Rin Tohsaka (遠坂 凛, Tōsaka Rin?) is one of the three main heroines of Fate/stay night who acts as the Master of Archer in the Fifth Holy Grail War. Rin is the heroine of the Unlimited Blade Works route in Fate/stay night.

Profile[edit | edit source]

Background[edit | edit source]

Rin as a child

Two centuries ago, the Tohsaka House, in collaboration with the estates of Makiri and Einzbern, helped found the Fuyuki Holy Grail Wars. The land of Fuyuki City, which possessed the second greatest spiritual power in all Japan, was owned by Rin's ancestor, Nagato Tohsaka; at the behest of the Einzberns, he provided his property as battleground for present and future wars. Nagato was a kirishitan, as well as a pupil of Zelretch; these titles gave him considerable influence in both the Mage's Association and the Church, allowing the Tohsaka family to participate in the Holy Grail Wars, free from harassment by either organization.

Rin was brought up as the successor to her family's magecraft, and was instructed by her father to prioritize magecraft over her own interests. Ten years ago, Tokiomi Tohsaka was selected as a Master in the 4th Holy Grail War, and Rin was entrusted to take care of the Tohsaka estate until his return. Her mother, Aoi Tohsaka, was left in a debilitated state from the war, so her care was left to her guardian, Kirei Kotomine. After her father was killed, Rin continued to improve her sorcery with some guidance from Kirei Kotomine. To divert attention from her private life, Rin has diligently strived to earn the admiration of her peers, even though she is secretly stingy, tomboyish, and a perfectionist. The rights to the Tohsaka lands were inherited by Aoi after Tokiomi's death, and subsequently inherited by Rin after Aoi's death. Kirei managed them as Rin's guardian, and because of his foolhardy and coarse management, the majority of profitable properties ended up in the hands of others. It is possible that he believed the wealth was bad for her upbringing due to following the principles of humility and poverty.[4]

Although Rin resents the sacrifices she has endured for the sake of tradition, she is fiercely competitive and eager to prove herself as a skilled and capable magus. She was immensely disappointed at summoning Archer and ended up in a quarrel with him; however, the duo soon reconciled, set aside their differences and quickly got along.


Appearance[edit | edit source]

Rin is a young woman with aqua eyes and long wavy brown hair in a two-side-up hairstyle, which consists of part of her being made into twin tails tied with black ribbons, while the majority hangs loose. During school, she wears the standard Homurahara uniform, which she sometimes accompanies with a long red coat. Her casual clothing consists of a red turtleneck, a black skirt and long black socks under brown leather flats.

When she was young, her clothing consisted of a white shirt with a red necktie, a red skirt and long black socks, much like when she becomes older. In the fifth Holy Grail War, she prepared a plain skirt and shirt for Saber, though it was originally a birthday present from Kirei.[5]

As an adult, she put down her hair. Two years after the Heaven's Feel route ending, she wears a long sleeve red shirt and a long maroon skirt. Her alternative costume is a long red jacket, a white polo neck jumper, a black mini skirt and long leather boots.


Personality[edit | edit source]

Rin is a perceptive, serious, resourceful, and very competitive person. Though she is widely admired at school as a prim and proper honor student, it is a front she puts up in order to prevent others from prying into her life. In private, she is notably loud, shrewd, stingy, and bossy but usually means well for those she cares about. She is known as a model student and idol of her school. Her manner of speech is often hostile and dismissive of other people, but deep down she has a caring, big-sisterly disposition. Her tendency of making trivial mistakes at the worst possible moment is a hereditary curse. Though she really is a lot nicer than she seems, she claims to always make her decisions based on cold, rational logic in the end. In her own words, it's "not a very cute personality". In fact, her choice in personal clothes is probably an overreaction to that.[6] Despite claiming that she would do anything in order to win the Holy Grail War, no matter how underhanded, she has a deeply rooted sense of honor, seen refusing to dispose of Shirou despite numerous easy chances of doing so, simply because she owes him and deem disposing of him without clearing her debts to be cheap. In short, Rin is a tough, fiery, perceptive, judicious, mischievous, and considerably aggressive tsundere who shows both sides of the trope. 

During her childhood, she understood the Fourth Holy Grail War about as much as Shirou understands the Fifth, seemingly understanding while not actually comprehending it. She saw her father as a great magus who must be respected and loved, but failed to understand the negative aspect of his personality, the coldheartedness that accompanied such an ideal. If he had lived until Rin could actually understand his personality, it is likely that it would have greatly affected the development of her own personality. It is unknown if she would have opposed such inhumanity and left the path of a magus, or if she would have become a “perfect and coldhearted” magus like her father. Either fate for Rin would have been one far away from happiness.[7] Due to Tokiomi's early and untimely death, she was not aware of the original goal of the Holy Grail War to open a “hole” beyond the World.[8]

For the sake of her deceased father and her family's name, Rin seeks to obtain the Holy Grail, though she has little personal desire for it. Unbeknownst to her sister Sakura, Rin feels guilty and believes that she has abandoned Sakura after she is adopted into the Matou household, so much the guilt was what driven her to revive Shirou, Sakura's target of affection, at the brink of death. While Rin eventually admits that she has always watched Sakura from afar, she never realized how much Sakura suffered under the Matou and fooled herself into thinking Sakura was happy to alleviate her own guilt.

She spent just as much time quarrelling with Shirou as she did cooperating with him. She's a mischievous girl at heart, so she loves teasing serious people such as Shirou.[6] However, Rin did want to kill him when she saw his Gradation Air in his shed, thinking that he lied to her.[9] Although she claimed to be not interested in anyone, the Heaven's Feel scenario revealed that Rin has been attracted to Shirou after witnessing his stubborn attempts to finish a high jump that he had no chance of finishing when they were younger. Rin was very supportive of Shirou's relationship with Saber in the Fate route. In the Unlimited Blade Works, they became aware of their mutual crush and attraction which developed to love. In Heaven's Feel, Rin reveals her attraction to Shirou while giving advice for Sakura and their closeness makes Sakura jealous and resentful of Rin.

Her hobbies include admiring jewels.[6] Although wealthy from her family's magical patents, she feels somewhat ashamed of having to rely on the work of previous generations.[10]

Relationships[edit | edit source]

Shirou Emiya
On the outside, Rin's relationship with Shirou is flippant from being comrades to rivals and vice versa.  In the Heaven's Feel scenario, it is revealed that Rin had gained a secret attraction to Shirou after witnessing his stubborn attempts to finish a high jump that no one (not even him) had a chance of finishing when they were younger. In the Unlimited Blade Works (route), they became aware of their mutual attraction which developed into love; especially when they had to team up after Archer's betrayal. At the True End of the route, the two would officially start a romantic relationship and eventually move to London where he becomes her assistant at the Mage's Association. In the Good End of the route, aware of the attention Shriou gives to Saber, Rin keeps Saber as a familiar stay living in Emiya household and became mutual lovers after developing strong relationships with each other during the course of the route.
Archer
Rin is initially dissatisfied with Archer since he is not a Saber and he apparently doesn't remember who he is. She is still able to work well with him as a team. They disagree most on Rin's alliance with Shirou and it is only in the manga and Unlimited Blade Works (route) that Rin finds out who Archer is and why he detests Shirou. It is also in this route in which Archer betrays Rin just for a chance to fight Shirou. Rin is initially frustrated with Archer, but comes to care for him as her Servant and promises she will prevent Shirou from suffering a tragic future like Archer. Rin always sheds tears upon Archer's death. In Fate/EXTRA, Nameless is familiar with Rin and this complicates his relationship with Rin's look-a-like.
Kirei Kotomine
Rin had disliked and felt distrust towards Kotomine since childhood. Under his care and tutelage, Rin had to rely on Kotomine for guidance and seemed to accept him enough to learn bajiquan from him. However, she continued to resent Kotomine and always suspected him of doing bad things. She was also one of the few people to know that Kotomine was far more resilient that many people expected, which is why she did not believe Caster had successfully killed him in the Unlimited Blade Works (route). In that same route, Rin also discovers that Kotomine was her father's murderer and her hatred for him increased.
Sakura Matou
Rin is Sakura's older sister, but the two were forced to live apart by their father, Tokiomi. Rin once had a good relationship with Sakura prior to their separation, evident by a ribbon Sakura always keep. Rin later convinced herself that Sakura was living a happier life with the Matou family than she was living as the Tohsaka family heir, and this delusion blinded her to the knowledge that Sakura was only barely keeping her own sanity in check due to constant suffering. Rin went as far as to try to preserve Shirou's life for what she thought was entirely Sakura's sake. Rin had also decided that she would kill Sakura in the events of the Holy Grail War if it came down to it. However, ultimately, she could not bring herself to do it and took the blow without harming her.
 Saber
Rin had wanted a Saber-class Servant but got Archer instead. Her first meeting with Saber involves nearly getting killed by her while simultaneously becoming stunned by her beauty. Rin generally gets along with Saber in most instances, and they share nearly the same concern for Shirou's reckless selflessness. Rin also enjoys teasing Saber, particularly when it comes to Shirou. In Unlimited Blade Works, she forms a contract with Saber to become her Master in a shared desire to save Shirou. In the Sunny Day ending of the route, she makes Saber into her familiar following the destruction of the Grail, and they live together with Shirou.

