. However, the ability to remain materialised after the Holy Grail War was not gained until he was showered by the content of the Holy Grail. At the end of the Fourth Holy Grail War, Gilgamesh was absorbed for a while after being showered by the black mud spilled from the broken vessel of the Holy Grail. However, Gilgamesh could not even be digested by the mud that was filled with “All the World’s Evil – Angra Mainyu”. On the contrary, he was given a flesh body and regurgitated back into the present world. As a result, Gilgamesh was completely incarnated and continued to survive as an existence with a physical body. Also worth mentioning is that, thanks to the changed shape and personality granted by the potion of youth, the super egotistical Gilgamesh was able to live in the human society for 10 years without much trouble.

Personal Skills

Golden Rule: A
Being fated a life that is filled with riches. Gilgamesh lives the life of a nabob and has no money troubles. In the legend, he claimed all the world’s treasure as his own. The originals of Noble Phantasms preserved in his treasury were collected during this period. Although this ability seems unrelated to battle, it plays a great role in arming Gilgamesh.
Upon seeing Gilgamesh’s golden figure, Rin half-jealously called him “Gin-Pika” (Gold-glitter).

Charisma: A+
Often praised as the greatest king, Gilgamesh’s ability to command and lead great armies is excellent. Charisma is a rare talent, and a B rank is sufficient to lead a nation, but Gilgamesh has a rank of A+. At this level, it is not a matter of popularity or skill, but closer to something like sorcery or curse. An army led by Gilgamesh will have a tremendous increase in abilities.
An egotistical Gilgamesh radiating with self-confidence will sure boost the morale of his army to an extremely high level.

Divinity: B (A+)
Due to being 2/3 God, Gilgamesh possesses the highest level of divinity among the many Heroic Spirits. His level exceeds even Herakles, who is the son of Zeus and ascended to the Pantheon after death. However, Gilgamesh despises the Gods because they killed his friend Enkidu, unleashed the Bull of Heaven onto the earth, and caused him much trouble. As a result, his Divinity decreased.
He is the half-man-half-God King of Heroes born from the union of King of Uruk, Lugalbanda, and goddess Rimat-Ninsun. (Translator’s Note: Wait what? Half and half?)

Noble Phantasms

The Star of Genesis which Separates the Heaven and Earth – Enuma Elish
Rank: EX
Type: Anti-World
Range: 1~99
Maximum Targets: 1000 Persons

The sword that cuts and divides the World, with output matching or even exceeds Artoria’s Excalibur. Its power will further increase given the support of Noble Phantasms within Gate of Babylon. More correctly speaking, “Sword of Rupture – Ea” is the Noble Phantasm, “Enuma Elish” is the state under which Sword of Rupture – Ea unleashes its maximum output. By generating wind pressure strata, the attack crushes the enemies by simulating spatial rends. In addition, the names “Sword of Rupture – Ea” and “Enuma Elish” are all given by Gilgamesh. They are thought to be references to the Great God Ea (Enki) of the Mesopotamian and Babylonian myths, and the Genesis Epic of the Babylonian myth, Enuma Elish.
The most powerful sword that cannot be duplicated by Unlimited Blade Work. Gilgamesh calls it “something that knows the hellish planet before genesis”.
The three cylindrical blades spin in different directions, generating air pressure strata. Its power will not be neutralised even when colliding with Excalibur.

Gate of Babylon
Rank: E~A++
Type: Anti-Personnel
Range: -

A key-like sword that connects to the “Golden Capital”. The spatial connection with the treasury allows for easy access to the items within. The rank changes to E~A++ because Gilgamesh put all the originals of Noble Phantasms into the treasury. In other words, E~A++ reflects the rank of the items in the treasury. If the treasury does not contain a wealth of valuables, then it will not be a useful Noble Phantasm.
The favourite Noble Phantasm within the Gate of Babylon is the chain which has captured the Bull of Heaven – Enkidu. It is an anti-deity Noble Phantasm that increases in strength as the target’s Divinity increases. It was able to completely seal Herakles.


Lancer[edit | edit source]

[v] Fate/complete material III: World Material - The Servants of the Fifth Holy Grail War: Lancer, p.022-023 [T]

Cu Chulainn
Class: Lancer
Master: Kirei Kotomine
Alignment: Lawful Neutral
Sex: Male
Height: 185cm
Weight: 70kg
Weapon: Armour, Spear

STR: B
CON: C
AGI: A
MGI: C
LCK: E
Noble Phantasm: B

Legend
Once Ireland was called Erin, which means "green" in Gaelic. In this land named after its abundant greenery, there was a boy with great talent. His name was Sétanta. It is said that his father was the sun god Lugh and his mother was royalty. One day, he accidentally killed the guard dog protecting the house of master blacksmith Culann. Sétanta alone strangled to death "Culann's savage dog" that was well-known to have the strength of ten men. In order to compensate for this deed, for a while he himself would carry out the duties of a guard dog. Consequently, all began to call the boy "Culann's savage dog" i.e. Cú Chulainn.

In time, the grown Cú Chulainn was accepted as a member of the famous Akaeda Knights. His actions after that rendered him unmatched. He went to the "Land of Shadows" to fulfill his own love; there with incredible magic and unrivaled demonic spearmanship, he acquired Gáe Bolg. Cú Chulainn had become invincible but the sun still set. At a young age, a close Druid's prophecy said "in exchange for glorious deeds of valor, his life would be short" and accepting such a fate, he smiled and laughed.

In his final battle Cú Chulainn battled furiously and died pierced by his own magical spear. A crow landed on the shoulder of his standing corpse in his death. It is said that it was the incarnation of the witch Morrigan who continued to give him her unrequited love.

Tactics
Naturally by his own beliefs, he prefers to fight with his full power as a warrior. However, due to the Command Spell of his Master Kotomine "Fight with everyone, then withdraw," he was commanded to involuntarily perform reconnaissance missions. Even in the middle of his first battle with EMIYA, he showed decisive action by leaving the battle to kill Emiya Shirou whom he recognized to have witnessed it. The withdrawal was also very skilled, giving the appearance of realizing that the situation was unfavorable. Contrary to his legendary battle prowess, Cú Chulainn's fighting in the Fifth Holy Grail War was extremely limited.

Class Abilities
Magic Resistance: C
Cú Chulainn holds a Magic Resistance of Rank C. Aria of two verses and below are cancelled, but beyond that High Thaumaturgy and Greater Rituals cannot even be defended against. That said, confronting a Servant of his superior speed (Agility A), finding the opportunity to use large-scale magecraft is next to impossible. Also, considerable skill is required to successfully "hit" him with the invoked magecraft. Judging from these factors, in situations of close combat, Cú Chulainn may have a "necessary and sufficient" rank of Magic Resistance.

In addition, as depicted in legend, he himself learned magecraft (18 Original Runes) in the "Land of Shadows", taking pride in having the skill and knowledge to qualify for Caster class. Even in a scene of the story, he sees through the presence of Medusa's Blood Fort Andromeda at a glance, considers the situation, and makes the decision not to destroy it. Cú Chulainn is not just a reckless warrior.

Personal Abilities
Battle Continuation: A
Legend tells that the dying Cú Chulainn tied himself to a tree before taking his last breath. For he who possesses such a legend, the dying struggle is particularly fierce. Even in a hopeless battle, Cú Chulainn was still able to demonstrate astonishing tenacity, delaying Gilgamesh for half a day.
Against Emiya who dextrously fended off his spear thrusts, Cú Chulainn countered with an unyielding fighting spirit.

Disengage: C
The ability to withdraw from the battlefield in the midst of combat. Having been commanded to go on reconnaissance missions by his Master Kotomine, it can be said that this ability was fully demonstrated. From the start, Cú Chulainn excelled in seeing through battle situations, and had the responsibility to wage war and withdraw repeatedly from all the Servants.

Runes: B
Cú Chulainn obtained 18 Runes from his studies with Scáthach (Norse Runes), appropriately using them to respond in different situations. It is said that among these runes, one with the purpose of searching existed. It was the ability that supported his elusive actions during the Holy Grail War.

Protection from Arrows: B
Ability to deal with projectiles. This is a power Cu Chulainn was born with. It's said that it's possible for him to avoid any long range attack if he has made visual confirmation of his opponent. He can deal with most projectiles even in conditions where the opponent cannot be visually seen. Even if the battle with Hasan Sabbaha, he cancelled the throwing swords hurled from the darkness. As long as the attack is a thrown type, he can avoid even Noble Phantasms, but he can't gain the effects of this protection with respect to wide range attack types where the attack range of the weapon explodes on impact, or a direct attack by a weapon that has simply long reach.

Divinity: B
The circumstances behind Cú Chulainn's great divinity is his father's existence. His father was Lugh, the god who governed over the sun, a member of the Danann divine family in Celtic Mythology. As a demigod whose father was an almighty god who possessed every skill such as knowledge, techniques and magic, and whose mother was Deichtine, younger sister of King Conchobar, he exhibited superior talent from birth. Boasting supernatural ability that separated him from ordinary people from a young age, in his training in the Land of Shadows, he received the original runes and terrible magic spear Gaé Bolg from Scáthach. Truly, he was a man predestined to become a hero. In Ireland, poetry and statues praising Cú Chulainn still remain to this day.

Noble Phantasm
Gáe Bolg: Spear of Piercing Barbed Death
Rank: B
Type: Anti-Unit
Range: 2~4
Maximum targets: 1

While this is a technique employing Gáe Bolg as a melee attack, it is originally a magic spear for throwing. With a technique that reverses the meaning of "cause and effect" in the order of things, the "result" that "the heart of the opponent has been pierced" is created earlier than the moment it is thrust. Accordingly, the "cause" that "the lance has pierced through the heart" is generated from it later. Without a great deal of luck (like Artoria), it can be said that this is a technique that determines "if it is released, the opponent is dead." However, against Servants like Heracles who can move even when their heart is destroyed, there is a small disadvantage. Compared to the Spear of Striking Death Flight, both the range of effectiveness and the destructive power are weakened. However, it is worth mentioning that "the magical energy cost is low." For having such a strong effect as "almost certainly will destroy the enemy's heart," without the need of a terrible amount of magical power, it becomes an excellent Noble Phantasm of extraordinary usability.

Gae Bolg: Striking Death Flight
Rank: B+
Type: Anti-Army
Range: 5~40
Maximum Targets: 50 People

The largest and most powerful attack delivered using Gae Bolg. The “attack that unleashes countless darts at the enemy” which legends speak of is Gae Bolg – Striking Death Flight. After accelerating through an approach run, Cú Chulainn takes to the skies and activates Striking Death Flight by hurling it towards the ground with all his might.
Different from Gae Bolg – Piercing Death Thorn, Striking Death Flight does not carry the property or concept of “always pierces the opponent’s heart”, but compared to Piercing Death Thorn, both power and area of effect are increased (intense consumption of Magic Energy). It is a technique that attacks the enemies together with the surrounding area, in a carpet bombing fashion. Even resilient bulwark or agile body are not immune to the power of Striking Death Flight; Gae Bolg will send the enemy horde flying. In legend, the demonic spear is said to split into 30 and pour down over the enemy, but it seems the number has increased after Cú Chulainn became a Heroic Spirit. During the battle with Emiya, Emiya spoke of Striking Death Flight “exceeding the original, Gungnir – Declaration of the Great God”.


Rider[edit | edit source]

[v] Fate/complete material III: World Material - The Servants of the Fifth Holy Grail War: Rider, p.028-029 [T]

Medusa
Class: Rider
Master: Matou Sakura
Alignment: Chaotic Good
Sex: Female
Height: 172cm
Weight: 57kg
Armament: Dagger

STR: B
CON: D
AGI: A
MGI: B
LCK: E
Noble Phantasm: A+

Legend
Medusa was a frightening female monster in Greek mythology. She had a nest of poisonous snakes for hair, copper green scales for skin, golden wings on her back, and eyes that would turn anyone that met them to stone.
The story in which the hero Perseus slew Medusa is famous even in Japan. It's said that Perseus' divine blade Harpe sheared through Medusa's scaley skin, and Medusa's head contained the power of petrification even after being severed.
Medusa was originally a goddess, but a curse by the goddess Athena lowered her to a monster. The story goes that Medusa, overly proud of her own beauty, desecrated a temple to Athena.
According to the Theogony describing the genealogy of the Greek gods, Medusa had a pair of twin older sisters named Stheno and Euryale. Together they were known as the three Gorgon (derived from ancient Greek gorgós, meaning "dreadful") sisters.
It is written that the aboriginal Pelasgians worshiped Medusa when she was still a goddess. After the Pelasgians were conquered by other groups, Medusa was demonized from a great earth goddess into a monster.
After becoming a Heroic Spirit, she retains her wholesome beauty even while possessing the Mystic Eyes of Petrification. Her flying steed Pegasus was said to have been born from a piece of her severed head, or created by her blood when it dripped into the ocean.


Tactics
Medusa specializes in close combat, taking advantage of her high Agility and Monstrous Strength. Her weapons of choice are chained daggers. While quite lethal, they are not Noble Phantasms, so it is difficult to deal critical blows with them when fighting Servants. Medusa excels in a fight using Noble Phantasms. She can annihilate many enemies at once using her anti-army Noble Phantasm Bellerophon (Bridle of Chivalry), which requires an enormous amount of prana. Additionally, she has several methods of attack that can be adapted to a wide variety of situations, such as Blood Fort Andromeda (Outsider Seal - Blood Temple) which can close off a targeted area and dissolve the humans inside to obtain prana, and Cybele (Mystic Eyes of Petrification) which is normally sealed beneath her blindfold.

Class Abilities
Magic Resistance: B
Originally a Greek goddess that turned into a monster, she possesses extremely high Magic Resistance. The Magic Resistance ability that the Rider class possesses is weaker than that of the three knight classes, but the fact that it remains so high is thanks to Medusa's inherently high Magic Resistance.
Rank B Magic Resistance easily nullifies spells of three bars or less. It is also difficult to damage Medusa with even high thaumaturgy and grand rituals. Moreover, Medusa herself is skilled in sorcery, so she has countless ways to counter enemy spells. In other words, Medusa is excellent at fighting magi. Backing all that up is her Agility. Compared to Lancer who boasts the same level of "speed" she is inferior in sudden bursts, but has more endurance. Even with powerful spells, it is extremely hard to hit Medusa who will keep moving at high speed.

Riding: A+
As might be expected of the Servant Rider, Medusa posses a high rank in the Riding ability. But instead of covering only specific animals and vehicles, her ability extends to nearly all beasts, including Phantasmal Beasts and Divine Beasts. However, even with an excellent Riding rank, she cannot ride dragons.
The steed that makes best use of Medusa's Riding ability is the legendary winged horse Pegasus. Mastering a winged horse of the Phantasmal Species is a difficult accomplishment even for Rider-class Servants. When riding the heavenly mount that was born of her own blood, both rider and steed move as one.
When the Noble Phantasm Bellerophon is used, all of Pegasus's abilities are drastically increased for a limited time. Even in the story, this combination was able to toy with Saber by attacking from the skies, forcing her into a difficult battle.
Be that as it may, the only time Medusa was able to use Bellerophon was in her fight against Artoria. During the modern Holy Grail War which unfolded in a sprawling city, Medusa had few opportunities to use her Riding ability. Perhaps because of this, she was eliminated without sufficient chance to use her power.

Personal Skills
Mystic Eyes: A+
Eyes that originally function to collect visual information are instead a method to impart magical effects upon a subject. Medusa possesses the Mystic Eyes of Petrification "Cybele", which are Mystic Eyes of the highest order. As in her legend, subjects caught in her vision will be petrified if their Magic Resistance is C or lower.
Caption: Medusa's Mystic Eyes of Petrification cannot be replicated by magic.

Independent Action: C
The ability to materialize independently. If the Master is lost (or if the contract is nullified), Medusa can continue to materialize for one day. Since Medusa can also obtain prana by drinking blood, she can prey on humans as the situation demands and extend this duration.
Caption: Thanks to Independent Action, Medusa was able to return to Sakura after Matou Shinji was defeated.

Monstrous Strength: B
Medusa has this skill due to her property as a monster despite being a Heroic Spirit. If used, she can temporarily magnify her Strength. This is a necessary skill to Medusa, who does not fight with Noble Phantasms in close combat. It has many uses with her chained daggers, such as forcibly dragging an impaled opponent around.
Caption: Medusa possesses high close combat ability thanks to Monstrous Strength.

Divinity: E-
In Greek mythology, Medusa was once a beautiful goddess, so she originally has very high Divinity. However, because she later became a monster, she is an unusual being possessing the "monstrous" attribute that is antithetical to normal Heroic Spirits. Thanks to this, Medusa manifests as both a goddess with Riding, and a monster possessing Mystic Eyes, Monstrous Strength and so forth. Nonetheless, her aptitude as a goddess Divine Spirit is mostly degraded.
However, her Divinity has not been completely eliminated, and it appears that she still has it.


Noble Phantasms
Breaker Gorgon
Rank: C-
Type: Anti-Unit
Range: 0
Maximum Targets: 1 Person

One of Medusa's anti-personnel Noble Phantasms, Breaker Gorgon is the counterpart Bounded Field thaumaturgy to Blood Fort Andromeda. While the target's consciousness is sealed within Medusa's mind, the target can be prevented from activating any abilities. Also, Medusa primarily uses somewhat weak Noble Phantasm not on others, but on herself to seal her Mystic Eyes of Petrification that are normally always active.
Though mainly used to seal Mystic Eyes, its original use is obviously to exert a degree of mind control on the opponent. Actually, when she took control of enemy Master Emiya Shirou's mind and gave him erotic dreams, she was actually trying to extract prana from him. Also, it requires only a steady stream of prana to have an effect. It is difficult for individuals with low magic resistance to notice it, much less avoid it.


Bellerophon
Rank: A+
Type: Anti-Army
Range: 2~50
Maximum Targets: 300 People

Medusa's most powerful attack. It is not a Noble Phantasm to be used in a one-on-one fight, but rather an "anti-army Noble Phantasm" that can cut down enemies in a wide area. An uncommon type of Noble Phantasm consisting of a paired bridle and whip, it can rapidly augment the abilities of Phantasmal Species. In battle, the strengthened Phantasmal Beast and Medusa fight as one.
Bellerophon is extraordinarily powerful whether used defensively or offensively. However, during the Holy Grail War, it could not display its merit when matched against the more powerful Noble Phantasm wielded by Artoria. Nonetheless, the fact alone that it temporarily withstood a full frontal attack by Excalibur is evidence of its great power.

Blood Fort Andromeda
Rank: B
Type: Anti-Army
Range: 10~40
Maximum Targets: 500 People

One of Medusa's Noble Phantasms, Blood Fort Andromeda is the counterpart Bounded Field thaumaturgy to Breaker Gorgon. It takes the form of magic circles placed as predetermined points. Immediately following the placing of these circles, people within the affected area will only have their life force sapped slightly, but once the field is activated, they will be quickly dissolved. However, it is difficult to affect people with knowledge of thaumaturgy. Thus, it is not a Noble Phantasm to be used for combat, but rather a Bounded Field created by Medusa to efficiently gather blood to drink for prana.
In the Holy Grail War, Blood Fort Andromeda was deployed at Homurahara Academy and activated. From outside the field, the school appeared normal as usual, but the interior was stained with blood, as its name suggests.