Role[edit | edit source]

Fate/Zero[edit | edit source]

Rin in the Fate/Zero anime

Rin appears as a minor character in Fate/Zero. She first appeared when Kariya Matou visited her and her mother Aoi. During Kariya and Aoi's conversation, it is revealed that Sakura was sent to the Matou family, an incident which deeply upset Rin and she avoids speaking of it. Shortly before the war begins, Rin's father Tokiomi acquires Kirei Kotomine as a student. Despite her father's confidence in his abilities, Rin is wary of Kotomine, going so far as questioning him to determine if she can trust him to protect her father, and decides she just can't like people like him when he doesn't give her the response she wants to hear. Ironically, Kirei would be the one to murder her father later on.

Throughout the Fourth Grail War, Rin and Aoi reside with Rin's maternal grandparents outside of Fuyuki City for their own personal safety. When children begin disappearing from Fuyuki City as a result of Ryuunosuke Uryuu and Caster kidnapping them, Rin sets out on her own to find one of the missing children, a girl named Kotone whom Rin was friends with. Using her elementary magic skills and a magical compass from her father, Rin's attempt goes awry and she winds up lost and in danger of being attacked by Caster's monsters. Her mother finds her shortly after Rin is saved by Kariya, though Rin fainted soon after seeing the terrible changes to Kariya's face. The anime expands Rin's short adventure, resulting in her meeting Ryuunosuke Uryuu in person and freeing the children he kidnapped. While escaping, she is attacked by Caster's Horror, though she is saved by Kariya. The incident concludes as it did in the novel, where Rin faints and Kariya brings her to a park where Aoi finds them.

When Tokiomi visits his wife and daughter one last time before the conclusion of the war, he presents Rin with a book, as well as advice and encouragement for her to become a powerful magus. The meeting would be the last time Rin ever saw her father before his death. Prior to his demise, Tokiomi arranges for Kotomine Kirei to become her guardian and teacher until she comes of age.

Rin's final appearance occurs in the epilogue of the series, during the funeral of her father. Thanks to Tokiomi's careful preparations, she has already obtained most of her family's crest and has become the next head of the Tohsaka family despite her young age. Rin shows no visible distress at her father's death, even as she is forced to care for her mother, who suffers from brain damage and still believes that Sakura and Tokiomi are with her, leaving Rin to feel lonely within her own home. Kirei, in hopes of eliciting an unhappy reaction from Rin, gives her the Azoth Sword, telling her that her father had given it to him but omitting that he had used it to kill Tokiomi; to Kotomine's secret delight, Rin is overcome with emotion and weeps.

Fate/stay night[edit | edit source]

Rin in the Fate/Stay Night UBW anime

Rin is the protagonist of the prologue of Fate/stay night Unlimited Blade Works, detailing her first three days involved in the 5th Holy Grail War. In her dialogues, she reveals to her Servant Archer that she is only participating in the war out of her own competitive desire to become the winner. She also expresses dissatisfaction with Archer, for she was attempting to summon a Saber-class Servant, though she quickly grows accustomed to him.

After scouting out Fuyuki City, Rin. is caught off-guard at Homurahara Academy by Lancer, who then engages in battle with Archer. This fight is interrupted, however, when Shirou Emiya is discovered and fatally wounded by Lancer; Rin, who felt sympathy for Shirou - and Sakura (in UBW) -, used her family's treasured pendant, which possessed a strong concentration of Mana, to repair his heart.[11] After she returns home, she realizes Lancer will continue to hunt Shirou when he discovers that Shirou is not dead, prompting her to sprint toward Shirou's neighborhood. It is here that she first encountered Saber, and the three Fate/stay night scenarios branch off. In all three scenarios, Rin helps and allies with Shirou.

By the conclusion of the prologue, Rin would have used two Command Seals on Archer; the first is to force him into submission after he acts insubordinately to her after he is summoned. The second is to force him into ethereal form before he is killed by Saber, except for the Unlimited Blade Works path where Shirou uses a Command Spell to stop Saber's attack instead. In all scenarios, her position as protagonist is given to Shirou.

Fate[edit | edit source]

Rin acts as an advisor to Shirou, dutifully attempting to school him in traditional sorcery in light of his powerful Servant, Saber. Although Shirou's recklessness results in the death of Archer, she bears Shirou no ill-will, though she hides bitterness at her loss of both her Servant and her chance at winning the war. Rin is later badly injured by Kotomine in Shirou's home while trying to protect Illya, though she is saved by the arrival of Shirou before giving him the Azoth Sword which she got from Kotomine as a child ten years prior (which he got from Rin's father and used it to murder him in turn with). Ultimately, she survives and ultimately leaves for London after the war to become a true magus (where as she stays in Fuyuki to train in the anime).

Unlimited Blade Works[edit | edit source]

Rin in the UBW movie

After learning that Shirou is a complete novice, Rin takes him to Kotomine Church and introduces him to Kirei so that he can have the Holy Grail War explained to him, believing she owed him that much. Upon leaving, they are attacked by Ilya and her Servant, Berserker, forcing both teams to work together. The fight leaves Shirou wounded, and Rin helps Saber get him home, staying to make sure his injuries are healed before making to leave. When Shirou tries to thank her, she reminds him that the Holy Grail War is a fight to the death and the next time they meet, it will be as enemies.

The next day, Shirou shows up for school as he normally would and angers Rin, who feels he's ignored her warning. While looking for the source of the school's barrier, she comes across Shirou again. She immediately switches her attention, deciding to make good on her threat on sight. Rin launches her assault, relentlessly pursuing Shirou with the intent to kill him unless he surrenders Saber's Command Spells. She is interrupted at the last moment by the sudden appearance of Rider, who attacks a student. Shirou and Rin promptly team up to drive Rider away and call a truce. Forming an alliance, they begin searching for possible candidates for Rider's Master.

Shirou finds himself whisked away to Ryuudou Temple by Caster, who also wishes to take away his Command Spells. Archer interrupts and saves Shirou while Saber confronts Assassin. It is at this moment that Shirou starts to get even more irritated by Archer, who has looked down on his ideals. Archer then attacks Shirou, but is stopped by Saber and Assassin. While they are fighting at Ryuudou Temple, Rin begins to have dreams about Archer and his past as a hero who was betrayed by his ideals. After she finds out about Archer going to the temple to kill Shirou, Rin apologizes to Shirou for Archer's actions and tells him that she used a Command Spell to order Archer to never attack Shirou.

The following day, Shinji Matou reveals himself as Rider's Master when he has her use Blood Fort Andromeda to attack the school and everyone in it. A second Servant attacks at the same time, and Saber is summoned. While she fights the Servant, who turns out to be Caster, Rin and Shirou fight their way through golems to get to Rider and stop her. They arrive only to find she's already been killed, though Shinji runs away without telling them who killed her.

With Rider defeated, Rin and Shirou's focus shifts to uncovering the identity of Caster's Master, suspecting that it has to be someone else from the school. When it seems that it might be a teacher, Souichirou Kuzuki, Rin takes the lead and plans an ambush to reveal his identity as a Master or not. Since Archer had suggested they ally with Caster instead of Shirou, Rin decides to leave him behind and only bring Shirou and Saber, not wanting Archer to be around Caster and thinking Saber would be more than enough to handle the situation. The plan works initially, confirming Kuzuki's role as Caster's Master, but things quickly sour when he and Caster fight back. Nearly overwhelmed by their combined strength, they are saved only by the surprise of Shirou's projection attacks and Kuzuki's call to retreat rather than fight further. In order to make it easier to plan and strategize, Rin comes to stay at Shirou's house.

In response to a conversation they had the night before that made Rin realize Shirou doesn't do anything for himself and his own enjoyment, Rin takes Shirou on a date packed with fun-filled activities the next day, bringing Saber along. Upon returning home, they find Caster holding Taiga as hostage. When Shirou tries to follow her demands, Caster releases Taiga and strikes Saber with Rule Breaker, transferring Shirou's Command Spells to her. Against her will, Saber is forced to attack Rin and Shirou is stabbed through the shoulder when he tries to protect her. At Saber's urging, Shirou and Rin leave; in the anime, Archer arrives to help them, and with his aid they are able to get away without further incident. With his Command Spells gone, Rin declares that she will fight Kuzuki and Caster with only Archer, despite Shirou's protests.

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Shirou follows Rin and witnesses her confronting Kuzuki and Caster in Kotomine Church, their new base of operations. To her shock, Archer suddenly betrays Rin and attacks her. Shirou saves her and, although she is reluctant, she eventually thanks him and accepts his help again. With Archer gone, both decide to ask Ilya and Berserker for their help. Unfortunately, they arrive too late and find that Shinji and Gilgamesh have already killed them. Lancer shows up shortly afterwards, however, with orders to help them take down Caster if they are willing to cooperate together. Out of options, they accept.

They return to the Kotomine Church, where Lancer fights Archer again. Archer admits defeat and retreats into the church. Meanwhile, Shirou and Rin team up to fight Kuzuki and Caster, ending in a stalemate until Rin turns the tables, attacking Caster not with magecraft but martial arts, and nearly killing her. Kuzuki prevents her from delivering the final blow, and Caster tries to use a spell to completely dominate Saber and send her against Shirou and Rin. But before she can, Archer arrives and attacks Kuzuki, killing Caster when she takes the strike for him.

Even with both of them defeated, Archer is still not on their side, however, and he reveals his true motives and intent to kill Shirou. Rin makes a new contract with Saber, thereby making her Saber's Master, to stop him. Archer then kidnaps Rin and takes her as a hostage to Einzbern Castle. There, Shinji tries to rape her, despite her warnings that he is just being manipulated. Further, Kirei arrives and reveals his plot to kill Rin and turn her body into the vessel for the Lesser Grail, finally revealing to Rin's fury that he murdered her father as well. She is ultimately rescued by Lancer, who kills Kirei and drives off Shinji before dying himself.

Rin makes her way out of the basement and to the upper hall of the castle just in time to see the conclusion of Archer and Shirou's fight. Moments later, Gilgamesh appears and attempts to kill Shirou and Archer both. Archer saves Shirou by pushing him out of the way, falling under the full assault of Gilgamesh's attack and disappearing before Rin's eyes, much to her grief. Gilgamesh reveals the true nature of the Grail to her, Shirou, and Saber, along with his plans to use it to eradicate mankind.

Shirou, Rin and Saber go back to the Emiya household to make a plan to stop Gilgamesh and deal with the Grail. After giving Shirou enough mana to access his Reality Marble, they set out and reach Gilgamesh's new hideout, Ryuudou Temple. Rin saves Shinji, who had been used as the Grail's core, fighting off its manifested curses and attempts to pull him back in, even as it tried to swallow them in a mass of flesh. Upon escaping, Rin uses her final Command Spell to order Saber to destroy the Grail.

Meanwhile, Shirou successfully defeats Gilgamesh. However, Gilgamesh tries one last time to make him the new incarnation of the Holy Grail. Fortunately, Archer, who also appeared to help Rin at the same time, comes to Shirou's aid. Rin bids her Servant goodbye as Archer tells her to take care of his younger self, hoping that her care for Shirou will change the future and grant his wish to save Shirou from his ideals. In the end, Rin finally sees Archer with a genuine smile, the same one as Shirou's.

Rin's True Ending

In Rin's True Ending, she heads off to the Mages' Association after she graduates, and asks Shirou if he would be willing to travel with her to London as her apprentice so they can stay together and she can watch over him, though they both know he would say yes. Its also established in this ending that they have officially entered into a romantic relationship following the end of the 5th Grail War.

In Rin's Good Ending, she keeps Saber as her Servant, and Rin and Shirou live a normal happy life as a couple. Rin is the Winner of the 5th Grail War in this route.

Heaven's Feel[edit | edit source]

Rin embracing Sakura

In the "Heaven's Feel" scenario, Rin reveals to Shirou that Sakura is actually her biological sister who was adopted into the Matou family. Despite her cold words that Sakura must be killed to prevent the Shadow inside her from killing more people, Rin is actually reluctant to kill her sister. In the climax of the route, Rin uses the Jeweled Sword Zelretch to fight Sakura; during the fight, the sisters are finally able to admit how they truly feel towards one another. Though Rin is stabbed, Sakura realizes her sister's love for her and manages to regain control of herself long enough for Shirou to trace Rule Breaker and free her from the Shadow's control. The sisters reconcile in both the Normal and True Ending.

Epilogue[edit | edit source]

Ten years after the end of 5th Holy Grail War (on the Fate and Unlimited Blade Works routes), Lord El-Melloi II arrived in Fuyuki and together with the head of the Tohsaka family, Tohsaka Rin, set out to completely take apart the Great Grail.[12][13] The Association was planning on bringing back the Great Grail, so the two sides were completely opposed. After the end of the great turmoil of the same magnitude as the Grail War, the Great Grail was completely dismantled and the Grail Wars of Fuyuki came to a complete conclusion.[12]

Fate/hollow ataraxia[edit | edit source]

Rin in Fate/Hollow Ataraxia

In the beginning of the game, Rin is away to London to appear before the Mage's Association in a court hearing, for her experiments with Second Magic in the Einzbern Castle. She asked Archer to 'guard' the city in her place.

After Sakura sends a letter to Rin (in which Shirou also asked for Rin's help inside), she suddenly returns to Fuyuki. She is the first person that helps Shirou with his suspicion of the 4-day loop.

In the final loop, she and Archer fight together in the Fuyuki bridge to stop the horde of shadows from reaching Shirou/Avenger.

In her Eclipse scenario, Beginners, Rin invites Shirou into her home to escape the rain. As they are both alone in an empty house, they decide to have sex. Rin establishes "rules" to control the safety of their intercourse, but clearly uncomfortable, the mood quickly gets off to a sour start. But Shirou, learning from their previous failures where he got too rough or carried away, becomes determined to make this a pleasant experience for her. Rin's response to the foreplay is immediately positive, with Shirou taking his time to get her into it.

His tenderness eventually breaks past her barriers, and uncovers the misplaced fears Rin had that made her too nervous and tense to enjoy their sex in the past. This results in a heart-to-heart that only brings them closer, the mood dramatically improved as they move onto making love. Enjoying it like never before, Rin becomes mushy, confessing her love to Shirou again and again whilst breaking all of her own rules. Upon breaking the last one - the most important one - Shirou fears unwanted conception and Rin's anger turned at him, but is surprised by a fully positive and loving reaction from her. No longer caring about anything else from then on, the happy couple embrace each other, sleeping side by side until the morning. Shirou wakes Rin with affectionate kisses, which she returns, before dashing off to make breakfast and hoping to share more tranquil mornings like these together in their future.
This side story is implied to take place after Rin's True Ending.

Fate/unlimited codes[edit | edit source]

She is given the title Elegant Apprentice Mage from a Noble Family (優雅なる名門魔術師, Yūganaru Meimon Mitarai Majutsushi?) in Fate/unlimited codes.

Fate/unlimited codes - Rin Tohsaka command list

Special:

  • Gandr (ガント, Gando?) -
  • Jewel Magecraft (宝石魔術, Hōseki Majutsu?) -
  • Air Grenade (エアグレネード, Ea Gurenēdo?) -
  • Ice Grenade (アイスグレネード, Aisu Gurenēdo?) -
  • Stun Grenade (スタングレネード, Sutan Gurenēdo?) -
  • Encircling Thigh (連環腿, Renkantai?) -
  • Crushing Fist (崩拳, Hōken?) -
  • Temple Gate Elbow Drop (裡門頂肘, Rimon Chōchū?) -


Burst:

  • Zelretch Facility: Squandering (散財(ゼルレッチ・ファシリティー), Sanzai(Zeruretchi Fashiritī)?) -


Super Move:

  • Masterful Four Beats (功程四拍, Kōtei Yonbaku?) -
  • Cutting Seven Colors (カッティング・セブンカラーズ, Kattingu Sebun Karāzu?) -


Holy Grail Burst Super Move:

Fate/tiger colosseum series[edit | edit source]

In Fate/tiger colosseum Upper, Rin can transform into Kaleido Ruby (カレイドルビー, Kareido Rubī?) and she is part of a group called Magical Four Heavenly Kings (マジカル四天王, Majikaru Shiten'nō?).