Saber[edit | edit source]

[v] Fate/complete material III: World Material - The Servants of the Fifth Holy Grail War: Saber, p.020-021 [T]

Artoria
Class: Saber
Master: Emiya Shirou
Alignment: Lawful Good
Sex: Female
Height: 154cm
Weight: 42kg
Armament: Armour, Sword

STR: B
CON: C
AGI: C
MGI: B
LCK: B
Noble Phantasm: C

Legend
Once up on a time, there was a king in England named Arthur Pendragon. He was the legendary king who staunchly defended the land from the invading Saxons for a long period of time.
The name Arthur, written in the fashion of Romans is “Artorius”. Its feminine form is “Artoria”, which is the true name of Saber.
Artoria was born between Uther Pendragon and a Queen hailed from the rival kingdom. She grew up under the guidance of the True Magician Merlin, and became the king after pulling out the Sword of Selection. Later, she led Lacenlot, Gawain, and other famed knights to achieve innumerable deeds. They engaged the King of Saxons at the Battle of Badon Hill and brought peace to the land of Britain. Because the Scabbard of the Holy Sword stopped her from aging, Artoria continued to reign as the ideal king. It was ironic that Queen Guinevere and the serving knights grew more distant from Artoria precisely because she was too ideal. In the civil war that raged at the end of her reign, she crossed blade with her very own son, Mordred. At that instant, she pledged her service as a Heroic Spirit after death in exchange for striking a pact with the World. The one wish she hoped the Holy Grail could realise was “redo the selection of the king”. In legend, the body of King Arthur was transported to the Fairyland – Avalon, where he is healing his wounds in serenity.

Tactics
Saber’s ability is maximally unleashed while engaging in an honourable face-to-face single combat. It is a method of battle that is full of chivalric honour, and it is also one that suits Saber's sense of aesthetics. However, this does not mean she dislikes strategising. Because she is also a capable military commander, she tends to loath fabricated strategies that have no concrete basis. She fine-tunes her strategy meticulously. While on the battlefield, she further adapts her actions in response to the ever-changing dynamics of combat. Naturally, Saber despises cowardly actions, strategies or not. For this reason, in the Fourth Holy Grail War, her compatibility with the cool-headed, achieving-his-goal-at-all-cost Master Emiya Kiritsugu was the worst.

Class Abilities
Magic Resistance: A
Artoria boasts the highest rank of resistance to magic amongst the Servants. She is capable of completely neutralising grand sorceries involving magic arrays and instant contracts. Even modern magi of the highest level cannot wound her directly with sorcery. Artoria is able to resist an action force onto her powered by one stroke of the Command Spell. Such is the extraordinary rank of Artoria’s Magic Resistance, sufficient to shake the very foundation of the Servant System. If the opponent is someone who attacks with sorcery, Artoria will charge without fear and determine the outcome of the battle with a slash.
Also, as her “Pendragon” name shows, Artoria is the holder of the Element of the Red Dragon, charged with the task of protecting the kingdom. She carries the very magical power of the Dragon. This humongous magical power is also the source of Artoria’s Magic Resistance. Due to the characteristics of Dragon, Artoria has much trouble with existences such as Siegfried, who is associated with tales of “Dragon extermination”. If she is targeted by “Dragon-slaying Sorceries”, it is possible that Magic Resistance will not function to its fullest extent.
In the story, Artoria retained her Magic Resistance of A while having Emiya Shirou and Rin as Masters, regardless the two’s differences in power and characteristics. On the other hand, while having Matou Sakura as her Master, her Magic Resistance decreased to B as a result of Blackening.

Riding: B
Since “knights” are soldiers who are proficient in mounted warfare, Saber’s rank in Riding is very high. Chariots can be ridden the same way. Motorcycles and automobiles are treated as “modern mounts”, thus a high rank in Riding is also applicable. It is unclear if Riding is applicable to aircrafts. Saber’s Riding was elevated to A while having Emiya Kiritsugu as Master. However, Artoria can ultimately only control normal mounts. She cannot control Pegasi, Griffons, Dragons, and other Magical Beast, Divine Beast Ranked Phantasmal Species. This is due to her Class not being Rider, as well as the fact that she was a King in the Age of Man, thus did not have the fortune of having “Legends of Riding Phantasmal Species”.
Artoria rode a motorcycle in the Fourth Holy Grail War, but did not have the opportunity to demonstrate her Riding ability in the Fifth Holy Grail War. Provided with the appropriate mount, the battles might have developed differently.

Personal Skills
Instinct: A
Instinct is the ability to instantly identify “the best personal course of action” during combat. Because this skill allows for the prediction of trajectory, it is possible to avoid attacks from firearms. At rank A, it is essentially in the realm of predicting the future. Through this ability, it is possible to negate the penalties inflicted by visual and auditory interference to a certain extend.
Being able to discern Cú Chulainn’s ultimate technique certainly reflects her skills, but having exceptional Instinct also helped her immensely.

Mana Burst: A
The ability to reinforce one’s weapon and body through the infusion of magical energy. By reinforcing the ability of the body to a great extend using magical energy, the physically fragile Artoria was able to fight head on with monsters such as Berserker. At rank A, even a stick can become a weapon of great power.
Executing large-scale body reinforcement through Mana Burst is only possible with Artoria’s immense magical power.
(Translator's Note: This is basically analogous to Strengthening/Reinforcement Sorcery.)

Charisma: B
Artoria possessed high Charisma, and reigned as the king of England. The morale of military forces she commands is extremely high. However, this strong influence is still insufficient to build a vast empire spanning the world, so it remains at rank B (enough to rule a country).
Caption: Artoria, the protector of the British Isles. Even with her Charisma, she could not avert the fall of her kingdom.

Noble Phantasms
Invisible Air
Rank: C
Type: Anti-Unit
Range: 1~2
Maximum Targets: 1 Object

A barrier that renders the blade hidden by entangling it with layers of wind, and altering the light refraction rate. It is closer to a sorcery than a Noble Phantasm. By using this barrier, Artoria can attack without the opponent recognising the sword’s reach and trajectory. Since concealing one’s Noble Phantasm also conceals one’s true identity, Invisible Air was highly effective at the early stages of the Holy Grail War. It also has other advantages such as increasing attack power and accuracy. Entangling the sword with wind and using the wind as the blade enhances the attack power, while having an “invisible weapon” provides an advantage in accuracy. (Translator’s Note: It is probably more “decreasing opponent's evasion” in RPG terms.) Since the advantage of Invisible Air lies in “invisibility”, the accuracy increase will not occur while engaging opponents who possess Eye of the Mind or do not depend on vision.
In the Fourth Holy Grail War, Artoria unleashed the condensed air and used it as a long-range weapon that mauls down groups of enemies --- “The Iron Mallet of the Wind King”.

Excalibur
Rank: A++
Type: Anti-Fortress
Range: 1~99
Maximum Targets: 1000 Persons

The greatest and most powerful Noble Phantasm of Artoria (Translator’s Note: Not Avalon?). It is the strongest and most majestic holy sword that symbolises King Arthur. The pinnacle of holy swords. Excalibur was not forged by mankind, but crystallised within the Earth, using the wishes of mankind as the basis. It is one of the ultimate God-forged weapons, a Last Phantasm. Originally cared for by the Faeries of the Planet, it was passed into the hands of King Arthur through the Lady of the Lake.
Excalibur converts the mana of the wielder into light, and as the sword is swung, the light is released from the tip of the blade like a laser beam and destroys everything in its path. Of course, the mana consumption is extreme, thus it cannot be fired consecutively. In the Fourth Holy Grail War, the beastly giant sea monster summoned by Caster was completely incinerated by this Noble Phantasm. Excalibur is classified as an ‘Anti-Fortress Noble Phantasm” due to its magnitude and destructive power.

Avalon
Rank: EX
Type: Bound Field
Maximum Targets: 1 Person
The sheath of Excalibur, a Noble Phantasm with its origin in the Fairyland Avalon where King Arthur rests. The wielder will heal from any wound, and the aging process will cease. Unleashing the true name of Avalon will deploy a Bound Field that provides the greatest defence. A Noble Phantasm that annuls the interference of True Magic; its existence is equivalent to True Magic.
In legend, losing this sheath casted an ominous shadow onto the life of King Arthur, eventually cascading to the collapse of the kingdom. In modern times, the Einzberns excavated Avalon at Cornwall and passed it into the hands of Emiya Kiritsugu. Afterward, it was planted into the body of Emiya Shirou to save his life, eventually becoming the link that led to his bond with Artoria. In Fate Route, Artoria learned that Shirou was her “sheath”, which led the duo to emerge victorious in the Holy Grail War.

対魔力: A
また、アーサー王の父ウーサーは、マーリンの計らいで竜の因子を持った後継者を造り、アルトリアは人であり ながら竜そのものの魔力を帯びるに至った。


True Assassin[edit | edit source]

[v] Fate/complete material III: World Material - The Servants of the Fifth Holy Grail War: True Assassin, p.032-033 [T]

Hassan-i Sabbah
Class: Assassin
Master: Matou Zouken
Alignment: Lawfully Evil
Sex: Male
Height: 215cm
Weight: 62kg
Armament: dirk

STR: B
CON: C
AGI: A
MGI: C
LCK: E
Noble Phantasm: C

Legend
The legend of the "Old Man of the Mountain" appeared even in The Travels of Marco Polo. He was the head of an order of assassins who sought out promising young candidates and recruited them with promises of food, drink, and women, in exchange for assassinating important figures.
This legend had its origins in the 11th century. It originated with Nizari subbranch of Ismāʿīlism, a branch of Shia Islam. They were known as a radical sect. The progenitor of the Nizari was Hassan-i Sabbāh himself. Hassan, who had deep connections to the fallen Fatimid Caliphate, opposed the great Seljuq dynasty, repeatedly assaulting it with war and assassination. The tales of the "assassin order" in later centuries were based on this historical truth.
In the world of Fate/stay night, the name Hassan-i Sabbāh was a title among the Nizari people, whose heir would remove his or her nose and skin to become a faceless person. It is believed that the origin of the term "assassin" is either Hassan's name, or the hashish that he used as a brainwashing drug. Hassan's summoning catalyst is the Assassin class itself. For this reason, a properly summoned Assassin will always manifest as Hassan-i Sabbāh.

Tactics
Hassan appears only a few times in the story. Normally, he moves stealthily, collecting intelligence per the orders of his Master, Matou Zouken. Hassan only shows himself when it is time to kill an enemy.
Hassan himself not a strong Servant. He displays his combat strength through surprise attacks, and is ill-suited to frontal assaults. Thus, Hassan waits for opportunities to arise with an invariable/absolute/certain chance of killing the target. There is no need for him to pursue the superhuman Servants. Instead, he waits for the perfect chance to get close to a Master, whom he can easily defeat...

Class Abilities
Presence Concealment: A+
The greatest weapon of the Assassin class is Presence Containment. When this power is activated, it is possible to completely cut off one's presence. When Hassan is so concealed, it is impossible even for a Servant to sense his presence. One would not be able to tell if Hassan was approaching, if he had already left the area, or if he had even been there in the first place... Thus, Hassan is able to gather intelligence with impunity. Security systems of any kind are meaningless before him.
Also, Hassan-i Sabbāh is a being created from the nineteen people that inherited the name. When Assassin is summoned, one of those nineteen individuals will appear. Naturally, Assassin's abilities and Noble Phantasms change depending on which Hassan is summoned. However, the excellent Presence Containment skill is a class ability, so it is shared by all Assassins. As described above, each Hassan has removed his or her nose and skin to create a faceless appearance, which carries the significance of being "nobody." It is hypothesized that the anonymity of being "nobody," the elimination of the self, also influences Presence Containment's ability to "hide oneself." Incidentally, the nineteen Hassans each have unique personalities, so the reader should take care to remember that they are not emotionless fighting machines.
Each of the "Hassans" are not quite Heroic Spirits, but rather mere wraiths (Heroic Spirits are heroes that have left their names in history, and assassins have no names). In comparison to the other Servants, Assassin's combat ability is lacking. However, the discussion changes if Assassin uses Presence Containment to obtain a perfect killing opportunity. Even if the first blow fails to defeat the enemy, Assassin can conceal himself again with Presence Containment, and vigilantly await another opportunity. As a matter of fact, even the formidable Cu Chulainn was easily defeated when he faced Hassan.
Nonetheless, there are weaknesses. In the moment that the user launches an attack, the rank of Presence Containment dramatically decreases. A normal person would fail to notice the killing intent and be sent to the world beyond. However, Hassan's opponents are Servants. For example, with Artoria's Instinct, it is possible to sense the presence of a trap and respond to it. Strategic planning on the Master's part is essential to make the best use of this crafty Servant.

Personal Skills
Projectile (Daggers): B
Hassan's main mode of attack is to throw dirks, a type of dagger that originated in Scotland. His daggers have the same destructive power as firearms when thrown, spelling certain death for a human target. Interestingly, Hassan will never fail to recover all of his thrown daggers after battle, perhaps out of a possessive quirk of personality, or an aesthetic desire to only use his favorite weapons.
Caption: Hassan silently closes in on Kotomine Kirei. Hassan threw his daggers, but Kotomine fended them off.

Protection from Wind: A
In the Middle East, there are legends that typhoons are caused by evil wind gods called djinni (alternately "jinn," "jinnaye"). Divine Protection from Wind is a chant that offers prayers to God, that oneself might receive a charm of protection against the calamity of such evil spirits. To call it a "charm" smacks of superstition, but the strength of its warding is tremendous. Hassan used this skill to resist Artoria's powerful "Bounded Field of the Wind King -- Invisible Air."
Caption: Hassan uses Divine Protection from Wind. A hidden, sacred charm is woven, and his body is imbued with its divine protection.

Self-Modification: C
As its title suggests, this is the ability to alter oneself by connecting one's own flesh to another body. One can increase the length of one's legs, for example, resulting in a form far removed from that of a proper Heroic Spirit. Hassan, whose abilities are below that of the other Servants, uses Self-Modification to enhance his physical performance and make up for his deficits. In the story, he seized Cu Chulainn's heart and introduced it to his own body.
Caption: Hassan, deformed via Self-Modification. His right arm is changing into the arm of the devil Shaytan.

Noble Phantasms
Zabaniya:Delusional Heartbeat
Rank: C
Type: Anti-Unit
Range: 3~9
Maximum Targets: 1 Person

The assassination technique, "Delusional Heartbeat: Zabaniya," that uses Hassan's cursed arm. Hassan connects his arm to the arm of the devil Shaytan (Satan in Christian cosmology). This ability specializes in cursing people to death.
A mirror image is taken of the target to be killed, and from this mirror an ether clump is used to create an exact double existence. This double existence has a property of resonance with the original, so that if the double existence is harmed, the original will suffer the same damage. This can be considered sympathetic magic, albeit of an extremely high level. With this technique, an imitation heart belonging to the target is crushed, and the target dies without any outward sign of injury as its heart alone is pulverized. All armor is meaningless against Delusional Heartbeat's attack. No matter how mighty the foe, they cannot withstand this Noble Phantasm which directly assaults the inner organs. It is indeed a terrifying Noble Phantasm worthy of an assassin.

Defending against Zabaniya

Delusional Heartbeat is a Noble Phantasm of absolute death. However, as with other Noble Phantasms, it is neither invincible nor perfect.
The ability's effective range is limited, so if one retreats past this distance and uses long-range attacks, Assassin is helpless. Also, Delusional Heartbeat is a curse, so it may be ineffective against Servants with high Magic Resistance, while targets with high Luck may be able to evade it. Additionally, there is the critical fact that the heart organ is not the vital point of a Servant. There also exist exceptional opponents such as Servants that can move without a heart, or individuals that are unaffected by a destroyed heart such as Kotomine Kirei.

妄想心音(ザバーニーヤ)
ランク:C 種別:対人宝具
レンジ:3~9
最大補足:ひとり

呪いの腕を使った暗殺術“妄想心音(ザバーニーヤ)”。それがハサンの宝具である。中東の古い呪術によって生み出した悪魔シャイターン(キリスト教におけるサタン)の腕を己の腕としてつなげたもの。その能力は、人を呪殺することに特化している。
殺害対象を鏡に写し、その反鏡存在から、エーテル魂を用い、殺害対象と寸分たがわぬ“二重存在”を作り出す。二重存在とは、本物と共鳴しあう性質を持っており、二重存在を傷つければ、本物も同じく怪我をする。これは類感呪術、それも極めて高度なレベルといえる。これによって作り出された対象の擬似心臓を握り潰すことで、対象は、外見的にはかすり傷ひとつ負わずに心臓だけを潰されて死亡する。この妄想心音(ザバーニーヤ)による攻撃に対しては、いかなる鎧も意味をなさない。何人であろうとも鍛えることのできない部分、臓腑を直接攻撃することができるこの宝具は、まさにアサシン(暗殺者)に相応しい恐るべき宝具といえよう。


Record of Heavens Feel[edit | edit source]

Holy Grail War[edit | edit source]

The creation of the Holy Grail War[edit | edit source]

[v] Fate/complete material III: World material - Record of Heavens Feel - Holy Grail War: The creation of the Holy Grail War, p.006

Einzbern

Makiri
Makiri Zolgen

Tohsaka
Tohsaka Nagato
Family head of the Tohsaka during the original planning of the Holy Grail War. He studied under Zelretch as a mage apprentice and dreamt of attaining the Root through the Holy Grail. Also, he was a Christian despite it being banned in the Japan at that time.

Witness, “Wizard Marshall” Kischua Zelretch Schweinorg
One of the only five True Magicians in the world. Zelretch served as the witness during the creation of the Greater Grail. He is an old man with many nicknames. He has been referred to as “Wizard Marshall”, “(Zelretch ) Of the Jewel”, “Kaleidoscope”, “Old Man Time” and many other names. The 5 phenomenon that cannot be achieved through sorcery or science are called “True Magic”, and those individuals who can invoke these are called “True Magicians”. Zelretch once fought the existence known as “Crimson Moon”. Although emerging victorious (draw?), he paid a heavy price. As a result of this engagement, he became severely aged, and his powers diminished. And it was also at that time, he was bitten by the Crimson Moon and turned into a vampire. His name was entered into the list of “The 27 Dead Apostle Ancestors”, which documents powerful vampires.
The Magic which Zelretch wields is something called “The Second Magic”, and through this Magic he can freely stroll through many parallel worlds. He is a complicated and weird guy with a personality that “rages at evil and laughs at good”. He is a powerful existence who is surprisingly meddlesome in worldly affairs, and frequently sparks conflicts. A troublesome figure indeed.
In the Association, becoming “a pupil of Zelretch” is synonymous to being turned into a complete wreck. Tohsaka Nagato is one of the few rare talented ones that returned without a scratch after becoming the pupil of Zelretch.
Not only a True Magician, but also the pinnacle of magi, this is the “Wizard Marshall” Zelretch. His physique is strong and tough. His demeanour can certainly be called “old but not out”.

遠坂 永人
聖杯戦争設計当初の遠坂当主.ゼルレッチに師事したで魔術師,聖杯により根源へと至ることを夢 見ていた. 当時の日本では禁じられていたキリスト教の信者でもある。

History of the Holy Grail War[edit | edit source]

[v] Fate/complete material III: World Material - Record of Heavens Feel - Holy Grail War: History of the Holy Grail War, p.007

1790s - The Holy Grail War preparation
In the 1790s, the Einzbern and Matou landed in Japan to fulfill their plan. Then, they proceeded with the preparations of the First Holy Grail war over the course of 10 years.