Fate/EXTRA series[edit | edit source]

In the Fate/EXTRA world, Rin shares the name as the Rin Tohsaka that appears in the Moon Cell Holy Grail War. They are different people but they are relatives part of the same lineage.

Due to Moon Cell fluctuations in Fate/EXTRA CCC, Rin and Archer appear as an optional boss. Her codecast skills are:

  • One step - Gandr Shoot (一工程・ガンド撃ち, Ichikōtei Gando-uchi?) - Causes magic damage and stun status.
  • Jewel Magecraft - Entire person fortune throw (宝石魔術・全財投人, Hōseki Majutsu Zen Zaitō Hito?) -
  • Seven Colors Crackers (セブンカラーズ・クラッカー, Sebun Karāzu Kurakkā?) - Causes magic damage.

Carnival Phantasm[edit | edit source]

Rin in Carnival Phantasm

Rin has an active role in Carnival Phantasm due to being one of the heroines of Fate. Her tsundere personality is comically exaggerated and she seems to be obsessed with winning and having more money than she already has. She is also hopeless with electronics to ridiculous lengths. Her alter-ego is the magical girl Kaleido Ruby.

Today's Menu for Emiya Family[edit | edit source]

Rin makes frequent appearances in Today's Menu for Emiya Family, and occasionally cooks the food featured in an episode. Rin's romantic relationship with Shirou is occasionally noted, as seen in Episode 7.

Capsule Servant[edit | edit source]

In Capsule Servant, she is a playable character and appears as her younger self.

There is a possible future incarnation of Rin becoming a Heroic Spirit called TOHSAKA (トーサカ, TŌSAKA?). Instead of Heroic Spirit EMIYA, Rin made a contract with the world and became a Counter Guardian. She destroyed the Holy Grail and became Magical Witch (マジカル・うぃっち, Majikaru Witchi?) TOHSAKA.

All Around Type-Moon[edit | edit source]

Rin appears in the mange series All Around Type-Moon. In one chapter, her inability to handle electronics leads her to accidentally summon Nero directly from the Moon Cell. Later on in the chapter, she also accidentally summons several more characters.

Other appearances[edit | edit source]

She appears in Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA☆ILLYA, as a major character. Her counterpart recruits Illya for help.

A parallel world version of TYPE-MOON might tell Rin's story in London.[14] In the Apocrypha timeline, the Tohsaka gave up on the Greater Grail. Rin end up becoming the founder of a "completely new martial arts that combines magecraft and Chinese Kenpou" by the time she becomes a high school student.[15] In the strange fake timeline, she is briefly mentioned, first by Lord-El Melloi II and Flat discussing where did Flat learn the incantation for Heroic Spirit Summoning,[16] then by Gray wondering if she couldn't help Lord El-Melloi II in helping Flat survive the True and False Holy Grail Wars.[17]

In Type-Moon's April Fools' Day 2008, she is a super heavyweight wrestler star known as the Dynamite Rin (ダイナマイト凛, Dainamaito Rin?) in the T Moon Fighting Spirit (Tムーン 闘魂, T Mūn Tōkon?). She is the boss of the Fate Wrestling Federation and the leader of the IWGP tag team. Rin is a talented woman who leads a western-style puroresu group. After learning fighting techniques and management at GGG. Rin furthered her knowledge in the field. Rin tends to favor strikes instead of throws. While she is skilled, Rin prefers to turn the fights into a simple match of power vs power, turning the spectacle into a royal road of proresu. As someone who knows how to work the crowd with microphone performances. Dynamite Rin represents the best qualities of proresu. Her fight with Great Luvia came to a draw as the Referee Shinji Matou was knocked out by the two fighters powerful drop kicks.

Rin makes an appearance in Fate/Grand Order as a Craft Essence card. She appears as the illustration cover for Gandr (ガンド, Gando?) and Formal Craft (フォーマルクラフト, Fōmaru Kurafuto?).

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Rin was born capable of manipulating all five great Elements, an extremely rare trait for a magi. Her potential is such that she will eventually be considered as one of the top one hundred ranking magi throughout the entire history of the Mage's Association.[18] Compared using simple numbers, someone with an abnormally high potential like Ciel is at one hundred, someone who is eternally at apprentice-level like Shirou is at ten, and Rin falls from seventy to one hundred.[18]

As the successor to the Tohsaka family, Rin excels in Conversion of power, which includes storage of magical energy in objects, typically jewels for Jewel Magecraft. She uses them as disposable, limited-function Mystic Codes.[6] Because the amount of energy a magus can release at one time is restricted by bodily limitations, Rin has been able to accumulate all of the magical energy generated by her body during her lifetime through jewel crystallization. As with practicing of sorcery, charging these jewels has become a daily process for her turning them into powerful bullets. However, in the end they are merely disposable items. Because their sorcery reduces expensive jewels to ash after a single use, the Tohsaka magi are fated to be chronically afflicted with a lack of funds.[19] When Rin's stored power is needed, she can utilize the jewels for an instantaneous release of A-rank magic capable of countering a spell from Caster's magecraft from the Age of Gods or taking one of Berserker's lives by using five jewels. Their speed of release is great enough that it can match Caster's High-Speed Divine Words. She can also use small statues of amethyst in form of Owls (梟, Fukurō?) as familiars for reconnaissance purposes.

Her most common offensive spell is a Finnish technique known as Gandr, which concentrates magical energy into Rin's forefinger, resulting in a hazy black orb to be subsequently fired like a bullet. Originally intended to be a curse, Rin's variation on Gandr takes on an unusual, corporeal form. Additionally, Rin has bypassed any need for a verbal component to initiate this spell due to having inherited and infused Magic Crest of her family, and she can fire as many Gandr shots in an instant, even set up a barrier and rain them on an opponent if she so chooses. Since Rin's Gandr Shot was particularly violent, capable of punching through and disintegrating a large portion of a concrete wall with just a single shot, it could be considered on the level of Finn Shot. Or, Finn Gatling Gun.[20]

While statistically superior to Kirei Kotomine, he would win eighty percent of the time by psychologically exploiting her past traumas to keep her from fighting at her full potential. Even without such knowledge, Kirei would still have a substantial combat advantage over Rin due to possessing over ten years of experience as a professional killer of magi.[21] If Bazett Fraga McRemitz had been able to participate in the war, she would ended up being a threat to Rin.[22]

Rin is also proficient with reinforcement sorcery, allowing her to strengthen her legs so much that she can run over one hundred meters in less than seven seconds, fast enough to be perceived as a blur to a regular human. She is also able to use it on herself for a few seconds to deal critical damage to even a Servant like Caster with physical blows in a situation where Rin has her off-guard. She can also make use of one of her jewels for a large amount of protection, and by placing it on her stomach to form a protective cover, she can even last a long duration of time being crushed in Berserker's grip. She can also use a degree of healing magic and runes.

Rin practices pseudo-karate as a form of self-defense. Her instructor in martial arts is Kirei, his teaching was responsible for the sequence of moves she used to corner Caster.[6]

Equipment[edit | edit source]

Tokiomi's inheritance

Rin has inherited everything that belonged to her father, including heirloom jewels, jewels inherited from Zelretch, and the wares and knowledge to manage her workshop, the basement of the Tohsaka household. She originally would have had possession of all the commercialized spiritual lands that brought in more money than most Second Owner families elsewhere, but Kirei's mismanagement as her legal guardian has caused the most valuable properties to have been lost to others.[4] She still obtains royalties from magical patents held by the Tohsaka family, "*0,000,000 yen" annually without including additional revenue, so she can be considered relatively wealthy.[10] She obtains jewels for her craft through exclusive channels used by her family, leaving her each day wondering "whether she could've gotten a better price from the buyer if she had just become friends with that lady."[23]

In preparation for the Fifth Holy Grail War, Tokiomi left her a special inheritance in his will that requires her to solve a special puzzle to find and open a box of his effects. The most prominent items are a pendant and the catalyst, having been smashed at some point in time, he had used to summon Gilgamesh.[24] Opening it also causes all the clocks in the household to immediately become set one hour fast as a bit of playfulness as if 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.”[25]

Azoth Sword[edit | edit source]

Main article: Azoth Sword


Jeweled Sword of Zelretch[edit | edit source]

Main article: Jeweled Sword of Zelretch


Jewels[edit | edit source]

Rin buys a variety of jewels, and those she utilizes in combat can reach prices of 500,000 yen each. Those that are made of crystals that are naturally able to easily store mana are made of precious metals and come with a very high price.[23] As of the beginning of Fate/stay night, her savings consists of twenty jewels containing the energy she has saved for over ten years, each costing ten million yen to create in total.[26] She uses ten during Archer's summoning ritual, and uses the remaining ten during the battles of the three routes.