1800s - The First Holy Grail War
The first Holy Grail War. The rules were not laid out properly, and the Masters' sense of being “participants” was weak. Because there were no Command Spells as in the present, the Servants did not comply with orders, and so the rest of the ritual failed. The Descent of the Holy Grail was at Ryūdō temple.

1860s - The Second Holy Grail War
In light of the failure of the First, the ritual was held only after detailed rules were developed. The so-called "Command Spell System” was perfected/completed, so that it became possible for the Master to enslave the Servant, though the War was a failure. The Descent of the Holy Grail was at the Tōsaka Residence.

1930s - The Third Holy Grail War
Held on the eve of WWII. There were battles over the Lesser Grail with the Imperial Army and the Nazis as well, and the fighting unfolded in the Imperial Capital, but the Lesser Grail was destroyed and the ritual failed. The evocation site of the Grail was at Fuyuki Church. Angra Mainyu was taken in and the Greater Grail was contaminated.

1990s - The Fourth Holy Grail War

2000s - The Fifth Holy Grail War
Events told in "Fate / stay night", the latest and final battle.

2010s - The taking apart of the Holy Grail War.
Ten years after the Fifth War. Lord Emelloi II (real name, Waver Velvet. One of the Masters of the Fourth War) arrived in Fuyuki and together with the head of the Tohsaka line, set out to completely take apart the Great Grail. The Association was planning on bring back the Greater Grail, so the two sides were completely opposed. After the end of the great turmoil of the same magnitude as the Grail War, the Greater Grail was completely dismantled. The Grail Wars of Fuyuki came to a complete conclusion here.

1790年頃 - 聖杯戦争の準備
1790年頃、アインツベルンとマキリが日本上陸を果たす。その後、10年の歳月をかけて第一次聖杯戦争の準備を進める。

1800年頃 - 第一次聖杯戦争
最初の聖杯戦争. ルールはロクに規定されておらず, マスターたちの"参加者"としての意識は希薄, 現在のような令呪がないためサーヴァントは命令に従わないなど儀式の休をなさず矢敗した. 聖杯降臨地は柳洞寺

1860年頃 - 第ニ次聖杯戦争
第一次の失敗を踏まえ, 細部のルールを整備して執り行われた回. "令呪というシスタム"が完成し, マスターがサーヴァントを思い通りに使役することが可能になったが, 儀式は朱敗に終わる.聖杯降臨地は遠坂邸

1930年頃 - 第三次聖杯戦争
第二次世界大戦前夜に執り行われた回。 小聖杯を巡り帝国陸軍やナチスを交え、帝都を舞台に戦いが繰り広げられたが、小聖杯が破壊され 失敗。聖杯降臨地は冬木協会。 アンリマユを取り込み、大聖杯が汚染された。

1990年頃 - 第四次聖杯戦争

2000年頃 - 第五次聖杯戦争
『Fate/stay night』で語られた、最新にレて最後の戦い。これまでの聖杯戦争の締めくくりと呼ぶに相応しい激戦が繰り広げられた。で語られた、最新にレて最後の戦い。これまでの聖杯戦争の締めくくりと呼ぶに相応しい激戦が繰り広げられた。監督者の任にあつ言峰 綺礼が、本来の参加者であるバゼットを殺害してランサーのマスタ一になり代わるなど、不測の事態が数多く発生した回でもある。

2010年頃 - 聖杯戦争の解体
第五次聖杯戦争の10年後、ロード・エルメロイⅡ世(本名はウェイバー・ベルベット。第四次聖杯戦争のマスタ一のひとり)が冬木市を訪れ、遠坂家の当主と共に大聖杯の完全解体ヘと乗り出す。魔術協会は大聖杯の復興を策レていたため、両者は完全に対立。聖杯戦争にも匹敵する大騒動の未、大聖杯は解体される。冬木市の聖杯戦争は、ここで完全なる終結を迎えることとなる。

History of the Lesser Grail[edit | edit source]

[v] Fate/complete material III: World material - Record of Heavens Feel - Holy Grail War: History of the Lesser Grail, p.009

History of the Lesser Grail
• Fourth Holy Grail War

• Fifth Holy Grail War

• Matou Sakura
In the final events of the Fourth Holy Grail War, Zolgen (Matou Zouken) acquired the fragments of the destroyed Grail. He combined the fragments with his Crest worms, which he put inside Sakura's body. Though she was incomplete, this turned her into a second Lesser Grail.

歴代の小聖杯

Distortion of the Holy Grail by "Angra Mainyu: All the World's Evil"[edit | edit source]

[v] Fate/complete material III: World material - Record of Heavens Feel - Holy Grail War: Distortion of the Holy Grail by "Angra Mainyu: All the World's Evil", p.010

Wishes of the Holy Grail granted by "Angra Mainyu: All the World's Evil"
Angra Mainyu was one young man who has forced to bear all the sins of the world to prove the goodness of the people of the world in the small but complete world of a village. He, who had been wished to be the "Symbol of Evil" by people, was summoned as a Servant and defeated, but when he was taken into the Grail, a black miracle had happened. The power of the Grail as a wish granterer received the wishes that humanity had placed on Angra Mainyu and was trying to give him, an existence that was only a soul, a physical form with power befitting that of the "Symbol of Evil".
Angra Mainyu was being born, with the Greater Grail as a uterus, as an embodiment of the Third Magic. Successful cases of True Magic. Birth of Angra Mainyu. The evil desires people wished upon Angra Mainyu connected to the Greater Grail and the cursed concept of "All the Evils in the World" had begun to become incarnated. This could be said to be a successful case of the Third Magic.

Servant System[edit | edit source]

Factors Affecting Servant Status[edit | edit source]

[v] Fate/complete material III: World material - Records of Heavens Feel - Servant System: Factors Affecting Servant Status, p.014
  • Land
  • Recognition
  • Magic energy of Master


The three factors that affect the status of a Servant are land, recognition, and Master.
With respect to land and recognition, the closer one is to the land (cultural sphere) that was the stage of the legend of the Heroic Spirit and the more that spirit is known, the stronger he is.
The meaning of "strong" here is the Servant becoming closer to the strength, equipment of that of the legend. Through this blessing, the addition of another NP is also possible.
If Chu Chulainn had been summoned in his homeland Ireland, a castle, chariot, protection of sleeplessness, and the like would have been added probably. Also, if the magic energy of the Master is powerful, the Servant will become closer to his strength as in the legend.

Saber - Master: Emiya Shirou
Saber - Master: Emiya Kiritsugu
STR: B STR: B
CON: C CON: A
AGI: C AGI: A
MGI: B MGI: A
LCK: B LCK: D
Noble Phantasm: C Noble Phantasm: A++
Class Skills:
Magic Resistance: A
Riding: B
Class Skills::
Magic Resistance: A
Riding: A
Because Artoria has served under several Masters, she is a good example for demonstrating the effect that the Master’s magical energy has on Servant Status. Because Shirou’s Magical Paths were obstructed, Artoria’s ability cannot be called that of the best Servant while having Shirou as her Master. Artoria’s abilities rose when having Kiritsugu as Master. Her LCK status decreased since even Kiritsugu still could not provide sufficient magical energy, as a result the status was affected by the Master's way of life. When having Rin as a Master, Artoria was able to unleash her original abilities without being affected by the Master.

Difference between Heroic Spirits and Servants[edit | edit source]

[v] Fate/complete material III: World material - Records of Heavens Feel - Servant System: Difference between Heroic Spirits and Servants, p.012

Difference between Heroic Spirits and Servants
Heroic Spirits were Heroes who have left behind great feats in legends after death and become subjects of belief.
Normally, a Heroic Spirit is summoned by the world as power that protects humans.
The ones summoned by humans are Servants. However, Heroic Spirits cannot be controlled by humans, and to summon them, the Holy Grail or something with power of that sort must be used.
The Servant system of Fuyuki summons Heroic Spirits with the power of the Greater Grail. Heroic Spirits summoned as Servants are like "emanations", copies created using the information of the main body of the Heroic Servant.

Thrones of Heroes diagram.png

•Birth of Heroic Spirits
It's been explained that Heroic Spirits are beings that heroes whom belief has been gathered upon become after death, but heroes of myths and legends can be born by the gathering of belief even if they didn't exist. Also, there are those who those who make a contract of some sort with the world when they were alive and as compensation become Heroic Spirits after death. In the Fifth War, Hasan Sabaha was a hero that actually existed, and Herakles and Medusa are ones of legends. Also, Emiya and Artoria are beings that became (or will become) Heroic Spirits after their contract with the world. Those who have become Heroic Spirits are freed from the constraints of time and are moved to the Throne of Heroes, existing to the outside of the World.

•Heroic Spirit summoning
Heroic Spirits are beings cut off from the time axis and can be summoned in any era, regardless of past and future. However, the only one that can summon the main body of the Heroic Spirits is the "world", and alas, humans can't summon the main body and can only summon their emanations, the Servants. Speaking of which, the information (souls) making up the Servants return to the main body at the same time as the death of the Servant, and the main body can know, as records, about the actions of the Servants as if reading a book.

Servant system - Spiritual Body and Material Body[edit | edit source]

[v] Fate/complete material III: World material - Records of Heavens Feel - Servant System: Spiritual Body and Material Body, p.018

Spiritual Body and Material Body
“Spiritual Body” is a word that describes an existence with spiritual properties. In other words, a shape is constructed without relying on components with physical properties. On the other hand, “Material Body” means something that is identical in structure as our flesh bodies. A Material Body, just like us, cannot walk through walls, and will hurt and become wounded when beaten with an iron baton. However, a Spirit Body is capable of completely disregarding such physical interference. Attacking a Spiritual Body with a baton or sword (unless they are magical items) will only hit empty space.
When Servants materialise, they acquire Material Bodies in this world. They can also switch to Spiritual Bodies through their will. Spiritual Bodies have the advantages such as low mana consumption, and difficult to be detected by enemies. One of the properties of a Spiritual Body is that it is unaffected by physical interference, but conversely it is difficult for a Spiritual Body to affect a Material Body. As a result, Servants Materialise when engaging in combat.

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Although both are Material Bodies, the composition of Servants and Humans are drastically different. Naturally, it is impossible to transplant a portion of a Servant’s Material Body to a human. However, Emiya Shirou was able to successfully transplant Archer’s left arm to replace his own lost left arm. How is this possible? It is because Shirou and Archer – Heroic Spirit Emiya are the same person.

How to Defeat A Servant[edit | edit source]

[v] Fate/complete material III: World material - Records of Heavens Feel - Servant System: How to Defeat A Servant, p.018

How to Defeat A Servant
When a Heroic Spirit emerges into this world, he first acquires a Spiritual Core. The Heroic Spirit then materialises as the body envelopes this Spiritual Core. In order to defeat a Heroic Spirit, one must inflict damage to the Spiritual Core. The Spiritual Core gradually diminishes as a result of massive magical energy expenditure or sustaining bodily damage. Under these adverse conditions, the Heroic Spirit’s expenditure of magical energy will escalate, and should damaged be inflicted through powerful magical energy, curse, or Noble Phantasm, the Spiritual Core will be destroyed, and the Heroic Spirit will no long be able to remain materialised. The heart and head are connected directly to the Spiritual Core, thus they are the weaknesses of Heroic Spirits. Sustaining damage at these locations will significantly weaken the Spiritual Core.

•Battle of Servants
The battle between Servants can be called a process of gradually shaving off the magical energy that forms the their bodies. Attacks that consume a great amount of magical energy will inflict a massive amount of damage on the opponent, but it will also weaken yourself in the process. In order to inflict a great amount of damage with minimum expenditure of magical energy, it is necessary to collect intelligence regarding the enemy and assault his weakness.

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Servant Summoning[edit | edit source]

[v] Fate/complete material III: World Material - Records of Heavens Feel - Servant System: Servant Summoning, p.013

Servant Summoning
First, the Master performs a ritual to interfere with the Greater Grail, then the Greater Grail borrows the information of the main body of the Greater Grail in the Throne of Heroes.
The information (soul of highest purity of the Heroic Spirit) is blown into the container that is the Class, and the created copy of the Heroic Spirit is the Servant.
The Servant is an unstable existence that should not be in the world so its coordinates in the world have to be anchored, using the Master as the host. The Mater also has the role of supplying magic energy to the Servant.
When performing the ritual, the Master can designate the Heroic Spirit to be summoned by preparing a catalyst with ties to the Servant of his desire. When there is no catalyst, a Heroic Spirit with good affinity with the Master is summoned. In the case of catalysts for multiple Heroic Spirits (for example, the gates of Troy, the symbol of the Trojan War), the Heroic Spirit among the candidates that has good affinity with the Master will be chosen.

Heroic Spirit
Catalyst list
Artoria (King Arthur) Avalon, the sheath of Excalibur.
Chu Chulainn A jewel on which is engraved an original rune inscribed by Chu Chulainn. It had been crafted into earrings.
EMIYA Rin Tohsaka's Jewel Pendant
Gilgamesh Snake Skin
Medusa Mirror dug up from a temple in Eritrea. An item with ties to an old Earth goddess of Greece.
Medea Literature, from Colchis, with ties to Medea
Sasaki Kojirou The mountain gate.
Hassan-i Sabbah Since Hassan is the origin of the word Assassin, the class of Assassin itself is Hassan's catalyst.
Heracles A slab of rock from a temple of Heracles.

Class[edit | edit source]

[v] Fate/complete material III: World material - Records of Heavens Feel - Servant System: Class, p.015

Class
A "Servant Class" is a container prepared for materialising a Heroic Spirit that is summoned into the current era as a Servant.
There are seven Servant Classes: Sabre, Lancer, Archer, Rider, Caster, Assassin and Berserker. Since there cannot be repeats of any one class, the seven Servants participating in a Holy Grail War will be of different classes.
Heroic Spirits determine their classes on the basis of their characteristics, and then summoned as the Servant of the corresponding class. For instance, the only class appropriate for Artoria is Sabre, but Hercules, who was said in legends to be proficient with all weapons, can be summoned into all classes but Caster. The affinity between the Master and the Heroic Spirit will determine which class the Heroic Spirit will be summoned into. However, the Einzberns, as one of the "Three Founding Families" and well-informed of the rules of the Servant system, was able to preemptively interfere with the system and summon Hercules as Berserker.
Among all the classes, Sabre, Lancer and Archer are also called the "Three Knights". They are frequently Heroic Spirits from the Age of Gods when sorceries were common. Due to high magic resistance, modern magi are unable to inflict damage to them.
The Assassin class is special, as the only qualifying Heroic Spirits are the Hassan al-Sabbah's.

Saber
Knight of the Sword. The compatible Heroic Spirit naturally needs to possess legends as a knight of sword, as well as the highest levels of attributes in all but MGI. Class Abilities include Magic Resistance and Riding. Also, compatible Heroic Spirits usually excel in delivering powerful burst attacks.

Lancer
Knight of the Lance. Its high qualifying conditions are second only to Sabre. Attributes are excellent overall, in addition, AGI must be high. Of course, Servants of this class are proficient in hit-and-run tactics that capitalise on range and speed. This class includes many Heroic Spirits who were knights.

Archer
Knight of the Bow. A class that excels in possessing powerful Noble Phantasms. The qualifying condition is not attributes, but the possession of powerful projectile weapons or special abilities related to projectile weapons. Highly effective as scouts. They have not only the Magic Resistance ability of the Knight Classes, but also the class ability of Independent Action.

Rider
Mounted soldier. Heroic Spirits who rode mounts (not limited to living creatures) qualify for this class. Although attributes tend to be lower compared to the Three Knight Classes, this is compensated by the abilities of the mount described in legend. Besides Magic Resistance, class abilities also include high Riding.

Caster
Magus. Qualifying conditions only include mastery of sorceries of the highest calibre. Due to this trait, the qualifying Heroic Spirits tend to have low combat abilities. In addition, since the majority of Servants have Magic Resistance, this class is thought to be the weakest of all.

Assassin
Assassin. The only qualifying Heroic Spirits are the generations of Hassan al-Sabbah's, and one of them would be summoned. All of them do not have glorious legends as heroes, thus possess low attributes. Class ability is Presence Concealment, and the use of this ability during battle is the lifeline of Assassin.

Berserker
Mad Warrior. Heroes who have gone berserker during battle qualify for this class. Normally it is considered ideal if a Servant can wield power at the level of the original Heroic Spirit, but "Mad Enhancement" allows for the attribute enhancement of the Servant beyond the ability of the original at the cost of sanity. A class originally used to enhance weak Heroic Spirits.

Servant's status[edit | edit source]

[v] Fate/complete material III: World material - Records of Heavens Feel - Servant System: Servant's status, p.014

Servant's status

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  • Strength: Bodily might in terms of power.
  • Endurance: How much damage one can withstand.
  • Agility: Quickness and speed of reaction.
  • Magical Power: How much magical energy can be handled.
  • Good luck: The quality of one's luck.
  • Noble Phantasm: The strength of the Noble Phantasm one owns.


•Alignment
A status showing a clear representation of the mentality of the Servant. It represents a combination of the policy they place importance on and their personality, policies being "lawful, neutral, chaotic" and personalities being "good, neutral, evil". These are different from the fire, wind, and other alignments of magi.
Non-matching personalities won't result in major discord, but differing policies will result in difficulty in a Servant resolving differences of opinion with another Servant.
Lawful Artoria and Chaotic Gilgamesh will often have differing opinions despite their personalities both being the same "good".

•Parameter Rule

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A set of rules for representing the rank of a particular status. They range from A~E. EX is in a league of its own, representing powerful to the extent of rendering comparisons meaningless. If we assign numbers to ranks, then E=10, with each subsequent rank increasing by +10. Ranks with “+” such as A+ and B+ can momentarily multiply its associated numerical value. For instance, C+(30) can temporarily boost its power to 60, exceeding Rank A (50). Also, “++” represents multiply by three times.

Class skill[edit | edit source]

[v] Fate/complete material III: World material - Records of Heavens Feel - Servant System: Class Skills, p.016

Class Skills
Mad Enhancement
Ability to increase the rank of each status in exchange for sanity. For each rank increase in Mad Enhance, the number of types of boosted parameters increase. At rank B and over, all status values increase.

Independent Action
Enables action even if the Master dies or if the contract with the Master is terminated. It is possible to stay in the world for one day at rank C, and 2 days at rank B. At rank A, the Servant can continue existing even without the Master.

Riding
Ability to ride things. A Servant with this at rank A can ride even mythical beasts and divine beasts. However, in order to ride dragon types, a different ability than Riding is necessary.

Item Construction
Ability to create weapons having magic power. As one of the main uses of this, there is the creation of Mystic Codes. At rank A Tool Creation, it is possible to create a pseudo potion of immortality.

Presence Concealment
Ability to cut off one's presence as a Servant. It is possible to hide oneself from enemy Servants. At rank D, it only increases one's suitability in taking covert actions, but at rank A+, the Servant will hardly ever be found.

Territory Creation
Ability to create a territory advantageous to oneself as a magus. The workshops of common magi are also included in as territories, but at rank A, it is possible to create a temple class territory exceeding that of a workshop.

Magic Resistance
Ability of resistance to magery. Generally speaking, it cancels magic of a certain rank and below. At rank B and over, the Servant won't be hurt even by high magery, ritual mantras, and other elaborate magery.

Noble Phantasm serving as a proof of a Heroic Spirit[edit | edit source]

[v] Fate/complete material III: World material - Records of Heavens Feel - Servant System: Noble Phantasm serving as a proof of a Heroic Spirit, p.017

Noble Phantasm serving as a proof of a Heroic Spirit

Types of Noble Phantasm
Anti-World Noble Phantasm
The type that Gilgamesh's Enuma Elish belongs to. The actual output of Enuma Elish itself is about the same level or a little higher than Artoria's Excalibur, but it's effect which is unquestionably that of the legend of "ripping the world" puts this sword in a special category. Oh, and the rank is EX.

Barrier Noble Phantasms
Of the Noble Phantasms used to create barriers, those that aren't used for attack. Saber's Avalon, which was stored inside Shirou, is a typical example. Even if it's a Noble Phantasm that creates a barrier, those used for attacks, like Rider's Blood Fort Andromeda, will be classified in the Anti-Army category.

Theory of Magic[edit | edit source]

Effects on the Level of True Magic[edit | edit source]

[v] Fate/complete material III: World material - Theory of Magic - Magecraft: Effects on the Level of True Magic, p.049

Effects on the Level of True Magic
Although generally speaking “there are five True Magics”, this number does not reflect “effects that rival True Magics”. There are several examples in the story. Many Mystic Codes and creatures that exist in the world are also “shaped through True Magic”. Finally, there are those without definite shapes, but only exist “in motion”.
A representative example of this last category is Assassin Kojiro Sasaki’s secret sword technique “Tsubame Gaeshi”. It is an ultimate technique which consists of the blade absolutely, simultaneously tracing separate paths and severing the target. In thaumaturgy, this is called “Multidimensional Refraction Phenomenon – Kischua Zelretch”, in other words, a limited application of the Second Magic “Operation of Parallel Worlds”.
In addition, reality marbles, the sorcery that overwrites reality with the caster’s internal landscape, is also thought to be a skill that approaches the miracle of True Magic. Although temporary, there are not too many magi who are able to execute this World-altering grand sorcery.

•Avalon: The Everdistant Utopia
The matching “scabbard” of the holy sword Excalibur. The wielder does not age, and injuries will also quickly heal.
After invoking its true name, Avalon dissipates as tiny particles into the air, and shields the wielder from all interference. No damage can be done to the wielder when a state of absolute defence is initiated. Even interference from the parallel world based on the Second Magic will be blocked. An “absolute defence” that can even repel the assault of True Magic, it is a True Magic in itself. No one can harm the tranquil King that stands in the land of Avalon.
When Avalon was unleashed, not even the King of Heroes could harm Sabre.

•Caster’s Sorcery (limited to Ryudo Temple)
In the ancient era, sorcery is synonymous to True Magic, thus magi are Magicians. The true identity of the Caster in the Fifth War is Medea. She is one of these sorceresses that lived in the Age of Gods. Therefore, the sorceries which she executes have powers that approach the realm of True Magic. No matter how large-scale the sorcery is, she can use ‘High Speed Divine Language” to cast it in one step. Her skills even transcend the strongest magi of the current era, exceeding the Magicians. Although Medea is not a Magician, no one can argue that she is “a magus that is infinitely close to the Magicians”.

•Phantasmal Species (Phantasmal Beasts of the Millennium-Rank, and Divine Beasts)
The creatures told in the myths and legends around the world. Dragons, Fairies, and Ghosts etc. are such examples. The Pegasus mounted by Rider is a member of the Phantasmal Species.
Phantasmal Species embody mysteries simply by existing, thus they transcend normal sorceries. Those Phantasmal Species that have survived for millennia are thought to be equal to True Magic, even observing one can be said to be a miracle.

•The Spatial Transportation of Servants
Spatial Transportation is a sorcery in the realm of True Magic. Not used normally, but Masters can use command spells to realise it to a limited extend. This is called Forced Summoning. Although the distance may be quite far, after the command is issued, the Servant will traverse great distances and arrive at the side of the Master in haste.

•Zelretch’s Treasure Chest
The heirloom of the Tohsaka House, and now it is a mystery chest that Rin favours. It was made by Zelretch.
It looks like a “genuine treasure chest” from the outside, but it is really a “magical chest” that was made by applying the Second Magic. By bending space, most items can be fit into it. Possibly due to the effect of the Second Magic, the rate of temporal passage inside the chest is different from that of the outside. One hour inside equals to one day outside.

Family Lineage[edit | edit source]

[v] Fate/complete material III: World Material - Theory of Magic - Magecraft: Family lineage of Magus, p.046

Family lineage of Magus
Great magic families

Family name or Representative
Attributes
Explanation
Tohsaka Conversion -
Makiri Absorption -
Einzbern Flow and transfer of power Magic attribute that Einzbern magi are skilled in. They are specialized at the transmutation and creation of materials, that is, alchemy, using this attribute, and are highly skilled in the production of homunculi. Illya often uses magic, using the attribute of transferring, to move the consciousness of others to something else.
Edelfelt Conversion Family from Finland. Like Tohsaka, prefer jewels magic, which uses the attribute of conversion.
Barthomeloi Almighty Old line even in the Magic Association. One of the families of the rulers, the Lords. Embodiments of perfectionism and aristrocracy.
Milyonecalion Prosperity One of the top magi in the magic world, known also by the name "Giver of All Sealing Designations" (or other way around?). Details are unknown.
Jewel Killer Halting One of the remarkable magi in history, affiliated with the Sea of Estray, the mysterious prototype of the Magic Association.
Hermes Silis Atlasia Future Magus from one of the divisions of the Magic Association, the Atlas Institute, the association for the magi and alchemists of Egypt.

Incantations[edit | edit source]

[v] Fate/complete material III: World Material - Theory of Magic - Magecraft: Incantations, p.043

Incantations
The incantation is the action for performing magic and is necessary when starting up a magic formula. There are two types of incantations, steps and bars, and bars take more time than steps, which finish instantly. The more difficult the magic formula, the more bars are needed, also, it is possible to raise the effect of the magic the longer the incantation is made.

There are rules to be kept in the incantation and if those are kept, adding personal arrangement to the finer points is effective. This is particularly evident in spells and it’s normal for there to be different arrangement according to ease of usage per school and magus. Also, with respect to large scale magic, a ritual or contract is necessary to start up the formula, but these include countless steps and bars so these aren't treated as incantations. Note that the high speed divine words of Casters can activate large scale magic with one bar, and on top of that, that one bar can activate spells faster than or the equivalent of one step.

•One bar (approximately one second)
Incantations using spells and utterances. No matter how fast one says it, at least one second will be used up. Put two of these together and you have two bars, three and you have three bars, and the incantation becomes larger and larger. Of course, for each extra bar, the time is extended by 1 second.

•One step (less than one second)
Incantations performed by one action such as finger pointing, teeth gnashing, etc.
These are the shortest types of incantations and they can activate magic in an instant.
These include Gandr shooting which activates by finger pointing and mystic eyes which activate by looking. Also called Single Action.

•Ten count (instant contract) (ten seconds)
A magic startup method which establishes a contract that would have actually taken many hours in about ten seconds. As an incantation, there would be ten or more bars. Thus, while it may be called instant, ten seconds will actually be necessary.

Land and Thaumaturgy[edit | edit source]

[v] Fate/complete material III: World Material - Theory of Magic - Magecraft: Land and Thaumaturgy, p.043

Land and Thaumaturgy
To use magic, what is necessary is a sequence in which a magus, once establishing contact with a magic foundation engraved in the world, sends a command to the magic foundation and executes a premade function. At this time, the fuel used for executing the function is magic energy, and the magus will have to send the command at the same time as the magic energy.

Magic foundations are magic theories that magus schools have engraved in the world, and magic is started up in accordance with those rules and systems. For example, the magic theory with the largest foundation is the “Teaching of the Lord” of the Church. Magic foundations engraved in the form of academia and religions fuse intimately with the veins of the land, and the magus using that magic foundation can perform magic anywhere in the world. However, if the magus leaves the land where his magic foundation was engraved in, he loses the backup of his land, and the force is certain to deteriorate.

Note that the case is different with magic foundations that are not academia or religions but rather are passed down through personal orally transmitted teachings, the limited inheritance in clans, etc. As long as the rules of those foundations are met, it is possible to exhibit the same basic effect no matter where one is in the world.

Matou Zouken
The Makiri line moved from their homeland to Fuyuki and fell. For a magus to leave their land carries the meaning of departing from their own magic foundation and is extremely risky.

Magecraft[edit | edit source]

[v] Fate/complete material III: World Material - Theory of Magic - Magecraft, p.040

Keywords to learn about Thaumaturgy
•Alignment
Determines the orientation of the magic that the magus is skilled in

•Attribute
One of the factors determining the effect of one's magic. There are multiple genres like reinforcement and projection.

•Magic foundation
System engraved in the world in advance, which renders magic usable. Takes the form of academia and religion.

•Origin
The orientation at the time that an event occurred.
The origin is what defines the existence as an existence. In magery, it also is used under the meaning of alignment.

•Magic formula
Something included in a magic foundation and in which the function of magic is recorded.
The magus sends a command to the magic formula, puts magic power into it, and thereby activates the function of magic incorporated into the formula in advance.

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Mage's Association[edit | edit source]

[v] Fate/complete material III: World material - Theory of Magic - The two great forces in the Thaumaturgy world: Mage's Association, p.051

“Clock Tower”, the Highest Institute of Magic
The Clock Tower, the core of the Association and in fact what could also be said to be the Association itself, is based in the British museum of London. Magi from all over the world gather and devote themselves day and night to the study of magic, while at the same time, are busily tripping over and being tripped over by other factions and competing for power and budget. The organization is anything but harmonious and has a complicated bizarre structure, but the magical research there is without doubt the leading edge.

Below the building, there is the magi’s research area which includes studies and archives. It is only a venerable museum to normal people of course, but at the deepest part, there is a special area (prison?) called the “Bottom of the Bridge” where the Association confines many sealing designated magi deemed to be “dangerous because their talents were too outstanding.” Also, apparently the Gazamy the “Evil Spook”, treated as the number one disaster in the Association, is locked up at the bottom of the London tower.

The person of highest position in the Clock Tower, the “Director” has been the same person for the 2000 years since the founding of the organization, and because of this is thought to be something more than human.

The organization handling patents relating to magic is also the Clock Tower, and the current finances of the Tohsaka family is being by covered by the patent royalties that are being transferred to their account.

Ranks of Magi
A magus is given a “rank” that matches his ability. The highest is said to be Crown (Grand), but details on it are unknown. Note that Lord El-melloi II, lecturer at the Clock Tower who has produced many Grands among his pupils, is stuck in the mediocre “fourth rank” for some reason.

Color ranks
Separate from the normal ranks, color-based titles are given to those that have become special.
The highest are red, blue, and yellow based on the three primary colors. After that, there are the combined colors of orange, purple, green, black, and so on. The further down you go, the less your rank is. Note that there is no rule about only one person for each color. The Association will, without any stinginess, award a color to you if you’re a magus of great stature or one with an unusual talent.

Sealing Designation Enforcers
If you receive a “sealing designation”, you will be confined and even your magic research will be gone, not to mention your freedom. Thus, the person given that designation will of course desperately resist that and won’t stop fighting. To forcefully retrieve magi who were qualified enough to be given a sealing designation, the Association dispatches “Enforcers.” There are around 30 of them total, and Bazett is one of them.

Lords, consuming their time in power struggles
In the Magic Association, no rather, the Clock Tower, there are a number of families that hold sway. They are called Lords and are the objects of fear. There are three major families of Lords and about 20 families of relatives. These families are well-known even in normal society. The history of one family is at shortest 500 years and the longest is over 2000 years. They have been plotting and plotting since a staggeringly long past.

The Sea of Estray, together with the Atlas Institute, is an organization called the original form of the Magic Association.
Among the founders of the Magic Association, there had been many heretical magi who were exiled from the Sea of Estray and the Atlas Institute and had no place left to go.
The base of the Sea of Estray is in Northern Europe. This base, with the nickname of the Moving Stone Coffin, is itself a moving mountain range. Normally it is wandering at sea as its name suggests, but sometimes it comes up on dry land.
It seems they research mainly body alteration, but the specifics are unknown.

*What is an alchemist?
One who studies the flow of matter. That is what an alchemist is. The alchemists of the Clock Tower created products like the homunculi of the Einzbern by merging with western magery.
However, the ultimate goal of the alchemists of the Atlas Institute is set even closer to the original ideology, as the "transformation of events". The often spoke-up "transformation of base metal to gold" in alchemy is, to the members of the Atlas Institute, mere "transformation of matter" and is nothing more than a primitive art far removed from their ideals. Their alchemy is an advancement of the metallurgy of ancient Egypt, the root of the discipline, and has not been influenced by western magery like the alchemy that the Clock Tower magi handle.

Magic[edit | edit source]

[v] Fate/complete material III: World material - Theory of Magic - Magecraft: "Magic" making the impossible possible, p.048

"Magic" making the impossible possible
True Magic. This is a different mystery than magery. Magi call the events that are unachievable by magery and science in that age True Magic. If that event could be achieved by time and resources, then no matter the difficulty, that event will not be seen as True Magic.
When the civilization of mankind was still young, all magery had been True Magic. But along with the advancement of science, the number of things that "could be done" by people had increased, and in exchange, True Magic diminished. The number of remaining "True Magics" in the modern era are extremely few, only 5. In "Fate/stay night", the achievement of one of these, the "Third True Magic", occupied the portion of the Grail War that could also be said to be its base.
All magi strive to arrive at "True Magic". Even if they can't reach it, the next generation will. Even the next generation can't reach it, then the one after....and like that, thus was weaved the history of trial and error of magery.

True Magic
Explanation
First True Magic One of the oldest True Magics but the details about it are unknown. What it involves appears to be common knowledge to some magi of privileged rank. The user of the First has already passed away, but it is said that the person that would be his heir is still alive, barely.
Second True Magic The True Magic that observes the infinite parallel worlds and travels between alternative worlds. Its user is Kischur Zelretch Schweinorg. With this magic, this man was able to create a jewel sword to absorb mana from the other worlds and a box that could store an immense amount of objects.
Third True Magic Materialization of the soul, in other words, the magic that realizes true immortality. When accomplished, the practitioner will acquire an unlimited source of magical energy due to the soul becoming analogous to a perpetual motion machine. This is the Magic of the Einzbern lineage, and the Holy Grail War was established to acquire this Magic.
Fourth True Magic Like the First True Magic, the details about it are unknown. What it involves hasn't been heard of either. But, the currently existing wizards, when pointing out to the Fourth True Magic, they'll all say "it is there for sure", and will agree that it exists. Also, they don't know the name of the user either.
Fifth True Magic The True Magic that the Traveling Magician Aozaki Aoko inherited from her grandfather. Its nickname is "Magic Blue." The user Aozaki Aoko is average as a magus but displays transcendence with destruction. Because of this trait, there is a rumor that "Magic Blue" is also a True Magic involving destruction.

•The Five Magicians
There are five True Magics left in the current age. Those who use them are called "Magicians". The user of the First Magic, the oldest True Magic, is said to be dead, so the ones that are "still alive" are four. Let's say that "what had been possible only by True Magic" then becomes achievable by developments in magery or scientific technology. True Magic will be lowered to a mere "craft". Many True Magics were lost from the world like that. Then, can the power of "True Magic" only fade out hereon? No. The arrival of magi at existing or as of yet uncharted new Magic can allow new True Magic to be born and the numbers to be increased. Needless to say, this is far more difficult than a camel passing through the eye of a needle and finding one speck of a jewel in a desert. However, it's not impossible. The existence of the Wizards is proof of that. Thus, magi strive for the heights of True Magic. Believing they will one day reach the stars in the skies with their own hands, they continue dedicating themselves to their studies daily.

•Death of True Magic, Death of a Magician
A Magician, just like a magus, has a long life. If one uses life-prolonging magic, it wouldn't be impossible to live a few hundred, a few thousand years either. But, the "end" will come for sure. Then, would the death of a Magician mean the death of the True Magic he uses? No, it would not. True Magic will be passed on to the inheritor of the next generation and will not disappear. If True Magic were to die, it would only be when it could be realized by normal means.

Magical Beasts[edit | edit source]

[v] Fate/complete material III: World Material - Theory of Magic - Magecraft: Magical Beasts, p.046

Magical Beasts
An umbrella term that encompasses all beasts that do not fall within the normal ecosystem. In this context, “beast” is a thaumaturgical term, and does not necessarily mean quadrupedal mammals. Magical Beasts cannot be explained by immature research or sudden mutations. They are true deviations from biology. Roughly Magical Beasts can be classified into Monstrous Beasts -> Phantasmal Beasts -> Divine Beasts in ascending order towards higher existence.
Most Magical Beasts have existed since the Age of Gods, and are Chimeras formed from mixing different species. They live on currently undeveloped lands that cannot be reached by mankind. Furthermore, Phantasmal Beasts that have existed in the past have almost all migrated to a different world presented as the “Inside of the World”.
Although classified as a Monstrous Beast, the Pegasus that Rider mounted in the story is an existence closer to that of a Phantasmal Beast due to surviving over a very long period of time. Also worth mentioning is that, Phantasmal Beasts that have survived over thousands of years are on the same tier as True Magic, thus rendering mysteries on the level of sorcery completely ineffective against them.

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  • The Pinnacle of Phantasmal Species – Dragons

Dragons, or Magical Beasts similar to Dragons, have members in all classes of Magical Beasts (Monstrous, Phantasmal, and Divine Beasts). Dragons are always thought to be the greatest species within their corresponding classes. Because there are dragons of the Monstrous, Phantasmal, and Divine classes, they have been involved with mankind since before the Age of Gods. They have also left many legends in the field of thaumaturgy.

  • A Heroic Spirit with a Rank in Monster ∙ Magical Beast

Because Rider’s true identity is Medusa, she possesses a rank of Monster ∙ Magical Beast. As a result, the rank of her Divinity decreased to the lowest value of E-. As compensation, she received the ability of Monsters and Magical Beasts, Monstrous Strength.

Medusa
Rider is more of a Divine Spirit than a Heroic Spirit. Yet, it is better to call her “an anti-hero closer to a monster” instead of a Divine Spirit. Because she possesses a rank as a monster, Rider is very incompatible with Servants who fought off monsters in their tales.

Magus[edit | edit source]

[v] Fate/complete material III: World Material - Theory of Magic - Magecraft: Magus, p.041

Magus
•Magic circuit
Magic circuits are the pseudo nerves that a magus has inside himself. These are paths that generate magic energy and access the magic foundation engraved in the world. Magi make magic energy with the magic circuits and use the magic energy to run the magic foundation and thus put magery into effect. To do either of these, the magic circuits are necessary.

As suggested by the description pseudo nerves, these are split into cores and lines joining these together and are spread throughout the body.

The number of magic circuits are fixed at birth and the number won't increase by other than external factors.

•Magic crest
The product of stamping the anchored mystery that a magus had spent his entire life building up. Can be said to be mystical inheritance that defines the magus line as a magus line. While the inheritor is young, it is necessary to implant this little at a time while at the same time having the body adjust to the magic crest by medicine and rituals. The magic association also has technology for extracting just the magic crest from the body and storing it.

•Magus alignment
What determines what kind of attributes a magus' magic is going to be likely to have, or what kind of magic the magus is going to have good chemistry with, is going to be the element aligned with the magus.
In addition to the five great elements of earth, water, fire, wind, and sky, there's the imaginary elements of Hollow and Nothing, for a number of seven.
Some of the five elements will differ according to the school of magic. A famous one is a style in which the five great elements are formed from wood, fire, soil, metal,and water.
Basically, one magus has one alignment, but sometimes there are magi with two alignments (like fire and earth, wind and water) and there are also those called "Average Ones" who have all the five great elements.