Rin's Pendant[edit | edit source]

Rin's Pendant

Rin's Pendant (凛のペンダント, Rin no Pendanto?) is a powerful, one-of-a-kind jewel pendant left to Rin as part of her inheritance from her father, which she considers to be her father's memento. It is a one hundred year old Tohsaka family heirloom that is the greatest jewel within the household, far stronger than anything else with the equivalent of ten years worth of Rin's magical energy. As one of the best artifacts of its class that she believes Tokiomi left to allow her to win the Holy Grail War, Rin decides to utilize it as a last resort, believing anything to be possible with the amount of energy it possesses. It contains enough magical energy to revive a human being on the verge of death, which she uses early in the war to revive Shirou Emiya by restoring his damaged heart.[11] She lacks the skill or ability to perform such a feat on her own, so it requires using the great energy of the pendant to make up for that. She creates a new heart to use as a substitute, believing the feat exemplary enough to be accepted to the Clock Tower instantly.

After it is drained, it loses much of its weight and only retains a small amount of energy, less than her ten remaining jewels for battle. She leaves it by Shirou by accident, deciding not to retrieve it because it has no true worth without any remaining energy. It is simply an ordinary, expensive jewel like that, even though it has some value to her as a memento. Shirou picks it up after regaining consciousness, keeping it as a memento of his unknown savior. Archer, a future version of Shirou from another timeline, kept the jewel all his life, making it a catalyst that connects him to his summoner. The jewel she holds during the ritual has no worth as a catalyst, but the jewel held by Archer allows for him to be summoned. It is one of the objects materialized with him, allowing him to give her his own pendant after they arrive home with Rin not knowing the difference. The pendant held by Shirou has a small amount of energy left, not even enough to use a single Reinforcement spell according to him, while the one held by Archer has none.

The connection is never discovered during Fate. Both pendants are revealed during Unlimited Blade Works after Shirou finds Archer's pendant at Rin's house and tells her of the one he kept, allowing for the connection between Shirou and Archer to be deduced due to that there should only be one such pendant in existence. Shirou eventually connects it to Rin during Heaven's Feel when thinking that she is the only person who could have saved him at that time. He brings it with him to the final battle with Sakura, later saving him by allowing Rider to use it as a landmark to locate him.[27]

Development[edit | edit source]

She had the most screen time out of every character in Fate/stay night.[6]

Creation and Conception[edit | edit source]

Kinoko Nasu's original story of Fate, Rin's original archetype was Misaya Reiroukan, she was designed to be a villainess and original master of Lancer in the novel. When Takashi Takeuchi convinced Nasu to change the setting of the story, Rin's role as a villain was eventually changed to one of the selectable heroines of Fate/stay night. Both Takashi Takeuchi and Kinoko Nasu thought Kana Ueda's voice is too cute and they thought "Should we look for another possibility for Rin's voice? How about making Rin act overly proud with a cute voice? However it could be risky." In the end they dared to make Rin's voice cute.[28]

Kana Ueda figured out how to play Rin in the Studio Deen anime adaptation when she played the original Fate/stay night game, she understood Rin had to put away her feelings a long time ago. When Kana was recording the radio show for Fate /stay night, Takeuchi made illustrations of Rin on colored paper for her. Even though Kana had been selected for the part, when it came to voicing the character for the real thing, she could not imagine Rin coming out of her voice. For a long time she had this sense of incompatibility. She normally don't feel that sense of incompatibility when she play characters from other works. Kana was half in doubt so she ended up asking Nasu if it was really okay for her to play Rin. He said it was fine, but she wondered if it was all right. Kana also thought maybe she should not say that in front of the scenario writer. While playing Rin in Fate/stay night, several other spinoff and related products. She tries to make her match the pace of the story she is in. There are a lot of very delicate, minor changes. In the Studio Deen adaptation TV series, Rin decided to watch over Shirou and Saber. When they recorded the voices for the PS2 game Realta Nua, Rin was a lot more emotional than she was in the show. Kana has to adjust her acting carefully within that kind of field.

Reception[edit | edit source]

Gen Urobuchi thinks the true heroine of Fate/stay night is Rin because in the Unlimited Blade Works route, it was an equal relationship with a woman who's become stronger than most men is depicted. Rin and Shirou mend each other's weaknesses with their own unique strengths, and he think it makes it a very nice relationship.

In response to what Gen said Nasu stated that "It's true that Rin is different from Saber. Rin is written as a completely different gender. She also has a sort of pride in the fact that she's a beautiful girl. With a girl like that by his side, even an unsociable person like Shirou loses his presence of mind."[29]

Takeuchi commented how impressed he was with how Rin turned out. Stating that the idea of making a villainous character that everybody had a low opinion of into a major heroine was initially largely frowned upon by the staff and it was a huge risk. However, after successfully finishing the game, the character became a success, and was greatly well liked.

Kana Ueda (Voice Actress of Rin) thought of her as a commanding and imperious young girl, like her name implies. Although hidden within that image of a girl who always tries hard is someone who is also childish and playful. Rin has both of these aspects, and she's charming because of it. Kana Ueda has played the role of Rin for such a long time that she really like the Master and Servant pairing of Rin and Archer now. Kana compared herself to Rin, she think she's a little more excitable than Rin, and she make more mistakes. Kana tries not to let it show, but she doesn't mind if you see them because she's a clumsy girl. Personally speaking, she wanted to continue with another story set in the Fate main timeline. She thinks it'd be great if she gets to play Rin again.[30]

  • In the Fourth character popularity poll in 2003, Rin was ranked 93rd.
  • In the first Popularity polls of Fate/stay night in 2004, Rin was ranked 2nd. Tsuku Rin (Tiger Dojo) was ranked 33rd. Loli Rin was ranked 55th.
  • In the second Popularity polls of Fate/stay night in 2006, Rin was ranked 2nd. Kaleidoscope & Magical Ruby was ranked 14th. Zhuge Rin was ranked 40th. Rin Tohsaka of a parallel world is ranked 46th. Hetare Rin was ranked 68th.
  • In the Type-Moon's 10th Anniversary Character Poll, Rin from Fate/stay night was ranked 4th and the third most voted female character. Rin from Fate/Zero was ranked 130th.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. [v] Lord El-Melloi II Case Files material - Encyclopedia: Red Devil [Other], p.096

    Red Devil [Other]
    An assassin from the far east that would one day find her way to the El-Melloi Classroom.
    Even with Svin’s graduation and the separation of that matchless pair, the chaos within that classroom would not abate.