Matou Sakura normally would have been a holder of the imaginary element of Emptiness. However, through her magic training, hers had been changed to the water alignment of the Matou line, so she couldn't exhibit her true talent.

Normal alignments
Elements
Explanation
Five great elements Earth One of the two alignments of Kiritsugu. Kiritsugu exhibited his attribute of combining and used magic which combined the wounds of an enemy in a different form than normal, and made them unhealable.
Five great elements Water The alignment that the Matou magi have had for generations. Matou exhibit the attribute of absorption and have passed it on. Sakura's alignment changed from Emptiness to water.
Five great elements Fire The alignment of Tokiomi and also one of the two alignments of Kiritsugu. It is the symbol of life and death and has good chemistry with destructive magic.
Five great elements Wind One of the two alignments of Kayneth Elmelloi Archibold. There are few magi with wind as an alignment
Five great elements Sky An element which makes up celestial bodies that is newly added as a fifth element to the four great elements of earth, water, fire, and wind. This is, in other words, Ether.
Imaginary Elements Hollow The alignment that Sakura was born with. Defined, in magery, as that "which is possible but is not in the physical plane". Also called imaginary numbers.
Imaginary Elements Nothingness Like Hollow, the alignment of an imaginary element. In magery, defined as that "which is not possible, but materializes". Has a different meaning that the "nothing" of physics and math.

•The absoluteness called Origin
If alignment determines the root of one's magic, then even deeper than that, is the origin which determined the root of one's existence. The origin is not only for magi, but is the orientation that all things are born with and it's existence itself is thought absolutely necessary.
Those magi with an origin that is strongly expressed outwardly are sometimes removed from the normal alignments and there are times that the origin itself becomes the alignment. Most of those magi exhibit their talents as extreme specialists.
Because of that, it's said that they can reach higher grounds than normal magi.

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Shirou Emiya's origin is "Sword" and his alignment as a Magus is also "Sword". He is unable to use magic of the five great elements with precision because he doesn't have any of them as an alignment, but it does allow for the manifestation of "Unlimited Blade Works."


•Noble Colors
Of the alignments, wind is called "noble" and fire is "normal". By the way, the term "Noble Colors" is used to refer to special and innate things where he workings of the magic circuit are close to the movements of a celestial body (normally they're closer to the movements of the crust), and is innate and special.
Noble Colors are often used to refer to mystic eyes, and Rider's petrifying mystic eyes are also a noble color.

Holy Church[edit | edit source]

[v] Fate/complete material III: World Material - Theory of Magic - The two great forces in the Thaumaturgy world: The Holy Church, p.052

Holy Chuch
•Agents to eliminate heretics

•Assembly of the Eighth Sacrament
The remains and blood of saints, the nails that crucified Christ, the 30 silver coins of Judas, and other items with the holy attribute are call holy relics, and the special agency for collecting and managing these holy relics scattered across the globe is called the "Assembly of the Eighth Sacrament".
"Sacraments" refers to the seven graces that God bestows in the Catholic faith: Baptism, Holy Eucharist, Matrimony, Holy Orders, Confirmation, Penance, Anointing. The "Eighth Sacrament" refers to the "Grace that doesn't Exist" in the rightful faith. Put into other words, this can also be said to be "power separated from the faith". In other words, the Assembly of the Eighth Sacrament is a group of special clerics who do not fear being involved in heretical power such as magery, and are trained for retrieving the hidden relics.

•Burial Agency

Reality Marble[edit | edit source]

[v] Fate/complete material III: World material - Theory of Magic - Magecraft: Reality Marble, p.045

Reality Marble
A Reality Marble is magic that actualizes the internal landscape of oneself. If it's activated, the surrounding space is changed to a completely different landscape.
The actualization of the internal landscape will be explained by the magical theory, "World Egg" shown in the figures to the bottom left.
That is, the Reality Marble is the result of switching the Self and the World while keeping the boundary the same. At this time, the size of the Self and the World is switched, and the World is enclosed in a little container. This little World is the World egg and the name of the theory.

Q & A[edit | edit source]

General Questions about Fate/Stay Night[edit | edit source]

[v] Fate/complete material III: World material - FAQ with Nasu: General Questions about Fate, p.130

Q: In the Prologue, the clocks were an hour early when Rin woke up, but she only remembered them being 30 minutes fast... why is that?

Q: In the Prologue, the clocks were an hour early when Rin woke up, but she only remembered them being 30 minutes fast... why is that? She did suspect some trick of her late father’s, though (laugh). Could it be that Rin, being the idiot she is, forgot about the first time and set her clock 30 minutes fast twice?

A: The clocks being one hour fast was a scheme of her late father Tokiomi. A bit of playfulness on his part, seeming to say “if she can’t even notice a slip-up as trivial and close to home as this, it’s too soon for her to fight in the Holy Grail War.” I have to admit, it’s a little different from the perfect gentleman Tokiomi was portrayed as in Fate/Zero (laugh)

Q:プロローグでは凛の目覚まし時計が1時間早くなっていましたが、 彼女は30分しか早めた覚えがない……その原因は?凛は、亡父のイタズラを疑っていましたが(笑)。 やはり大ボケを噛ます凛が、一度目を忘れて“2回”時計を30分早めただけでしょうか?

A:1時間のズレは亡き父、時臣の仕掛けです。「この程度の身近な狂いに気づかないようなら聖杯戦争に参加するのはまだ早い」みたいな、ちょっとした茶目っ気だったんですね。『Zero』で描かれたパーフェクトジェントリ・時臣からはちょいかけ離れたものですね(笑)。


[v] Fate/complete material III: World material - FAQ with Nasu: General Questions about Fate, p.130
Q: Prior to the start of the Holy Grail War, what was Gilgamesh doing around Sakura’s house?

Q: Prior to the start of the Holy Grail War, what was Gilgamesh doing around Sakura’s house? Sakura said he was asking directions, did he come to identify “the other Grail” - Sakura?

A: Yes. He came to tell Sakura to “Go die right now”. It is rather a suggestion than command. Regardless the situation, from the King’s perspective, this matter will develop into some sort of entertainment. As a result, what Gilgamesh said was not a command. Sakura’s reply “It was English” was a convenient excuse to hide the truth.

Q:聖杯戦争の開幕前に、桜の元に出没していたギルガメッシュは何をしていたのでしょうか?桜は道を聞かれたと言っていますが、もしかして彼は"もうひとつの聖杯"である桜を確認しに来ていたのでしょうか?

A:そうです。桜には「今のうちに死んでおけ」などの発言をしに来てました。命令ではなく助言ですね。どちらに転んでも王様的には退屈しのぎになる展開だったので、命令ではないのです。桜の「英語だったから分からない」発言も、真実を隠すための方便でした。


[v] Fate/complete material III: World material - FAQ with Nasu: General Questions about Fate, p.130
Q: Before he summoned Saber, why did Shirou dream about the Sword of Promised Victory (Excalibur)?

Q: Before he summoned Saber, why did Shirou dream about the Sword of Promised Victory (Excalibur)? Was the Greater Grail contacting Shirou in order to select him as a Master?

A: During the preparations leading up to the Holy Grail War, when it was decided that Saber (Artoria) would be summoned, “All is a Distant Utopia (Avalon)” within Shirou reacted with his mana flow to cause the image of a “sword” to manifest in his subconscious.

Q:セイバー召喚前に、士郎が"約束された勝利の剣(エクスカリバー)"の夢を見たのはなぜ? これは大聖杯が士郎をマスターとして選ぶためにコンタクトしていたのですか?

A:聖杯戦争が準備段階になり、セイバー(アルトリア)召喚が確定したため、士郎の内部にある"全て遠き理想郷(アヴァロン)"にも魔力が通るようになり、深層意識にあった“剣”のイメージがより表面化したからだと。


[v] Fate/complete material III: World material - FAQ with Nasu: General Questions about Fate, p.130

Q: During the Shirou VS. Rider scene in Saber’s route, why didn’t her daggers kill him?

Q: During the Shirou VS. Rider scene in Saber’s route, why didn’t her daggers kill him? Was it because of the holy sheath embedded within his body? Or was it because his body had begun its swordification?

A: At that time, Shirou’s self-healing had already begun, but the nature of his regeneration was really quite indirect, “changing his muscles into blades in order to knit his wounds with swords.” That is actually what happened, regardless of what you saw during the scene in Saber’s route where Gilgamesh dealt him a mortal wound and Shirou appeared to have “masses of blades shaped like muscle fibers” in his body. So, Shirou’s innards are extremely durable. During the fight with Rider, she was able to injure Shirou with her stakes but it would have been more difficult and troublesome to fatally wound him, so she decided to kick him out the window instead.

Q:セイバールードの士郎VSライダー戦において、なぜライダーの刃は士郎の肉体に通用しなかったのですか?士郎の体に埋まっている、聖剣の鞘のお陰でしょうか?それとも士郎の肉体の剣化が始まっていたのでしょうか?

A: あの時、士郎の自動治癒が始まっていたのですが、彼の肉体再生は“まず筋肉を刀身に変換して、穴の開いた部分を剣で縫いつける”という、実に回りくどい過程しています。
セイバールートでギルガメッシュに致命傷を負わされた時に見える“筋肉筋のような刀身の群れ”はイメージでも何でもなく、実際のものなのですね。
なので、再生中の士郎の中身は大変堅いのです。あの時のライダーは、自分の杭では傷はつけられるけど致命傷にはなりづらい、面倒だから蹴って落とそう、という選択をとったのです。


[v] Fate/complete material III: World material - FAQ with Nasu: General Questions about Fate, p.130

Q: When Kotomine activated the Grail at Ryuudou Temple, what happened to Issei and the rest of the monks? Were they all sleeping?

Q: When Kotomine activated the Grail at Ryuudou Temple, what happened to Issei and the rest of the monks? Were they all sleeping?

A: They were passed out quite cheerfully. [note: Nasu says they all “batan Q’d” together quite cheerfully. It’s an expression that you use when you’ve worked/played until you collapse from exhaustion.]

Q:セイバールートにおいて、言峰が柳洞寺で聖杯を起動した時、寺の僧侶や一成たちはどうなっていたのでしょうか? 眠らされていたのでしょうか?

A:みんな仲良くバタンQ。


[v] Fate/complete material III: World material - FAQ with Nasu: General Questions about Fate, p.130

Q: In the end of the Rin route, was it Shirou that projected Rho Aias in the Shirou vs Gilgamesh fight?

Q: In the end of the Rin route, was it Shirou that projected Rho Aias in the Shirou vs Gilgamesh fight? Or was it Archer? In "Fate/side material", it's said that it was projection magic from Archer, but in the story, there was the depiction of Shirou "pulling the shield from the hill". Does this mean that this switched to Archer's scene?

A: This has been easy to misunderstand, but the part about Archer supporting Shirou was the time before Shirou pulled out Rho Aias, before Shirou came to his realization. After Shirou's monologue about his surprise that he was still alive after taking Gil's attack, "If I survived, there must have been a reason why I survived. But that was simply something I didn't have any control over." That was the "Rho Aias" that Archer made to help Shirou in a way that wouldn't let Gilgamesh know there was someone else waiting to ambush him.

Q:凛ルートのラスト、士郎対ギルガメッシュ戦において"熾天覆う七つの円環(ロー・アイアス)"を投影したのは士郎なのですか?それともアーチャーなのですか?『Fate/side material』ではアーチャーによる投影魔術となっていますが、物語中では士郎が「丘から盾を引きずり上げる」と描写されていました・・・・・・。これ自体がアーチャーの描写に切り換わっていたのでしょうか?

A: これ、勘違いされがちなのですが、アーチャーが士郎をフォローしたのは士郎が"熾天覆う七つの円環(ロー・アイアス)"を出す前、まだ悟りを開いてない時の話なのです。
ギルの一撃を受け、なんで生きているのが自分でも驚きだ、という士郎のモノローグの後、「助かったというのなら、何か助かる理由があったのだ。単にそれが俺の預かり知らぬところにあっただけの話だろう」
これがアーチャーの、ギルが自分という伏兵がいる事を悟られないように手を貸した"熾天覆う七つの円環(ロー・アイアス)"なのです。


[v] Fate/complete material III: World material - FAQ with Nasu: General Questions about Fate, p.130-131

Q: Why did Zouken only send Sakura into actual combat in Sakura’s Route?

Q: Sakura only entered the Holy Grail War during her route, but not in others. Although I think she would develop as the “Black Grail” in any other route, why did Zouken only send her into actual combat in Sakura’s Route? Does that mean Zouken was not in the house in the other routes?

A: Actually Sakura would not develop as the “Black Grail” in any other route. However, when she was chosen by Shirou, “the person she does not wish to lose”, the negative emotions she kept bottled up all these years came flooding out, which accelerated the growth of “All the World’s Evil – Angra Mainyu”.


[v] Fate/complete material III: World material - FAQ with Nasu: General Questions about Fate, p.130-131
Q: In Sakura’s Route, what happened to the devoured Gilgamesh?
Q: In Sakura’s Route, what happened to the devoured Gilgamesh? Saber was blackened and enslaved, but was Gilgamesh’s will too strong to be dominated? Or was he completely digested?

A: He simply cannot be controlled. In fact Gilgamesh cannot be blackened. After being devoured by the Grail, Sakura converted Gilgamesh into mana in haste because she was afraid that Gilgamesh might tear her up from the inside if she does not digest him. However, His Majesty was very hard to digest, so “Angra Mainyu” must have been plagued by belly-ache (laughs).


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Q: It's thought that Sakura had become "a threat to humanity" in the Sakura route, but was the human Counter Force in action at this time?
Q: It's thought that Sakura had become "a threat to humanity" in the Sakura route, but was the human Counter Force in action at this time?

A: It hadn't occurred at that stage yet. ...On the other hand, whether or not the Counter Force moved could turn into one of those endless arguments...


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Q: Shinji’s death was obviously a homicide. Was his death covered up by the Magic Association or the Holy Church?
Q: In Sakura’s route, Shinji’s death was obviously a homicide (though, whether the M.O. can be classified as such by modern forensic science is another matter) so I thought the police would have started an investigation, but there’s no sign of that in the ending. Was his death covered up by the Magic Association or the Holy Church?

A: The Church filed it as “a casualty of the Holy Grail War.”


[v] Fate/complete material III: World material - FAQ with Nasu: General Questions about Fate, p.130-131
Q: At the end of Sakura Route, the shape of the Shirou resurrected by the Third Magic was not human, correct?
Q: At the end of Sakura Route, the shape of the Shirou resurrected by the Third Magic was not human, correct? If his shape was not human, how did they know which object was Shirou?

A: Rider used Rin's pendant as a landmark. As to the state that Shirou was in, I will leave it up to your imagination. Since Shirou was reconstructed from a portion of Illya's body, in terms of size, you would not expect him to be the same as the original. That was my thought process.


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Q: Could Sakura’s route be the one in which Shirou becomes a Heroic Spirit after all?
Q: During the last part of Sakura’s route, Shirou was saved by the tiny bit of residual mana in Rin Tohsaka’s pendant. Also, it seems like Rin knew about the difference in residual mana between the thing he got back from Archer and the thing he was holding, so could Sakura’s route be the one in which Shirou becomes a Heroic Spirit after all? Or could you tell us the route(s) in which Shirou doesn’t become a Heroic Spirit?


A: I’ll just say now that he doesn’t become a Heroic Spirit in any of the routes, but the possibility is still present in all of them as well. Basically, the probability of it happening is almost zero.


[v] Fate/complete material III: World material - FAQ with Nasu: General Questions about Fate, p.131
Q: In Sakura’s Route, Archer seemed to already know the existence of the likes of Angra Mainyu, did he have experience in battling this type of enemies in other eras?

Q: In Sakura’s Route, Archer seemed to already know the existence of the likes of Angra Mainyu, did he have experience in battling this type of enemies in other eras?

A: He fought such things when he was alive, but had to retreat because there was nothing he could do. Also, after reaching the Throne of Heroes, he had an understanding of the target of the Counter Force.

Q:桜ルートで、アーチャーはアンリマユと同種の存在をあらかじめ知っていたようですが、彼は別の時代でもその手の相手と戦った経験があったのでしょうか?

A:生前、それらしいものと対峙し、なすすべなく撤退したことでもあったのでしょう。また、英霊の座についた段階で、抑止の対象は何であるかを知ることになります。

Holy Grail War[edit | edit source]

[v] Fate/complete material III: World material - FAQ with Nasu: Holy Grail War, p.131

Q: Just how well-known is the Fuyuki Holy Grail War among magi around the world? Is it of major significance, or unexpectedly minor importance, like a secret war that isn’t talked about among magi?

Just how well-known is the Fuyuki Holy Grail War among magi around the world? Is it of major significance, or unexpectedly minor importance, like a secret war that isn’t talked about among magi?

A: It’s minor. The stakes were highest up until the Second War, before the Church got involved.

[v] Fate/complete material III: World material - FAQ with Nasu: Holy Grail War, p.131

Q: The Holy Grail War is unknown to the general population, but to what extent is it hidden from normal people? Are the Church people (supervisors) manipulating the media and police (or even the governmental level) to cover it up?

The Holy Grail War is unknown to the general population, but to what extent is it hidden from normal people? Are the Church people (supervisors) manipulating the media and police (or even the governmental level) to cover it up?

A: The Church manipulates information, while the Magic Association handles the media. Also, the Association has the Einzbern cover the cost of any collateral damage.

[v] Fate/complete material III: World material - FAQ with Nasu: Holy Grail War, p.131

Q: Why is it that Tohsaka Rin didn’t know about the original goal of the Holy Grail War to open a “hole” beyond the World?

Q: Why is it that Tohsaka Rin, as the legitimate heir to the legacy of the Three Houses, didn’t know about the original goal of the Holy Grail War to open a “hole” beyond the World? I would have thought that the Tohsaka family would have kept some records regarding the true nature of the Holy Grail War. ...Could it be that Rin just never saw those records?

A: It was because of her Papa’s untimely, careless death.

[v] Fate/complete material III: World material - FAQ with Nasu: Holy Grail War, p.131
Q: By what criteria does the Holy Grail choose its Masters?

Q: By what criteria does the Holy Grail choose its Masters?

A: They have to be magi possessing magic circuits, be of sufficient stature to summon a Heroic Spirit, and be heretics, of a sort. Of course, the Three Houses take priority.

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Q: Is the will of the Greater Grail, which selects Masters, the same will of Justicia who was offered as a sacrifice for the ritual that created it? Or does the Greater Grail lack any kind of volition?

Q: Is the will of the Greater Grail, which selects Masters, the same will of Justicia who was offered as a sacrifice for the ritual that created it? Or does the Greater Grail lack any kind of volition?

A: The Greater Grail does not have a will. Justicia’s soul was completely sublimated.

Q:マスターを選定する大聖杯の意思とは、聖杯建造に生け贄として奉げられたユスティーツァの意志なのでし ょうか? それとも大聖杯に意志などないのでしょうか?

A:大聖杯に意志はありません。ユスティーツァの魂は完全に昇華しています。

[v] Fate/complete material III: World material - FAQ with Nasu: Holy Grail War, p.131
Q: I thought that the Lesser Grail collected “All the World’s Evil (Angra Mainyu)” when it was defeated during the Third Holy Grail War, but then how was the Greater Grail corrupted by “All the World’s Evil (Angra Mainyu)”? Is it because energy flows from the Lesser Grail to the Greater Grail when the two are linked?
Q: I thought that the Lesser Grail collected “All the World’s Evil (Angra Mainyu)” when it was defeated during the Third Holy Grail War, but then how was the Greater Grail corrupted by “All the World’s Evil (Angra Mainyu)”? Is it because energy flows from the Lesser Grail to the Greater Grail when the two are linked?

A: It’s because Avenger himself is “a Heroic Spirit born into existence according to people’s wishes”. Other Heroic Spirits are recognized as true heroes, but Avenger represents the belief that “heroes” are lies and fabrications. The enshrinement of humanity’s selfish desires turned Avenger into a Heroic Spirit, creating a direct connection to the wish-granting function of the Holy Grail. The Greater Grail, “activated 3 times without granting anyone’s wishes”, turned into its present state as there was still a chance to grant somebody’s wish. 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)”.

[v] Fate/complete material III: World material - FAQ with Nasu: Holy Grail War, p.131
Q: When there are enough Servants in the Holy Grail, do they just remain there in the Grail (Greater or Lesser) without returning to the Throne of Heroes, as long as the pathway has not yet been opened (assuming the Grail isn’t damaged)?
Q: When there are enough Servants in the Holy Grail, do they just remain there in the Grail (Greater or Lesser) without returning to the Throne of Heroes, as long as the pathway has not yet been opened (assuming the Grail isn’t damaged)?

A: 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

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Q: Even though it should only happen every 60 years, was the 10 year gap between the Fourth and Fifth Holy Grail Wars as short as it was because the Lesser Grail was destroyed before the Greater Grail could direct the accumulated mana to establish its pathway trapped some unused mana in the Grail?
Q: Even though it should only happen every 60 years, was the 10 year gap between the Fourth and Fifth Holy Grail Wars as short as it was because the Lesser Grail was destroyed before the Greater Grail could direct the accumulated mana to establish its pathway trapped some unused mana in the Grail?

A: That’s true. In fact, you could say that the function of the Greater Grail was already muddled when when it was impregnated with Avenger in the Third War.

[v] Fate/complete material III: World material - FAQ with Nasu: Holy Grail War, p.131
Q: Kotomine said that he had a replica of the Holy Grail that could communicate with the dead, but was that just a lie?
Q: Kotomine said that he had a replica of the Holy Grail that could communicate with the dead, but was that just a lie?

A: It was a priest’s harmless lie! To gain the approval of outside magi, he kept a Grail look-alike in order to have “a sacred relic that grants bargaining power”!

[v] Fate/complete material III: World material - FAQ with Nasu: Holy Grail War, p.131
Q: What is Illya’s capacity as a Grail?
Q: What is Illya’s capacity as a Grail? Hypothetically, if the Einzbern won the War, Illya absorbed the other 6 Servants besides Berserker, and had some shred of human will left, could she still don the Dress of Heaven and initiate the Grail ritual?

A: That’s what Liz and Sella are for. Illya can only take up to 4 - I would think that absorbing a fifth Servant wouldn’t allow her to function as a human any longer.

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Q: Was Berserker summoned without the aid of the Greater Grail, using Illya’s uncommonly high mana capacity?
Q: I thought that Servants can materialize in physical form because of the Holy Grail, but how was Berserker summoned 2 months before the Greater Grail was active? Was he summoned without the aid of the Greater Grail, using Illya’s uncommonly high mana capacity?

A: It was due to the ease of requesting material gathered at the Greater Grail, and some cheating, characteristic of the Einzbern. Although, Old Man Acht did not expect Illya to successfully summon a Servant a full 2 months in advance

Command Spells[edit | edit source]

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Q: In Saber’s route, there was a scene where Illya was frightened by Gil’s appearance, and her Command Seal was described as “glowing.” Is this because Illya’s Command Seals are different than those of other Masters? Are the Seals her Thaumaturgical Crest or something?

Q: In Saber’s route, there was a scene where Illya was frightened by Gil’s appearance, and her Command Seal was described as “glowing.” Is this because Illya’s Command Seals are different than those of other Masters? Are the Seals her Thaumaturgical Crest or something?

A: Illya’s Command Seals are also her Magic Circuits, so the generation of mana causes it to appear as if she is activating her Seals.

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Q: This is a question about contracts with multiple Servants. Can Command Spells be used on any of the Servants? Hypothetically, if someone was bound to two Servants, would the magus be able to use four or more Command Spells?

Q: This is a question about contracts with multiple Servants. Can Command Spells be used on any of the Servants? Hypothetically, if someone was bound to two Servants, would the magus be able to use four or more Command Spells?

A: Even when contracted with multiple Servants, a Master only receives three Command Spells (assuming none have been stolen from other Masters, etc.), so you can’t have four Command Spells for a single Servant or anything like that. Also, there’s nothing wrong with concentrating all Command Spells on a single Servant. The problems begin after all Command Spells have been used up.

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Q: Can Command Seals be easily transferred between magi? From the conversation between Caren and Bazett, it sounded like a simple matter, but was this because their mutual consent would make it so?

Q: Can Command Seals be easily transferred between magi? From the conversation between Caren and Bazett in the sequel Fate/hollow ataraxia, it sounded like a simple matter, but was this because their mutual consent would make it so? In Fate/stay night, when people like Caster and Rin talk about taking Shirou’s Command Seals, they mentioned painful things like amputating his arm and extracting the nerves...

A: Basically, with mutual consent, a precise and time-consuming transplant procedure is possible. Caster didn’t want to take the time to properly transfer the Seals, so she decided to cut off Shirou’s arm and take it with her.

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Q: How was the book (Book of the False Attendant) that Shinji was using as a Command Spell created? Was Sakura’s Command Seal transplanted into a grimoire? Or did Sakura use her Command Spell to order Rider to obey his orders while he held the book? It’s just, since it was Shinji’s mark of authority, I was wondering why the book burst into flames after Rider’s death.

Q: How was the book (Gishin no Sho, Tome of the False Attendant) that Shinji was using as a Command Spell created? Was Sakura’s Command Seal transplanted into a grimoire? Or did Sakura use her Command Spell to order Rider to obey his orders while he held the book? It’s just, since it was Shinji’s mark of authority, I was wondering why the book burst into flames after Rider’s death.

A: As a book originally created for use in magical contracts anyway, the Tome of the False Attendant was adapted to serve as a Command Spell. The authority of Rider’s Master was implanted into the book. Strictly speaking, the power binding Rider lies in the Command Spell written in the book, not the book itself.

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Q: After Caster summoned Assassin (Sasaki Kojirou), was she branded with Command Seals?

Q: After Caster summoned Assassin (Sasaki Kojirou), was she branded with Command Seals? I ask because I don’t think she ever used a Command Spell on Assassin.

A: She had something similar to a Command Spell. Though, as a fake Master with a fake Servant, it wasn’t something as powerful as a true Command Spell. While she may not originally have received any Command Spells, Caster may have skillfully borrowed the power of the Greater Grail to forge herself an imitation.

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Q: If there were more than seven classes of Servants, is there a reason the classes of Saber, Lancer, Archer, Rider, Caster, Assassin, and Berserker that participated in the Fifth Holy Grail War were chosen?

Q: If there were more than seven classes of Servants, is there a reason the classes of Saber, Lancer, Archer, Rider, Caster, Assassin, and Berserker that participated in the Fifth Holy Grail War were chosen?

A: This is the basic line-up. The class distinctions exist so that Heroic Spirits with similar characteristics won't conflict with each other. [e.g., if two swordsmen are chosen to be among the seven Servants, only one will be summoned as a Saber.]

Servants[edit | edit source]

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Q: What is the basis for the ranks assigned to Servants’ abilities and skills? Also, who or what assigns the ranks? Is it the will of the Greater Grail? Or the opinion of the Master?

Q: What is the basis for the ranks assigned to Servants’ abilities and skills? Also, who or what assigns the ranks? Is it the will of the Greater Grail? Or the opinion of the Master?

A: The summoning Master and local attributes have some influence, but it’s basically the hero’s known exploits, and the recognition afforded them by the people of the world, that decide these rankings.

Q:サーヴァントが持つ能力や所有スキルの、ランクづけの標準は?また、格付けを行っている主体は何か?大聖杯の意思なのですか?それともマスターの主観?

A:召喚したマスター、土地柄によって多少は変動しますが、基本、英雄の残した偉業と、それを讃える人々の認識で決定されたワールドランキングです。


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Q: Can the spiritual core of a Servant be thought of as a vital area that, if destroyed, would cause instantaneous death, like a human’s heart or brain?

Q: Can the spiritual core of a Servant be thought of as a vital area that, if destroyed, would cause instantaneous death, like a human’s heart or brain?

A: The heart and brain are certainly vital organs. Though they are different from the spiritual core, they can be considered organs directly connected to the core.
When the spiritual core is weakened through mana consumption or damage to the physical body, powerful mana, spells, and Noble Phantasms can no longer be materialized, and the Servant will disappear.

Q:サーヴァントの霊核とは、人間の心臓やのうと同じで、破壊されると即死する急所のようなものと考えてよいのでしょうか?

A:心臓、脳は確かに急所です。霊核とは別のものですが、より霊核に直結した器官と考えられます。
霊核は魔力消費、肉体損傷によって弱体化し、その状態で強力な魔力、呪い、宝具を受けると現界を保てなくなり、サーヴァントは霧散します。


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Q: What kind of role does the World give to Heroic Spirits that aren't Guardians (Counter Guardians) ? Also, what do magi call people with high divinity or are closer to the planet?

Q: What kind of role does the World give to Heroic Spirits that aren't Guardians (Counter Guardians)? Also, what do magi call people with high divinity or are closer to the planet?

A: Heroic Spirits that aren't Guardians are simply treated as traditions that lend power to the later people. Those that became closer to the planet don't mix well with people so they fall into the categories of Divine Spirits and Elementals.

Q:守護者ではない英霊たちは、どのような役割を世界から与えられているのでしょうか?また神性が高かったり、星寄りの存在になっている者を、魔術師たちはなんと呼んでいるのでしょうか?

A:守護者でない英霊は、単純に後世の人々に力を貸す伝承として扱われます。星寄りになったものは人間とは相容れないので神霊、精霊の類となります。


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Q: As a percentage, how much are the abilities of blackened Servants enhanced? Or, when such Servants have an excess mana supply like Saber (Artoria) did, can they reach a level of power comparable to or greater than what they had in life?

Q: As a percentage, how much are the abilities of blackened Servants enhanced? Or, when such Servants have an excess mana supply like Saber (Artoria) did, can they reach a level of power comparable to or greater than what they had in life?

A: They’re like runaway cars that never run out of fuel. Except, since they’re out of control, fine handling is impossible!

Q:黒化したサーヴァントは、性能的に何%ぐらいパワーアップをしているのでしょうか?それともセイバー(アルトリア)のように過剰な魔力供給のお陰で器(クラス)では補えなかった”生前”と同等、もしくは生前以上の力を持つことになるのでしょうか?

A:燃料切れしない暴走車です。ただ、暴走しているので細かいハンドリングはできません!


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Q: If the Holy Grail War were set in Europe, would Cu chulainn (Lancer), King Arthur (Saber), and Heracles (Berserker) be roughly equal in power?

Q: If the Holy Grail War were set in Europe, would Cu chulainn (Lancer), King Arthur (Saber), and Heracles (Berserker) be roughly equal in power?

A: ...Well, if we’re talking western Europe in general I’d say the first two would be powered up to an equal degree... though England and Ireland, the odds would be sharply in the respective hero’s favor. Heracles would display excellent power in all of western Europe.

Q:もし聖杯戦争の舞台はヨーロッパ圏であった場合、クー・フーリン(ランサー)はアーサー王(セイバー)やヘラクレス(バーサーカー)と互角以上の性能を持つことができたのでしょうか?

A:......いや、西欧圏でいうならふたりとも同じぐらいパワーアップするかと......イングランドやアイルランドならぐるっと逆転しますが。ヘラクレスは西欧圏でも十全の力を発揮するかと。


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Q: Even though the setting is Japan, why are there so few Japanese Heroic Spirits? Is it because the Holy Grail is a Western (Christian) concept?

Q: Even though the setting is Japan, why are there so few Japanese Heroic Spirits? Is it because the "Holy Grail" is a Western (Christian) concept?

A: Exactly.

Q:日本が舞台にも関わらず、日本産の英霊が少ないのなぜでしょうか?これは“聖杯”という概念が西洋(キリスト教)によるものだからでしょうか?

A:その通りです。


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Q: What was the sport that Saber said she liked, that used swords to play on large stretches of land? Could it be golf? Or maybe polo?

Q: What was the sport that Saber said she liked, that used swords to play on large stretches of land? Could it be golf? Or maybe polo?

A: It was an ancestor of golf. Please think of it as “something like golf that was around before golf was conceived.”


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Q: In the Saber route, Saber terminated her contract with the World by breaking the Grail by her own will, but in the end, wouldn't a hero of the caliber of King Arthur end up being removed from the cycle of transmigration as a Heroic Spirit after death?

Q: In the Saber route, Saber terminated her contract with the World by breaking the Grail by her own will, but in the end, wouldn't a hero of the caliber of King Arthur end up being removed from the cycle of transmigration as a Heroic Spirit after death?

A: King Arthur's goin' to Avalon.
Among the English, King Arthur's still a person of the present. After all, she's the "future King who will be back"

Q:セイバールートにおいて、聖杯を自身の意志で砕いたことにより世界との契約を破棄したセイバーですが、アーサー王ほどの英雄であるならば結局、その死後、英霊として輪廻の輪から外れてしまうのでしょうか?

A:アーサー王はアヴァロンいくべさ。
イギリス人のなかでは、まだアーサー王は現実の人なのです。何しろ"いずれ蘇る未来の王"ですから。


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Q: Even in Rin’s route, Saber voluntarily destroyed the Holy Grail. Did this time also break her contract with the World, and make it impossible for her to exist as a Heroic Spirit?

Q: Even in Rin’s route, Saber voluntarily destroyed the Holy Grail. Did this time also break her contract with the World, and make it impossible for her to exist as a Heroic Spirit?

A: It was a flawed Grail, so you could say it was halfway done. Since Saber reconsidered her life and found her own path... this time, perhaps she could become a Heroic Spirit on her own.

Q:凛ルートでもセイバーは自身の意志で聖杯を砕いていますが、この時も世界との契約が切れて、英霊としては存在できなくなっているのですか?

A:あの聖杯は露悪状態の聖杯なので、半々といったところでしょうか。自分の道を見つめよう、と考え直したぐらいですから......こちらのセイバーなら、英霊化するかもしれませんね。


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Q: Around what age did Archer (Emiya Shirou) form a contract with the World as a Guardian?

Q: Around what age did Archer (Emiya Shirou) form a contract with the World as a Guardian?

A: From his late twenties to early thirties.

Q:アーチャー(衛宮士郎)は、何歳ぐらいのときに守護者として世界と契約したのでしょうか?

A:20代後半~30代前半。


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Q: When and where did Archer (Emiya Shirou) acquire his red overcoat (a holy shroud)?

Q: When and where did Archer (Emiya Shirou) acquire his red overcoat (a holy shroud)? Or, was the shroud he used in Sakura’s route an original one?

A: When he began working as a freelance magus in his twenties, he received it from a certain curry-loving member of the clergy... now that would make a nice story, it would.

Q:アーチャー(衛宮士郎)は赤い外套(聖骸布)をいつ頃、どこで手に入れたのでしょうか?それとも桜ルートで巻かれた聖骸布が元なのでしょうか?

A:20歳を過ぎてフリーランスの魔術師として活動し始めた頃、とあるカレー好きな聖職者に譲ってもらった......とかいうとロマンですね、そうですね。


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Q: Archer's greatest defense is "Rho Aias", but if he were the same person as Shirou...

Q: Archer's greatest defense is "Rho Aias", but if he were the same person as Shirou, shouldn't his greatest protection be "Avalon"? In the Rin route, Archer knew that the holy sword's sheath was inside Shirou, so wouldn't the Heroic Spirit form of the Shirou that "knew" that the sheath was merged with him be Archer?

A: Avalon’s power won't work if Saber's not connected to it. It's a different story during the Grail War, but all it does when Saber isn't around is make Shirou's magic attribute into "sword". Also, after the Grail War is taken apart, the line between him and her will be gone, so it's best to think that his image of "Avalon" also disappeared.

Q:アーチャーの最高の守りは"熾天覆う七つの円冠(ロー・アイアス)"とのことですが、彼が士郎と同一人物なら"全て遠く理想郷(アヴァロン)"が最高の守りではないのでしょうか? 凛ルートアーチャーは士郎に聖剣の鞘が埋まっていることを知っていたようですから、聖剣の鞘が自分に同化していることを"知っている"士郎が英霊化した存在がアーチャーではないのでしょうか?
 
A:"全て遠く理想郷(アヴァロン)"はセイバーと繋がっていなければ発見しない能力です。(そもそもセイバーのみが使える"全て遠く理想郷(アヴァロン)"を、マスターが使わせてもらっているだけわけですし)聖杯戦争中ならまだしも、セイバーがいない状態では士郎の魔術特性を”剣”にするだけのものなのでしょう。また、聖杯戦争が解体された時、セイバーとのラインも消え、"全て遠く理想郷(アヴァロン)"のイメージも消えたと考えるべきでしょう。


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Q: Who arranged to get Rider’s "Mystic Eye Killer" contact lenses at the end of Sakura’s route?

Q: Who arranged to get Rider’s "Mystic Eye Killer" contact lenses at the end of Sakura’s route? And was the creator of those glasses Aozaki Touko?

A: Touko-san seems to pop up everywhere... "Ah, for inquiries about Mystic Eyes, haunting ghosts, or troubles with ungrateful little sisters, please- please call Garan no Dou~"

Q:桜ルートエンドでライダーがかける”魔眼殺しの眼鏡”は、誰が用意したものなのでしょうか?あと、この眼鏡の製作者は蒼崎橙子さんでしょうか?

A:橙子さんはどこでも出没する......。「えー、魔眼、霊障、生意気の妹でお悩みのほうは伽藍の堂、伽藍の堂までお電話ください~」


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Q: When Rider is on a motorcycle, can she go faster than GP Rider?

'Q: When Rider is on a motorcycle, can she go faster than GP Rider? Also, when she’s on a bicycle, about how many kilometers per hour can she go up to?

A: She’d be a match for Wayne Gardner. As for a bicycle, she’d accelerate endlessly until the bike itself broke down. “It would be nice if I could Mana Burst like Saber...” were her actual words. Thus, she yearns badly for a racing bike that can go even faster.

Q:ライダーがバイクに乗った場合、GPライダーより速く走れますか?また、彼女が自転車に乗った場合、時速何キロぐらいまで出せるのでしょうか?(自転車が耐えられるかが心配ですが......)

A:ワイン・ガードナーとダメ。自転車に乗ると、とにかくスピードを際限なく上げていくため、最終的に自転車そのものが崩壊する。「セイバーのように魔力付与ができればいいのですが......」とは本人の弁。なので、よりスピードを出せるロードレーサー型の自転車が欲しくてたまらない。


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Q: Caster's ability as a magus is at the wizard level, but is it possible for Caster (Medea) to become a wizard in the future? Also, are there beings that have a "higher level as magi" than the current wizards?