    あかいあくま【そのほか】
    いずれエルメロイ教室にやってくる、極東よりの刺客。
    スヴィンの卒業によって、ついにエルメロイ教室の双璧が解散した後も、かの教室から騒乱が途絶えることはないのだった。

  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13
    [v] Fate/complete material II: Character Material - Characters: Rin Tohsaka, p.016-025

    Rin Tohsaka

  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7
    [v] Fate/Zero material - Characters: Tohsaka Rin, p.078-079

    Comment for Rin
    Takeuchi: Regarding child Rin, I made a big mistake. I miscalculated her birthday. I'll take this opportunity to correct it, Rin's is 2/3, Sakura's is 3/2 (sweats)
    Urobuchi: There was probably something at the time of Rin's birth that caused fear that she would die prematurely. So Tokiomi panicked and he and Aoi-san went for one more se(rest omitted)

    Comment for Rin
    武内:子供時代の凛。なんか、あんまり変わっていませんね。服装は変えようと思ったのですが、赤い服に黒ニーソというイメージが強すぎて、結局変えることが出来ませんでした。遠坂家の呪いか。
    虚淵:俺はむしろニーソはロリキャラにこそ適正装備だと思うデス。むしろ子凛がニーソでなかったら猛烈抗議してたね、きっと!
    武内:子凛に関しては、大変なミスを俺がしてしまいました。誕生日の計算間違い。凛が2/3、桜が3/2ということで、ここで訂正させて頂きます(汗)
    虚淵:たぶん出生当時の凛には何かしら夭折を危惧させるものがあったんでしょうね。だから時臣も慌てて葵さんにワンモアセッ(以下略)

  4. 4.0 4.1
    [v] Fate/Zero material - Encyclopedia: Tohsaka Tokiomi [Person's name], p.101

    Tokiomi Tohsaka [Person's name]
    The fifth Tohsaka family head. Had everything gone according to plan, he would have been the man to finish the Holy Grail War once and for all.
    He started making preparations for the Fourth Holy Grail War long before it ever began. But although he had set up everything perfectly in his favor, he was tragically killed by his trusted ally, Kotomine Kirei. Well, seeing as how the one who tempted Kirei into defecting in the first place was Gilgamesh, in a sense you could say Tokiomi died due to a lack of compatibility with his Servant.
    Tokiomi and his predecessor made a conscious effort to commercialize their spiritual lands, and the unnatural economic success of every business situated there naturally led to exorbitant rental fees, which were collected by the Tohsaka. Of course, as far as Tokiomi was concerned, the fact that the "harvests of all the tenant farmers tilling the Tohsaka land" were protected from bad luck and natural disasters by the Tohsaka's careful management of the ley lines, meant that taxing them like this was his natural right. Truly, it was a 20th century feudal system made possible through sorcery.
    Although, even among the Second Owners of other lands, very few have ever seen monetary returns like those made by the Tohsaka.
    After Tokiomi's death, these assets were passed on to Aoi, and after Aoi's death they were passed on once more to Rin. Or at least, they should have been, but thanks to her legal guardian Kirei's naïve honesty and crude management, most of the valuable property was lost to other people. Then again, as a priest who values honest poverty, he probably thought it would be good for her from an educational standpoint. Just another thing for Rin to wallop him for, I guess.

    遠坂時臣【人名】
    遠坂家五代目頭首。全てが順当であったなら聖杯戦争を終結させたであろう男。
    第四次聖杯戦争より以前のかなり早い段階から下準備を費やし、万全の態勢で事に及んだものの、腹心と恃んだ言峰綺礼の造反によってあえなく脱落。ただし綺礼を唆した大元は時臣の契約したアーチャーであるだはに、結局はサーヴァントとの相性問題が敗因と言えるのかもしれない。
    時臣とその先代は、霊脈上の要所として権利を押さえてあった地所を、積極的に商業用地として転用させたため、そのことごとくが「なぜか金運に恵まれて事業を成功させ、遠坂家に莫大なテナント料をもたらした。もちろん時臣としては、彼ら「遠坂の土地を耕す小作人たち」の収穫は、行き届いた霊脈管理によって悪運や災難、霊障の類から保護されていればこその恵みであり、当然の権利として租税を徴収していたにすぎない。まさに魔術あってこそ成立する二○世紀末の封建制度であり、他の土地のセカンドオーナーでも、ここまで金銭的な利潤を生み出した者はそう多くない。
    それらの権益は、時臣の死後葵に相続され、さらに葵の死後に凛へと相続される段になって、後見人である綺礼が実に愚直かつ大雑把な管理をしてくれたため、実入りのいい物件は大方が他人の手に渡ってしまった。たぶん清貧を旨とする神父としては教育上宜しくないとでも思ったのだろう。凛は二重の意味で言峰神父に報復ぽんちをしていいと思う。

  5. [v] Fate/side material - Encyclopedia: Saber's Clothes [Others], p.064 [T]

    Saber's Clothes [Others]
    The clothes Rin prepared for Saber.
    Originally it was Rin's birthday present from Kotomine Kirei.
    ... that's very nice of you, Kotomine...

    セイバーの服【その他】
    凛が用意するセイバーの服。
    もともとは言峰綺礼が凛の诞生日ごとに贈っていたものだとか。
    ……言峰って、けつこう ……。

  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5
    [v] Fate/side material - Encyclopedia: Tohsaka Rin [Person's name], p.067-068 [T]

    Rin Tohsaka [Person's name]
    Current head of the distinguished Tohsaka family, and one of the main heroines of Fate/stay night. As a Master, she spent just as much time quarreling with Shirou as she did cooperating with him.
    Her manner of speech is often hostile and dismissive of other people, but deep down she has a caring, big-sisterly disposition.
    Her tendency of making trivial mistakes at the worst possible moment is a hereditary curse.
    Though she really is a lot nicer than she seems, in the end she always makes her decisions based on cold, rational logic. In her own words, it's "not a very cute personality".
    There are even times when she thinks she might lack any sort of "girlishness" at all, and it's starting to become something of a complex for her.
    In fact, her choice in personal clothes is probably an overreaction to that. Still, showing that much leg… a pure and wholesome boy won't know where to look. Please, try to bear with it, Shirou.
    Her hobbies are admiring jewels and bullying Shirou.
    She's a mischievous girl at heart, so she loves teasing serious people. Please, try to bear with it, Shirou.
    As far as sorcery goes, she specializes in the flow and conversion of magical energy.
    Since it's not a sorcery trait well-suited for combat, she stores away magical energy in jewels ahead of time, and uses them as disposable, limited-function mystic codes.
    Aside from that, she also practices pseudo-karate as a form of self-defense.
    Her instructor in martial arts is Kotomine. That fake priest was responsible for the sequence of moves she used to corner Caster.
    By the way, she had the most screen time out of every character in Fate/stay night.

    遠坂凜【人名】
    魔道の名門・遠坂の現当主。
    本編の正ヒロイン。マスターの一人として、士郎といがみあったり協力したりする忙しい女の子。
    何かと攻撃的で人を突き放す口調だが、根は姐御肌で面倒見がいい。
    ここぞという時に凡ミスをかますのは、もはや遺伝的な呪いである。
    冷酷なようで優しいのだが、最後には合理的な道を選ぶ、本人曰く“可愛くない性格”。
    どうも、自分は「女の子」としての部分が欠落している、と思っている節があり、密かにコンプレックス になっている。
    あの私服はその反動なのだろうが、それにしても脚を見せすぎで、健全な男子は目のやり場に困るのではないだろうか? 耐えろ士郎。
    趣味は宝石鑑賞と士郎いじり。根がいたずらっ子なので、真面目なヤツをからかうのが大好きなのだ。もっと耐えろ士郎。
    得意な魔術は魔力の流動、変換。
    実はあまり攻撃には向いていない魔術特性で、その為、宝石に魔力をストックし、使い捨てのお手軽な限 定礼装として使用する。
    その他、護身用として空手もどきを噛んでいる。
    格闘技の先生は言峰で、キャスターを追い詰めた凜の連続攻撃はあのエセ神父じこみというワケだ。
    「Fate」本編で一番出番の多い人物。

  7. [v] Fate/Zero material - Encyclopedia: Tohsaka Rin [Person's name], p.101-102

    Rin Tohsaka [Person's name]
    The eldest daughter of Tohsaka Tokiomi. The younger years of one of the heroines of Fate.
    10 years ago, Rin’s understanding of the Holy Grail War was about equal to that of Shirou’s during the Fifth War. That is, it seemed like she understood but she really did not.
    In the eyes of young Rin, her father Tokiomi was a great magus who must be respected and loved, but as for the coldheartedness that accompanied the ideal, that was a negative aspect of his personality that she failed to understand.
    If Tokiomi had survived until the time when Rin could have really understood her father’s personality, it would certainly have deeply affected the development of her own personality. Whether she would oppose that inhumanity and leave the path of thaumaturgy, or whether she would become a “perfect and coldhearted” witch like her father – no matter which one, this parallel world, for Rin, would certainly be one far away from happiness.

    遠坂凛【人名】
    遠坂時臣の長女。Fate本編のヒロインの幼き日の姿である。
    10年前における凛の『聖杯戦争』に対する理解度は、第五次における士郎の認識とはば同程度。つまり解っているようでいて解っていない。
    幼い凛にとって父、時臣は敬愛すべき偉大なる魔術師であり、その理念からくる冷酷さといった、彼の人格の負の側面を理解するまでには至っていない。
    もし、彼女が本当に父親の人間性を理解できる頃になるまで時臣が存命であったなら、凛の人格形成にはさぞかし深刻な影響を及ぼしただろう。その非人間性に反発して魔道そのものに背を向けていたか、あるいは父と同じ『完璧にして酷薄』な魔女として完成していたか――いずれにせよ、凛にとって幸福とは程遠い平行世界には違いない。

  8. [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.

  9. [v] Fate/side material - Encyclopedia: Projection [Magecraft], p.067 [T]

    Projection [Magecraft]
    Gradation Air.
    A sorcery that uses magical energy to materialize a mirror image of an object.
    As Rin mentioned in the story, it's not very efficient.
    That's because, if you're making a replica of something, rather than using projection it's easier and more practical just to gather the materials and build it yourself.
    Normally, it is only used to project a substitute for an item that has already been lost, and for just a few minutes within one's own time axis.
    At any rate, since Gradation Air is just supposed to be a short-term rental of the item's outward appearance, you can see why the version used by Shirou and Archer is completely ridiculous. It's no wonder that Rin wanted to kill him when she saw his shed.
    Of course, Shirou can only project things that are related to weapons in some way – or more specifically, swords. Modern weapons are off limits.
    Well, technically he can pull out shields or armor, too, if he strains himself to his utmost limits, but the effects only last for an instant and the cost is enormous.

    投影【魔術】
    グラーシヨン・エア。
    オリジナルの鏡像を魔力で物質化する魔術。
    本編で凜が語っていたように、まつこと効率が悪い。
    投影でオリジナルからレプリカを作るのなら、ちゃんとした材料からレプリカを作った方が手軽で実用に耐える為だ。
    本来、投影は既に失われたオリジナルを、本当に数 分間だけ自分の時間軸に映し出して代用する魔術。
    わずか数分間の、外見だけのレンタルな訳であるから、士郎・アーチャーの投影がどれだけデタラメかは 言うまでもない。凜が士郎の土蔵を覗き見て殺意を覚えたのも当然。
    もっとも、士郎が投影できるのは武器関係のみ。それも剣に限定された武装で、近代兵器は投影さえ出来なし。
    盾や鎧はかろうじて引き出せるが、効果は瞬間的なものであり、その代償は大きい。

  10. 10.0 10.1
    [v] Fate/complete material III: World material - FAQ with Nasu: Characters, p.134

    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。

  11. 11.0 11.1
    [v] Fate/side material - Encyclopedia: Rin's pendant [Others], p.078 [T]

    Rin's pendant [Others]
    A powerful jewel sorcery left to Rin by her father.
    It contained so much magical energy that it was even capable of reviving a human being on the verge of death.
    This is what Rin used to help Emiya Shirou at the outset of the story.
    Though it may have seemed like she was wavering back and forth about whether or not to save him for quite a while in the prologue, in reality it took her less than a second to make her decision. She sure does make snap judgments, that Rin.
    Then, when Shirou was hazily tidying up after he came to, he ended up stuffing the pendant in his pocket before heading home.
    As for the sequence of events that led to the pendant returning to Rin's possession, that's covered in the story.
    Honestly, I was a little worried about what might happen if somebody figured it out from playing the trial version. I don't know what I would have done.

    凛のペンダント【その他】
    凛の父親が遺した、強力な宝石魔術。
    死に瀕した人間さえ蘇らせるほどの魔力が篭もって いた。
    物語冒頭、死にかけた衛宮士郎を助ける為、凛があっさり使ったもの。
    プロローグで凛は随分迷っていたように見えますが、端から見るとシークタイム一秒以下だ、というのが本騙での真実なのです。決断の速い女、凛。
    で、蘇った士郎は朦朧とした頭のまま後片付けをし、 ペンダントをポケットに仕舞って帰宅。
    その後、このペンダントがどのような経緯で凛の手に戻るかは本騙を参照のコト。
    体験版で気付く人が出できたらどうしよう、とちょっと心配になった部分ですよ?

  12. 12.0 12.1
    [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。

  13. Fate/Grand Order - Fate/Accel Zero Order, ACT-3: Second Owner
  14. [v] Fate/complete material III: World material - FAQ with Nasu: Characters, p.134

    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!

  15. [v] Fate/Apocrypha material - Encyclopedia: The Three Families [Others], p.166 [T]

    The Three Families [Others]
    In “Apocrypha”, the Three Families are the magi who constructed the Fuyuki Holy Grail War… in other words, the Einzberns, Tohsaka and Makiri.
    Just as alluded in the light novels, Makiri (Matou) Zouken fought fiercely against Darnic during the Third Holy Grail War, but became practically crippled due to the shock of the Greater Grail being stolen. The family wasn’t blessed with a successor either, so their future as magi has been completely shut.
    The Tohsaka gave up on the Greater Grail, and now seek a new path in becoming one with the universe with Chinese Kenpou while learning magecraft. The twin-tail daughter of the family might also end up becoming the founder of a “completely new martial arts that combines magecraft and Chinse Kenpou” by the time she becomes a high school student. However, she never imagined that her younger sister who was adopted by distant relatives would come visit her in Japan after becoming a pro-wrestler with unimaginably nice proportions and forming a tag team with a drill-roll-haired girl…!
    The Einzberns are in the midst of struggling to make a new Greater Grail under the excuse “It was stolen, so we’ll just make a new Holy Grail”. Fortunately, in the “Apocrypha” world, a certain dead fish-eyed mercenary won’t end up becoming involved with the Einzberns, so their greatest work Illyasviel will never be born—therefore, as long as she isn’t born, the Einzberns will never despair… Is that really fortunate?

    御三家【その他】

  16. Fate/strange Fake Volume 3, Chapter 7: "The Canon of the Demigods"
  17. Fate/strange Fake Volume 5, Bridge Chapter: "Rondo of the Outsiders"
  18. 18.0 18.1
    [v] Game Japan 2007-02 issue - How high (or low) are the talents of Emiya Shirou and Tohsaka Rin within the entire history of the Association?

    GJ: I have a question about Fate characters. How high (or low) are the talents of Emiya Shirou and Tohsaka Rin within the entire history of the Association?
    Nasu: Rin really is a genius. Given time, she'll enter within the top 100 magi of the Association throughout its entire history. Shirou won't move out from being an magus apprentice, but as a spell-user, he'll be among one of the big specialists. Ultimately, he'll receive an evaluation on the same level as "Magus Killer" Emiya Kiritsugu had in his peak, maybe. If I were to put into simple numbers, Ciel: 100, Rin: 70-100, Shirou: 10 (under particular limited conditions, then 40).

    GJ:「Fate」のキャラクターについてお聞きします。「魔術協会」の歴史において、衛宮士郎と遠坂凛の才能の高さ(と低さ)はそれぞれどのくらいのレベルなのでしょうか?
    奈須:凛はホントに天才です。長ずれば、歴代の魔術協会の中でも百番以内に入るかと。士郎は魔術師としては見習いの域を出ませんが、魔術使いとしてはスペシャリストの一人と数えられます。最終的には“魔術殺し”衛宮切嗣の全盛期と同じくらいの評価を受けるかと。単純な数値で表すと、シエル:100 凛:70~100 士郎:10(限定条件下なら40)といった感じでしょうか。

  19. [v] Fate/side material - Encyclopedia: Jewel Magecraft [Magecraft], p.072 [T]

    Jewel Magecraft [Magecraft]
    The sorcery that Rin specializes in.
    Jewels easily accumulate the thoughts of their owners, and make excellent vessels for magical energy.
    Crystals that have slumbered beneath the earth for eons, in particular, are prone to having nature spirits form within them, and jewels with that property can be used as simple sorcery crests. For example, a jewel with a nature spirit of fire dwelling within it would become highly flammable just by passing magical energy through it… or something along those lines.
    Whenever Rin has spare time she transfers her magical energy into jewels, turning them into powerful bullets. However, in the end they are merely disposable items.
    Because their sorcery reduces expensive jewels to ash after a single use, the Tohsaka magi are fated to be chronically afflicted with a lack of funds.