Q: Caster's ability as a magus is at the wizard level, but is it possible for Caster (Medea) to become a wizard in the future? Also, are there beings that have a "higher level as magi" than the current wizards?

A: Caster's a magus back in the day that true magic was common so she wouldn't have good affinity with the "Five True Magics of the Modern Era" anyhow, so, she isn't going to be able to pick up True Magic.
Also there are actually quite a few magi with level higher than the current wizards. In the first place, Aozaki Aoko herself is inferior as a magus than the lecturers of the Clock Tower.

Q:キャスターの魔術師としての実力は魔法使いレベルとのことですが、キャスター(メディア)が今後魔法使いになる可能性はあるのでしょうか? また現存する魔法使いより"魔術師としてのレベルが高い"存在はいるのでしょうか?

A:キャスターは魔法が当たり前だった時代の魔術師なので、"現代の五大魔法"とはそもそも相容れないので、彼女が魔法を修得する事はできません。
現存する魔法使いよりレベルの高い魔術師はわりと多いです。そもそも蒼崎青子自体、魔術師としてなら時計塔の講師に劣りますから。


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Q: Caster summoned Kojirou as an irregular Master, but was there a person who would have summoned Assassin as a regular Master (someone with the sign of the bruise)? Or was that Zouken?

Q: Caster summoned Kojirou as an irregular Master, but was there a person who would have summoned Assassin as a regular Master (someone with the sign of the bruise)? Or was that Zouken?

A: Caster found him before he could do the summoning...

Q:キャスターは非正規なマスターとして小次郎を召喚しましたが、正規のマスター(兆しの痔を持つ者)としてアサシンを呼び出すはずだった人物は存在するのでしょうか?それとも、それが臓硯だったのでしょうか?

A:呼び出す前にキャスターに発見されてしまい......。


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Q: Which class would it be that Herakles could demonstrate his true power the most?

Q: About Herakles who was summoned as Berserker, it seems like he can become Saber or Archer. If he had been summoned in a different class, which class would it be that he could demonstrate his true power the most?

A: Surprisingly, it would be Archer. Archer is a ranger so it's a pretty comfortable class to someone like him who overcame many trials with knowledge and resourcefulness.

Q:バーサーカーとして召喚されたヘラクレスですが、彼はセイバーやアーチャーにもなれそうです。もし彼が別のクラスで召喚されていたら、どのクラスになるのが一番実力を発揮できたでしょうか。

A:意外なことにアーチャー。アーチャーはレンジャーでもあるので、数々の試練を知恵と機転で乗り越えた彼には馴染みのいいクラスなのです。


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Q: Did the man known as Sasaki Kojirou have a real name?

Q: Did the man known as Sasaki Kojirou have a real name?

A: There is speculation that Kojirou’s real name was Tsuda, etc., but the man known as Assassin has no name.

Q:佐々木小次郎として呼ばれた男に本名はあったのでしょうか?

A:史実では小次郎本人は津田某とか諸説ありますが、アサシンである彼には名前はありません。

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Q: Could you tell us the rest of the incantation for Protection Against Wind, which was "----hu A--a-" in the glossary? Or would that be a problem?

Q: Could you tell us the rest of the incantation for Protection Against Wind, which was "----hu A--a-" in the glossary? Or would that be a problem?

A: No waaay. I could neeever speak a name of such weight. I’d be stabbed in the baaack.

Q:用語集で伏せ字になっていた、風除けの加護の詠唱「●●は●●なり」をお教えいただくことは可能ですか?やはり問題になりますか?

A:無理でーす。偉大な人の名前は口にしちゃいけませーん。後ろから刺されまーす。

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Q: Was Zouken branded with Command Seals after he summoned True Assassin through Kojirou’s body? Or, not being human, did he not receive them? Also, was this the proper way of summoning the regular Assassin?

Q: Was Zouken branded with Command Seals after he summoned True Assassin through Kojirou’s body? Or, not being human (and a bunch of worms that infest Sakura), did he not receive them? Also, was this the proper way of summoning the regular Assassin?

A: Even though Assassin’s Command Spells were fake, Caster still had them, so additional ones were not created. True Assassin’s summoning ritual was most certainly outside the norm.

Q:臓硯は小次郎の身体を媒介に真アサシンを召喚しましたが、臓硯には令呪が刻まれていたのでしょうか? 本人が人間ではなく桜に寄生する蟲であったため、刻まれることはなかった? また、この召喚は正規のアサシンの召喚方法として正しかったのでしょうか?

A:アサシンの令呪は、偽りであってももうキャスターにあったので発生しておりません。真アサシンの召喚はまぎれもなく外法です。

Noble Phantasms[edit | edit source]

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Q: What did you have in mind when you created these original Noble Phantasms (“Bounded Field of the Wind King: Invisible Air”, “All-Violating Talisman: Rule Breaker”)?

Q: Though many Servants possess Noble Phantasms that appear in their actual myths and legends, there were some that felt like original creations for the game. What did you have in mind when you created these original Noble Phantasms (“Bounded Field of the Wind King: Invisible Air”, “All-Violating Talisman: Rule Breaker”)?

A: Invisible Air was simply a form of sorcery meant to conceal a Noble Phantasm. I thought that surely Merlin could have managed that somehow! Heroic Spirits that possess overly famous Noble Phantasms have a trick or two to hide their true identities.
[As for Rule Breaker,] I created it from her image as a treacherous archmage. I figured she would be too weak with only her Dragon’s Teeth soldiers.

Q:サーヴァントが持つ宝具は、実際の神話や伝説に登場しているものが多数ですが、なかにはゲームオリジナルだと思われるものもあります。このオリジナル系の宝具("風王結界(インビジブル・エア)"や"破戒すべき全ての符(ルールブレイカ―)など")は、どのようなイメージで作られたのでしょうか?

A:風王結界(インビジブル・エア)は単純に宝具隠しのための魔術として。マーリンさんならあれぐらいなんとかしてくれる......!と。有名すぎる宝具を持つ英霊は、正体を隠す工夫のひとつやふたつはしているのです。
キャスターは裏切り、大魔術師、のイメージから。竜牙兵だけじゃ弱いな、と。


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Q: What is the limit of replication in UBW?

Q: What is the limit of replication in UBW? The highest level of NP (sword types) is probably Ea, but while it might be impossible for Shirou, could Archer make it? Also, under the meaning of weapons, to what extent can he make modern weapons? Must it be only blade types or can he make guns and mobile weapons?

A: Divine constructs like Ea and Excalibur are non-replicable. There might be some degraded NPs with similar performance in stock though. Also, since sword is becoming his origin, the weapons that he has stored are fundamentally limited to close combat.

Q:"無限の剣製(アンリミテッドブレイドワークス)"における複製の限界はどのあたりでしょうか? 宝具(剣系)の最上位はおそらく乖離剣(エア)だと思いますが、士郎では無理でもアーチャーなら複製可能でしょうか? そして武器という意味では、現代兵器はどの程度まで複製可能でしょうか?刀剣類までなのか、銃や機動兵器なども可能なのでしょうか?

A:"乖離剣(エア)"、"約束された勝利の剣(エクスカリバー)"といった神造兵器の複製は不可です。似たような性能の、型落ち宝具ならいくつが貯蔵があるかもですが。また、剣が彼の起源になりつつあるので收められる武器は基本、白兵戦縛りになります。


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Q: If the original Kansho and Bakuya take the stage in the Holy Grail War, as the twin swords reaching the realm of Gods...

Q: If the original Kansho and Bakuya take the stage in the Holy Grail War, as the twin swords reaching the realm of Gods due to the sacrifice of human lives, will they possess powers as Noble Phantasms? Or, since they did not have wielders in the legend, thus cannot become Noble Phantasms?

A: Absolutely without a doubt that they will be true Noble Phantasms. They will be extremely strong anti-monster Noble Phantasms. Rider's ultimate form--Gorgon Lv100, or the extra-dimensional evil god summoned by Gilles, will all be cut down in a single strike.

Q:もしオリジナルの干将、莫耶が聖杯戦争に登場していた場合、神域の業物となるために人身御供されて誕生したこの剣は、宝具としての力を宿していたのでしょうか?それとも伝説の上の使い手がいないため、宝具にはならないのでしょうか?

A:立派な宝具です。対怪異専用の強力な宝具として活躍したでしょうライダーの最終神話形態ゴルゴーンLV100も、ジルが召喚した異界の邪神も真っ向からズンバラリン。


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Q: Does “King’s Treasure: Gate of Babylon” contain things such as rare but weak Noble Phantasms?

Q: Does “King’s Treasure: Gate of Babylon” contain things such as rare but weak Noble Phantasms? I noticed he kept wine in there in Fate/Zero, so I was wondering if Gilgamesh’s everyday meals were in there as well.

A: Anything can be found in there. Like a meat that multiplies in proportion to how much is eaten. He’s definitely the “NEET of Babylon.”

Q:"王の財宝(ゲート・オブ・バビロン)"には、()()だけどとっても弱い宝具とかも入っているのでしょうか?『ZERO』ではお酒も入っていましたが、もしかしてギルガメッシュの非常食も入っていたりするのかも。

A:あそこには何でも入っているのです。食べた分だけ増殖する肉とかね。まさにニート・オフ・バビロン。


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Q: Rider's eye cover, Breaker Gorgon, does it allow her to see what's before her?

Q: Rider's eye cover, Breaker Gorgon, does it allow her to see what's before her? Also, the Mystic Eyes Killer Rider is wearing, does it have a comparable sealing power as this Noble Phantasm?

A: Her sight is completely sealed. Although Rider perceives the world through senses such as hearing, touch, smell, and magic-detection, she is able to acquire more precise information than sight.
About the glasses, it only seals the power of petrification. It does not act like the Breaker Gorgon, which "seals all magical properties".

Q:ライダーの目隠し(自己封印・暗黒神殿(ブレーカー・ゴルゴーン))は、ちゃんと向こう側が見えているのでしょうか?またライダーのつけている”魔眼殺しの眼鏡”は、この宝具に匹敵する封印能力を持っているのでしょうか?

A:視覚は完全に封じられています。聴覚、触覚、嗅覚、あとは魔力探索などで外界を見ていますが視覚で見るより正確な情報を手に入れているでしょう。
眼鏡に関しては、石化の力を封じている程度です。ゴルゴーンのように”魔性をすべて封じる”ことはできていません。


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Q: If Caster had a skill (dragon summoning skill) that let her use the Golden Fleece, would she be able to escape the rank of being the weakest Servant?

Q: If Caster had a skill (dragon summoning skill) that let her use the Golden Fleece, would she be able to escape the rank of being the weakest Servant? Also, will the spirit in the Golden Fleece ever see the light of day? He's cute so I wanted to see him in color.

A: She'd move up to the middle rank, I think. Oh, but, the Colchis dragon isn't that strong right....

Q:もしキャスターに金羊の皮を使いこなす技(竜召喚技能)があれば、彼女は最弱のサーヴァントな地位から脱することはできたのでしょうか? また、金羊の皮に宿る精霊は、日の目を見ることはありますでしょうか?かわいいからカラーで見たかったです。

A:中堅クラスには上がっていたかと。や、コルキスの竜はあんま強くないんだよなー・・・・・・。


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Q: Berserker's NP, "Nine Lives" has the form of a bow and arrow set it seems, but is there something special about it's form as a NP? Also, does "Nine Lives" as a skill simultaneously release 9 strikes?

Q: Berserker's NP, "Nine Lives" has the form of a bow and arrow set it seems, but is there something special about it's form as a NP? Also, does "Nine Lives" as a skill simultaneously release 9 strikes?

A: Nine Lives is more like one style rather than one armament. There's the Nine Lives using a bow, the Nine Lives using a sword, the Nine Lives using a shield, and so on. And what led to the making of that style was the killing of the Hydra, and like that, he simultaneously annihilated 100 heads with a bow.

Q:バーサーカーの宝具、"射殺す百頭(ナインライブス)"は弓矢の形をしているようですが、宝具としての姿には何か特徴はあるのでしょうか?また、技としての"射殺す百頭(ナインライブス)"は、強力の9連撃を同時に放つ技なのでしょうか?

A:"射殺す百頭(ナインライブス)"は1個の兵装というより、ひとつの流派なのです。弓を用いた"射殺す百頭(ナインライブス)"、剣を用いた"射殺す百頭(ナインライブス)"、盾を用いた"射殺す百頭(ナインライブス)"と。
で、そもそもこの流派を編み出すきっかけになったのがヒュドラ殺しで、そのおり、弓による100頭同時殲滅を行った、と。


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Q: Is there any way to defend against "Delusional Heartbeat: Zabaniya"?

Q: Is there any way to defend against "Delusional Heartbeat: Zabaniya"?

A: One can simply stay out of True Assassin’s range, have high enough MGI to dispel the cursed mirror image heart that Zabaniya creates, or have high enough Luck to avoid it without any problem.

Q:"妄想心音(ザバーニーヤ)"を防ぐ手はあるのでしょうか?

A:単純にアサシンの間合いに入らないこと、"妄想心音(ザバーニーヤ)"によって作られた鏡像の心臓の呪いをはねのけるほどの高い魔力、ないし幸運があれば問題なし。
また、英霊の中には心臓潰されたぐらいじゃなんともないお方もいたりする。

Magecraft and Magi[edit | edit source]

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Q: Exactly what kind of power is sorcery? Is it something that can’t be used by normal people even if they obtained grimoires and studied them? Or is it something that is possible only with knowledge gained from performing magical rituals drawing on the Root?

Q: Exactly what kind of power is sorcery? Is it something that can’t be used by normal people even if they obtained grimoires and studied them? Or is it something that is possible only with knowledge gained from performing magical rituals drawing on the Root?

A: It is an occult art, grounded in and actualized via the Fifth Imaginary Element. Sorcery harnesses mana to interfere with phenomena; it is a shortcut that creates artificial changes in the world. ...That’s about as clear as fog, so to put it simply, it utilizes energies that don’t exist in reality, like mana, as elements to make reactions happen.
Above all, sorcery requires the generation of mana, so people without Magic Circuits cannot practice sorcery no matter how diligently they study its theories.

Q:魔術とは、いったいどんな力なのでしょうか? 一般人が仮に魔道書を手に入れて勉強としても、使うことはできないものなのでしょうか? それとも大源(マナ)を使って儀式を行う魔術なら知識だけでも可能なのでしょうか?

A:架空要素に基づいた、実践可能域になった神秘学。魔力を用いて事象を干渉し、人為的な変化を及ぼす省略行為。......と煙にまくのもなんですので、単純に魔力という現実にはないエネルギーを用いた元素運用、というのがシンプルです。
何はなくとも魔力生成が必要不可欠なので、魔術回路がない人間がいくら魔術を学ぼうと魔術を実践する事はできません。


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Q: What kind of humans are magi? Aside from the "Magic Circuits" that normal people dont have, is there any other difference in their body composition?

Q: What kind of humans are magi? Aside from the "Magic Circuits" that normal people dont have, is there any other difference in their body composition?

A: It basically comes down to whether someone has Magic Circuits or not.

Q:魔術師とは、どのように人間なのでしょうか? 一般人とは”魔術回路”以外に、何か体のつくりが異なることがあるのでしょうか?

A:基本、魔術回路の有無となります。


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Q: Even though mana powers sorcery, if the practice of sorcery came down not to “technique” but rather “fist motion”, would magi be unable to sense mana?

Q: Even though mana powers sorcery, if the practice of sorcery came down not to “technique” but rather “fist motion”, would magi be unable to sense mana?

A: They can’t sense mana if it isn’t flowing. It’s in the same way you can’t ‘feel’ yourself being jinxed, or prayers to a god.

Q:魔術的な力でも、その行為が”術”ではなく”拳動”にすぎない場合、魔術師は魔力を感知することはできないのでしょうか?

A:魔力の流れなくして感知はできません。自己にかけるジンクスじみたおまじない、神頼りなどでは感知できないということですね。


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Q: Conceptual Weapons are soul smashers that beat the opponent not physically but with the weight of the soul, but would it be possible to kill only the soul of a normal person, rather than something supernatural?

Q: Conceptual Weapons are fixed magical items which execute a predetermined phenomenon. They're soul smashers ("outbreakers") that beat the opponent not physically but with the weight of the soul, but would it be possible to kill only the soul of a normal person, rather than something supernatural?

A: Yes, but the effect would be reduced. Or rather, against a mundane opponent, mere physical attacks would suffice. Physical interference is not possible against formless things, such as manifestations of laws or delusions. That's why Conceptual Weapons exist, because beings that exist via concepts can only be killed by concepts.

Q:概念武装とは、決められた事柄を実行する、固定化された魔術品。物理的にではなく、魂魄としての重みで相手を打ち倒する魂砕き(アウトブレイカー)とのことですが、これは”魔”に対してだけではなく、通常の人も概念武装で魂だけを殺すことは可能なのでしょうか?

A:できますが、効果は下がります。というか、通常の相手ならさっくり物理攻撃で事足りますし。形のないモノ―――規律の具現、妄念の具現などに物理干渉はできません。だからこその概念武装なのです。概念に生きるものは概念によって滅ぼされるのですから。


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Q: Why is the magic energy killing burial shroud able to stop magic energy?

Q: Why is the magic energy killing burial shroud able to stop magic energy? Is it a Conceptual Armament imparted with the meaning of "stopping magic energy"?

A: It's because it seals a certain event or returns it to normal. An air cleaner might be the way to describe it. Any more explanations on will appear eventually, I believe.

Q:魔力殺しの聖骸布は、なぜ魔力を止められるのでしょうか?"魔力を止めて"をいう意味を持たされた概念武装でよいのでしょうか?

A:ある事柄を封じる、もしくは正常に戻しているものだからです。エアクリーナーといえばいいでしょうか。これ以上の説明は、いずれそのうち出ると思います。


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Q: Are there any living owners of exceptional Mystic Eyes such as the “Jewel,” “Rainbow,” or “Gold” colors?

Q: Are there any living owners of exceptional Mystic Eyes such as the “Jewel,” “Rainbow,” or “Gold” colors?

A: They are rare, but they certainly exist. Powerful vampires naturally possess Gold eyes.

Q:魔眼の最高峰である"宝石"や"虹"、"黄金"などを持つ存在は、現存するのでしょうか?

A:稀少ですが?確かに。黄金は強力な吸血種なら当然のように持っています。


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Q: Just what is Gazamy the Evil Spook thing that's been made out to be the top disaster in the Magic Association?

Q: Just what is Gazamy the Evil Spook thing that's been made out to be the top disaster in the Magic Association?

A: It's the name they call this magus that's locked in the bottom of the London Tower. Not that dangerous a person, but they say that no person has ever had a magic attribute as troublesome to magi as that. We'll eventually learn more of Gazamy probably.

Q:魔術協会において、一番の厄ネタとされる悪霊ガザミィとは、どんな存在なのでしょうか?

A:ロンドン塔に地下に幽閉されているひとりの魔術師の通称です。それほど危険な人物ではありませんが、魔術師たちにとってこれほど厄介な魔術特性を持った者はいない、とされています。
そのうちスポットライトが当たるでしょう。


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Q: About a sacrament which performs purification by purification rituals like Kyrie Eleison, am I right in thinking that this was the same existence (has the same principle) as magic?

Q: About a sacrament which performs purification by purification rituals like Kyrie Eleison, am I right in thinking that this was the same existence (has the same principle) as magic?

A: They have the same principle, but that's normally a ritual that doesn't require one's own magic power. To an unworldly being, it's kind of like a sermon that tells it that "you don't have a place here" by illuminating it with the providence of the world.

Q:"この魂に憐れみを(キリエ・エレイソン)"のような洗礼詠唱(聖言)による浄化を行う秘蹟は、魔術を同じ存在(原理)だと考えて問題ないでしょうか?

A:同じ原理ですが、あちらは本来、個人の魔力を必要しない儀式です。この世ならざるものなら、世の摂理を照らすことで「ここは貴方の居場所ではありません」と知らしめる説法のようなものですから。

Characters[edit | edit source]

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Q: What’s the best selling product at Copenhagen?[Edit]

Q: What’s the best selling product at Copenhagen? Also, how much does Shirou earn per hour working part-time there?

A: Whiskey. 950 yen per hour.

Q:コペンハーゲンの一番の売れ筋商品は何でしょうか? また、士郎がバイトしている時の時給はどれぐらいでしょうか?

A:ウイスキー系。時給は950円。


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Q: It seemed like Shirou received some spending money for accompanying Fujimura Raiga on his hobbies. What are those hobbies?

Q: It seemed like Shirou received some spending money for accompanying Fujimura Raiga on his hobbies. What are those hobbies?

A: Sumo wrestling and hunting.

Q:士郎は藤村雷画の趣味に付き合ってお小遣いをもらっているようですが、雷画の趣味とは何でしょうか?

A:相撲を猪狩り。


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Q: On average, how much is one of Tohsaka Rin’s jewels worth?

Q: On average, how much is one of Tohsaka Rin’s jewels worth?

A: If we’re only talking about the ones she uses in combat, those go up to about 500,000 yen each. As for the ones made of crystals originally easy to store mana in, those are made of precious metals and fetch a very high price (I decided long ago that the gems would be very valuable). The Tohsaka have exclusive channels through which they obtain the jewels, and Rin racks her brains every day wondering whether she could've gotten a better price from the buyer if she had just become friends with that lady.

Q:遠坂凛が使用していた宝石は、1粒平均いくらぐらいなのでしょうか?

A:戦闘で使用する宝石限定で、平均でいうなら50万円ほどでしょうか。元々魔力を溜めやすい鉱石、貴金属は稀少で、どうしても高値がついてしまいます(元々宝石の値段は希少価値で決まりますし)。遠坂には専用の入手ルートがあり、そこのバイヤーの娘さんを仲良しになれば安くなるかも、と日々頭を悩ます凛であった。


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Q: How does Tohsaka Rin pay for her living expenses when she is performing sorcery using such valuable jewels? Is she eating up her parents’ inheritance? Has she taken up a part-time job like Shirou? Or has she turned her hand to some other trade?

Q: How does Tohsaka Rin pay for her living expenses when she is performing sorcery using such valuable jewels? Is she eating up her parents’ inheritance? Has she taken up a part-time job like Shirou? Or has she turned her hand to some other trade?

A: The Tohsaka family is still relatively wealthy because it receives royalties from magical patents (theories and rituals used at the Clock Tower. Like real-life patents.), and as a result their income is surprisingly high. Even without any additional revenue, annual income is roughly #0,000,000 yen. ...Although, Rin feels a bit ashamed of this since it’s all thanks to the work of previous generations.

Q:高価の宝石を消費する魔術を使う遠坂凛ですが、彼女はどうやって生活費を捻出しているのでしょうか? 両親の貯蓄を食いつぶしている? 士郎の様にバイトしている? それとも株に手を出しているのでしょうか?

A:ああ見えて遠坂家は資産家であり、数々の魔術特許(時計塔で扱われる魔術理論、魔術式。実際の特許と同じ)を持っているので、収入は何気に多いのです。何もしなくても年収●千万円は堅い。......ですが、それもすべて先代までの当主が築き上げたものですので、凛としてが肩身が狭いようですね。


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Q: After the Sakura route in which Rin proves herself a splendid disciple of Zelretch, would she be able to continue her training in peace? Or would she draw the attention of a Wizard Marshal and get mixed up in battles with vampires?

Q: After the Sakura route in which Rin proves herself a splendid disciple of Zelretch, would she be able to continue her training in peace? Or would she draw the attention of a Wizard Marshal and get mixed up in battles with vampires?

A: You’ll have to pay close attention to London for that story! The parallel world version of TYPE-MOON will definitely sell it!

Q:桜ルートでは、見事(?)ゼルレッチの弟子となった凛ですが、彼女は無事修行を終えることができそうですか? また魔道元帥の気まぐれに付き合わされて死徒をの遭遇を果たし、吸血鬼バトルに巻き込まれたりはしないのでしょうか♪

A:それはロンドン編を刮目して待て!きっと並列世界のタイプムーンが発売しているぞ!


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Q: What's Leysritt's arm-wrestling rank in the world of Fate?

Q: What's Leysritt's arm-wrestling rank in the world of Fate?

A: Leysritt's arm-wrestling... is about an even match with Rider using Monstrous Strength? Rank value is about B-.

Q:リズが腕相撲をした場合、『Fate』世界で何番目ぐらいの強さでしょうか?

A:リズの腕相撲は......ライダー(怪力使用)と互角、ぐらいかな? 能力値的にはB-ぐら い。


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Q: Where did the Einzbern nobles get their narrow view of Japanese culture from? Did it come from their resentment of Kiritsugu?

Q: Where did the Einzbern nobles get their narrow view of Japanese culture from? (That Japanese people are a tribe of headhunters, and other terrible and weird prejudices...). Did it come from their resentment of Kiritsugu?

A: All foreigners are like that. (Secret Technique: Kinoko Reverse Discrimination)

Q:アインツベルンのお館様の偏見まみれな日本観はどこから?(日本人はクビカリ族だー、とか相当ひどい&ズレた日本観のような気が......)切嗣への怒りにつながったのでしょうか?

A:外国人の方はみんなあんなもんです(奥義きのこ偏見返し)。


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Q: Where does the main Einzbern family live? The “von” in the is supposed to be German, right?

Q: Where does the main Einzbern family live? The “von” in the is supposed to be German, right?

A: They live in Germany, in a mountain district near a certain river.

Q:アインツベルン本家はどこの国に存在するのでしょうか?名前に”フォン”があることからドイツだと思うのですか?

A:ドイツのとある川の近くにある山岳地帯ですよ。


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Q: Was Kuzuki not a Master in Saber’s route?

Q: Was Kuzuki not a Master in Saber’s route?

A: He was a Master.

Q:セイバールートの葛木はマスターではなかったのでしょうか?

A:マスターでした。


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Q: When Kotomine gave Rin some really cute clothes for her birthday, was that because of his own personal tastes? Or did he just intentionally pick something that she wouldn’t like to troll her?

Q: When Kotomine gave Rin some really cute clothes for her birthday, was that because of his own personal tastes? Or did he just intentionally pick something that she wouldn’t like to troll her?

A: It was out of unnecessary consideration for something he thought a girl her age would wear. ...Though if it were for his real daughter, it might actually suit her.

Q:言峰は凛の誕生日ごとに送っていた服はとってもかわいいのですが、あれは言峰の趣味なのでしょうか?それとも単に凛に似合わない服を用意して、嫌がらせを楽しんでいたのでしょうか?

A:年頃の少女ならこういうものだろう、と彼なりの余計の気遣いです。......実の娘には、まあ、似合っていたのかもしれませんね。


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Q: Sakura studied archery under Shirou’s influence? Or was it Shinji or Zouken’s instruction?

Q: Sakura studied archery under Shirou’s influence? Or was it Shinji or Zouken’s instruction?

A: It was Shirou’s influence. She did it so she could see him more closely.


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Q: After he survives Rin's route, does Shinji become a better person than he was during the story? And does have the potential to find happiness...?

Q: After he survives Rin's route, does Shinji become a better person than he was during the story? And does have the potential to find happiness...?

A: No fundamental changes, but since a great burden was lifted off his back (his obsession with sorcery), he'll probably be able to enjoy life as a fussy, loudmouthed, smarter-than-average, troublesome person.


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Q: Shinji's mother is a "Carrier", what kind of pathogen is she carrying? Is she a "God's Holder"?

Q: Shinji's mother is a "Carrier", what kind of pathogen is she carrying? Is she a "God's Holder"?

A: No, nothing special of that sort. According to Zouken, she is the daughter of "a random third-rate magus".
[Note: "Carriers" retain remnants of mysteries from the Age of Gods as pathogens like bacteria and viruses. The Fraga McRemitz lineage of course is an exceptionally powerful example, Shinji's mother unfortunately is of the bottom of the barrel.]


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Q: Since Sakura often eats at the Emiya home, does that mean Shinji is eating all by himself during those times? Or is he taking his meals with Zouken?

Q: Since Sakura often eats at the Emiya home, does that mean Shinji is eating all by himself during those times? Or is he taking his meals with Zouken?

A: Eating alone, hmm? He’s at some Italian restaurant flirting with girls!


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Q: Can Zouken even eat normal food anymore?

Q: Can Zouken even eat normal food anymore?

A: He can, but for him it’s more efficient to directly leech life force for nourishment. He’s already a specter, after all.

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Q: Where did the Makiri clan originally emigrate from?

Q: Where did the Makiri clan originally emigrate from?

A: It’s said that they came from somewhere around Russia.


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Q: Will Ayako ever have a boyfriend?

Q: Will Ayako ever have a boyfriend?

A: It seems like she wants to find one, but it also seems like she wants to stay single as long as possible... Miss Mitsuzuri is still fully interested in maidenhood, so she’ll probably be shot down soon after she enters college. By a young man suited to black-rimmed glassses, harmless to man and beast. ...I think I’ve seen a photo of those two somewhere...

Q:綾子に彼氏はできるのでしょうか?

A:できてほしいような、できる限りひとり身でいてほしいような……。美綴嬢はあれで乙女趣 味全開なので、大学に進学した先であっさり撃墜されるかもしれません。黒縁眼鏡の似合う、 人畜無害そうな青年に。……あれ、そのツーショットどっかで見たぞ……?


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Q: Issei’s favorite dishes are the lunches that Shirou makes... but it’s not like he has any delicate feelings for Shirou that extend beyond friendship, right?

Q: Issei’s favorite dishes are the lunches that Shirou makes... but it’s not like he has any delicate feelings for Shirou that extend beyond friendship, right?

A: I definitely won’t talk about something hopeless like that. But Issei's feelings are purely as male friends. The bonds between men are STRONGEST!

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Q: Looking at the parameter rules and various attributes in Fate, I got the feeling that it was something that could be made into a game outside the visual novel genre. Were you hoping to make another type of game as well?

Q: Looking at the parameter rules and various attributes in Fate, I got the feeling that it was something that could be made into a game outside the visual novel genre. Were you hoping to make another type of game as well?

A: Yes, a simulation game. I think a wargame like Romance of the Three Kingdoms would be interesting.

Q:「Fate」のパラメータールールを属性を見ていると、なんだかビジュアルノベル以外のゲームもできそうな感じなのですが、「こんなゲームにもしてみたかった」的な夢はあったのでしょうか?

A:シミュレーションゲームですね。「三国志」みたいな国奪りゲームとか面白そうです。


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Q: If you were to join the Holy Grail War, which Hero would you like to have as your Servant? Either Servants who were present in the story, or Heroes that were not present, please tell me.

Q: If you were to join the Holy Grail War, which Hero would you like to have as your Servant? Either Servants who were present in the story, or Heroes that were not present, please tell me.

A: Rider. (Fourth Holy Grail War, Fifth Holy Grail War, I am good with either.

Q:もし聖杯戦争に参戦するならば、どの英雄をサーヴァントにしたいですか?本編に登場したサーヴァントでも、未登場の英雄でもいいのでお教えください。

A:ライダー(四次、五次、どっちでも可)


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Q: It’s said that there is only one territory in Japan where True Magic can be activated. Where is that place? The lands managed by the Aozaki?

Q: It’s said that there is only one territory in Japan where True Magic can be activated. Where is that place? The lands managed by the Aozaki?

A: Yes, the Aozaki lands. Though, now that the mysteries have been passed on to Aoko, the land itself is irrelevant.

Q:魔法を起動できるように管理地は日本にひとつしかないとのことですが、そのひとつはどこなのでしょうか?蒼崎の管理地なのでしょうか?

A:蒼崎の管理地ですね。今では青子が神秘ごと引き継いでますから、もう土地は関係ないのですが。


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Q: There's three ranks for magic beasts, but what's the most famous of the Divine Beasts, the greatest of those?

Q: There's three ranks for magic beasts, but what's the most famous of the Divine Beasts, the greatest of those? Dragons are special beings with the alignments of the three types, but are there any currently existing dragons that can interfere with the real world in the world of Fate?

A: Moby Dick and Typhon? Divine beasts like those are more super weaponish than living beings I suppose.

Q:魔獣には3ランク存在しますが、最上級と思われる神獣で有名なものには何がいるのでしょうか?竜には3種の属性を備えている特殊な存在のようですが、「Fate」世界には現実世界に干渉可能な、現存する竜はいるのでしょうか?

A:モビー‧ディック(白鯨)とかテュポン(ギリシャ神話の暴風)とか?このあたりの神獣はもう生き物というより超兵器みたいなものなんじゃないでしょうか。


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Q: Why did Bazett kill the magus sent from the Magic Association as her observer? If her official duty was to participate in the Holy Grail War on behalf of the Association, couldn’t she have cooperated with the observer to aim for victory?

Q: Why did Bazett kill the magus sent from the Magic Association as her observer? If her official duty was to participate in the Holy Grail War on behalf of the Association, couldn’t she have cooperated with the observer to aim for victory?

A: To put it frankly, it’s because the observer was dispatched by an opposing faction within the Association.

Q:バゼットは、なぜ自分の監視役である魔術協会の魔術師を殺そうとしたのでしょうか?聖杯戦争への参加が魔術協会からの正式な仕事であるならば、監視役と協力して勝利を目指すことはできなかったのでしょうか?

A:ぶっちゃけ?協会でも違う派閥から派遣された監視役だったからです。


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Q: Is it safe to assume that Hollow's "Sequel" follows none of the three routes’ endings in Fate/stay night? (meaning a parallel universe with different possibilities)

Q: Is it safe to assume that Hollow's "Sequel" follows none of the three routes’ endings in Fate/stay night? (meaning a parallel universe with different possibilities)

A: It’s best if you don’t think too much about it (laugh).

Q:「hollow」の後日談の状態は、「Fate/stay night」での3つのルート以外のエンディング状態(別の可能性の平行世界)として考えて問題ないのでしょうか?

A:あれはとにかく深く考えちゃダメだ(笑)。


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Q: Why does Caren have Command Spells for Gilgamesh and Lancer? Could she have transplanted (inherited) them from Kotomine?

Q: Why does Caren have Command Spells for Gilgamesh and Lancer? Could she have transplanted (inherited) them from Kotomine?

A: Caren has no Command Spells. It's thanks to her force of personality and the threat that her death would mean their ends as well that she is able to control them. Because she’s the kind of woman who, if threatened with “You’re an annoying Master. I’ll kill you,” would seriously respond with “By all means.” Regarding the events of hollow, it’s fine to think of her as the mouthpiece for Kotomine’s personality.

Q:なぜ、カレンはギルガメッシュやランサーの令呪を持っているのですか?言峰の死体から移植した(引き継いだ)ということでいいのでしょうか?

A:令呪はありません。あの人間性と、カレンが死んだら二人も消えるしかない、という条件のみでカレンはふたりを御しています。「うるさいマスターだ、殺すぞ」と脅えされても「どうぞ」と本気で返せる女ですから。「hollow」時間における、第五次聖杯戦争における言峰のパーソナリティーの代弁者と考えていただければ問題ないです。


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Q: About Tsukihime, which has the same background world setting as Fate/stay night, which story happened first chronologically? And how many years apart are they?

Q: About Tsukihime, which has the same background world setting as Fate/stay night, which story happened first chronologically? And how many years apart are they?

A: The end of Tsukihime is the beginning of Fate/stay night.

Q:「Fate/stay night」と背景世界の設定を同じくする「月姫」ですが、物語上の時間軸的にどちらが先に起こっている事件なのでしょうか?そして何年ぐらい離れているのでしょうか?

A:「月姫」の事件の終わりが「Fate/stay night」の始まり。


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Q: How far away is Fate/stay night's Fuyuki from Tsukihime's Misaki?

Q: How far away is Fate/stay night's Fuyuki from Tsukihime's Misaki?

A: About the distance between Kantō and Kyūshū.

Q:「Fate/stay night」の冬木市を「月姫」の三咲町とは、どれぐらい距離が離れているのでしょうか?

A:関東と九州ぐらい。


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Q: Are Kotomine, Caren, and Ciel, who are all affiliated with the Church, personally acquainted with each other?

Q: Are Kotomine, Caren, and Ciel, who are all affiliated with the Church, personally acquainted with each other?

A: Currently, they are not. It’s possible that Ciel and Caren could meet, though.

Q:言峰とカレン、そしてシエルは教会に属する立場ですが、互いに面識はあるのでしょうか?

A:今のところ、面識はありません。シエルとカレンはそのうちできますげとね。


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Q: Who would be stronger if Servants fought the 27 Ancestors?

Q: Who would be stronger if Servants fought the 27 Ancestors? Servant's also have superhuman battle ability, but the 27 Ancestors are also superhuman monsters.... I got the impression that ORT, Primate Murder, Altrouge Brunestud, and so on were obviously stronger than Servants.

A: All I can is they're both powerful.... They're both beings that live in mystery, so the only thing that can be said is that it all depends on the situation the moment it comes done to ""having the means of killing the other guy somehow". Among those, Earth rules won't even apply to ORT in the first place and Primate Murder has the super advantage against primates so they're in a league of their own, I suppose. Speaking of which, for one Primate Murder, seven Guardians would be the appropriate amount.

Q:サーヴァントと”吸血鬼の二十七祖”が戦った場合、どちらのほうが強いでしょうか?サーヴァントも人外の戦闘能力を持っていますが、二十七祖も人間離れした怪物ですし......。特にORTやプライミッツマーダー、アルトルージュ・ブリュンスタッドなどは、あからさまにサーヴァントよち強いような印象を受けました。

A:どっちもどっち、としか・・・・・・。どちらも神秘に生きるものたちなので、"なんとかして殺す手段がある"時点で状況次第としか言えません。そんななか、 ORTはそもそも地球上でのルールが成立しないし、プライミッツマーダーは霊長に対して超有利なので別格でしょうか。ちなみに、プライミッツマーダー1匹に対して守護者七騎であたるのが妥当なところです。


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Q: Are the three routes of "Fate/stay night" parallel worlds existing at the same time? I was curious since I was how it would look to Zelretch.

Q: Are the three routes of "Fate/stay night" parallel worlds existing at the same time? I was curious since I was how it would look to Zelretch.

A: They're parallel... sort of. But if Zelretch was observing, it'd become true, and my feelings on the matter is that I'd rather two routes disappear if one was true.
If all of these became possible at the same time, the other routes would become meaningless.

Q:「Fate/stay night」の3ルートで、同時に存在する並行世界なのでしょうか?ゼルレッチが見ていたら、こんな感じに見えるのかと思いましたので。

A:一応並行ですね。ただゼルレッチが観察しちゃうと、それは事実になっちゃうんで、奈須きのこの気持ち的には、どれが1本が真実ならば、ほかの2本は消えてほしいなって願いはあります。すべてが同時でアリになっちゃうと、他のルートが意味のないものになってしまうので。

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