    宝石魔術【魔術】
    凜が得意とする魔術。
    宝石は持ち主の念を溜めやすく、魔力を宿しやすい。
    中でも長く地中に眠っていた鉱石には自然霊が形成 されやすく、属性を帯びた宝石はそれだけで簡易的な魔術刻印となる。火の自然霊が宿った宝石は、魔力を通すだけで燃えやすくなるという風に。
    凜は暇さえあれば宝石に自分の魔力を移し、強力な弾丸としているのだが、宝石魔術は使い捨てである。
    高価な宝石を一回きりで灰にしてしまう遠坂の魔術師は、常に資金不足で悩まされる宿命なのだとか。

  20. [v] Fate/side material - Encyclopedia: Gandr [Magecraft], p.057 [T]

    Gandr [Magecraft]
    A curse with Scandinavian origins.
    The caster delivered the curse by pointing an index finger at the target and damaging his constitution.
    Since Gandr targeted victims in the caster's field of vision, it was also called Gandr Shot.
    Gandr was the origin of the perception that pointing at people was impolite or a form of cursing.
    Since Rin's Gandr Shot was particularly violent, it could be considered on the level of Finn Shot.
    Or, Finn Gatling Gun.

    ガンド 【魔術】
    北欧に伝わる呪い。
    呪いたい相手を人差し指で指す事により、体調を崩れさせるというもの。
    対象を視界に納めて狙うため、ガンド撃ち.とも呼ばれる。
    人を指差すのは失礼だ、というのはこの呪いに由来する。とか。
    強力なものを“フィンの一撃"と呼び、こちらは直接的なダメージを与える。
    凛のガンドはもはや暴力なので、フィンの一撃レベ ルのもの。つーかフィンのガトリング。

  21. [v] Dengeki Hime 02/2006, Type-Moon Double Maniax - [Fate] Dream Battle - Rin vs Kotomine

    Nasu-san CHECK!
    Ah. Rin has the better specs, but 80% of the time, Kotomine would win. It's not easy for humans to conquer trauma printed into them and what this fraud of a priest excels at is opening up the trauma of the enemy.
    Since Rin has the goof-up girl trait, she has a lot of traumatic experiences, and having these poked at would make her unable to take advantage of her true potential.... Of course, even if they didn't know each other, Rin would still have a hard time. The executor side of Kotomine, a combat expert with over 10 years of experiences in killing magi, would be the counter of Rin's talents.

    ○凛VS言峰
    編集部(予測)
    天才と称される凛も、魔術体術の師であり手の内を知られた言峰相手では分が悪い。積極
    的に仕掛けずガンドで牽制して慎重策に出る可能性が高そう。対する言峰も迂闊に格闘戦
    は出来ない。零距離で宝石を叩き付けられれば敗北は必至。黒鍵での中距離戦を挑むので
    はなかろうか。ガンド弾幕で黒鍵は撃墜できるだろうが、妄想心音を無効化した言峰に呪
    詛であるガンドが通用するとは考え難い。勝負は業を煮やした凛の宝石大量投入で決まる
    だろう。うっかりさえ発動しなければ彼女の勝利は疑いない。よって、凛の勝利かも?

    奈須さ~んCHECK!
    嗚呼。スペックでは勝っているのに、この戦いは8割言峰の勝利なのです。人間、刷り込
    まれたトラウマの克服は難しく、かつ、敵はトラウマを切開する事を得意とするエセ神父。
    ドジっ娘属性を持つ凛には数多くのトラウマがあり、それをいじくられては実力を発揮で
    きる筈もないのでありました……。尤も、他人同士だったとしても凛の苦戦は免れないか
    と。代行者としての言峰……魔術師殺しとして10年以上戦い抜いた経験は、凛の才能を
    覆すものでしょう。

  22. [v] Fate/side material - Encyclopedia: Bazett Fraga McRemitz [Person's name], p.069-070 [T]

    Bazett Fraga McRemitz [Person's name]
    Lancer's original Master.
    Fate unknown.
    She was a foreign magus dispatched by the Association, and summoned Lancer using a pair of rune stone earrings as the catalyst.
    A beautiful woman dressed as a man, her abilities as a magus are top-notch.
    She is an enforcer, tasked with the capture of sealing designated magi. Essentially, an existence similar to the executors of the Holy Church. She is extremely skilled in both sorcery and martial arts.
    Though she probably would have ended up being a threat to Rin if she had been able to participate in the war, she was taken out prematurely by a surprise attack from Kotomine.
    The reason for that is because she and Kotomine were actually old friends. Back when Kotomine was still an executor working for the Church, they often ran into each other on assignments and fought together as comrades.
    So, when Kotomine, who until then had never relied on her even once, said he wanted to meet with her, Miss Bazett was secretly elated. With no reason to doubt him, she walked right into his trap.
    She didn't even have time to call out Lancer, before Kotomine cleanly sliced off her left arm from behind and stole her command spells.
    Afterward, he gave Lancer two commands.
    The first was to make him accept Kotomine as his Master, while the second was to make him gather intelligence.
    As for what the final command spell was used for, that's covered in the story itself.

    パゼット・フラガ・マクレミッツ【人名】
    ランサーの元マスター。
    生死不明。
    魔術協会から派遣された外来の魔術師で、ルーン石のピアスを触媒にしてランサーを召喚した。
    男装の麗人で、魔術師としての腕前はA+。
    封印指定を受けた魔術師を捕縛するパリッバリの武闘派。教会でいうなら代行者のようなもので、魔術·格闘ともに優れた技量を持っていた。
    そのまま参戦していたら凛を脅かす存在となっただろうが、言峰の騙まし討ちによって退場してしまった。
    それというのも、パゼットと言峰は旧知の間柄。言峰がまだ教会の代行者だった頃、衝突したり協力しあったりした戦友だった。
    協会から派遣された彼女に、言峰は「相談したい事 がある」と持ちかけた。
    今まで一度たりとも言峰から頼りにされなかったパゼット嬢は喜びを隠しながら言峰を信用し、騙まし討 ちにあったワケである。
    パゼットがランサーを出す暇も与えず、後ろからバッサリとパゼットを斬り伏せ、左腕を切断、令呪を奪い 取った。
    ランサーにかけられた令呪は二つ。
    主変えに賛同しろ、という事と、諜報活動に徹しろ、というもの。
    最後の一つがどのように使われるかは、本騙参照のコト。

  23. 23.0 23.1
    [v] Fate/complete material III: World material - FAQ with Nasu: Characters, p.134

    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。

  24. Unlimited Blade Works (2014) - Episode 00
  25. [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)。

  26. Fate - Day 11 - Gold rush?
  27. [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.
  28. Dengeki Online - Fate/stay night for PS2 interview
  29. TYPE-MOON Ace 7 - 10 year Anniversary interview: Nasu Kinoko X Takeuchi Takashi X Urobuchi Gen
  30. TYPE-MOON 10th Anniversary Phantasm - p.162-164
Characters by series
Fate/stay night Main characters: Shirou EmiyaSaberRin TohsakaSakura MatouIllyasviel von EinzbernArcherKirei Kotomine
Secondary characters: AssassinBerserkerCasterGilgameshLancerRiderShinji MatouSouichirou KuzukiTrue AssassinZouken Matou
Minor characters: Atram GaliastAyako MitsuduriBedivereClaudia HortensiaGai GotouIssei RyuudouKaede MakideraKane HimuroLeysrittJusteaze Lizrich von EinzbernOtoko HotaruzukaSellaTaiga FujimuraVivianYukika Saegusa
Fate/hollow ataraxia Main characters: Bazett Fraga McRemitzAvengerCaren Hortensia
Secondary characters: AssassinDiloEdelfelt sistersLuviagelita EdelfeltMinori Mitsuzuri Master of AssassinPerseusReikan RyuudouSaberScáthachSthenoEuryale
Fate/Zero Main characters: Kiritsugu EmiyaIrisviel von EinzbernSaberKirei KotomineWaver VelvetRiderTokiomi TohsakaArcher
Secondary characters: Aoi TohsakaAssassinBerserkerCasterKariya MatouKayneth El-Melloi ArchibaldLancerMaiya HisauRisei KotomineRyuunosuke UryuuSola-Ui Nuada-Re Sophia-Ri
Minor characters: Byakuya MatouFionn mac CumhaillGlen and Martha MackenzieGrainneJubstacheit von EinzbernNatalia KaminskiNorikata EmiyaShirley
Fate/Extra Main characters: Hakuno KishinamiSaberArcherCasterGilgameshRin TohsakaRani VIIISakura MatouBB
Secondary characters: AliceArcherAssassinBerserkerBerserkerCasterCasterDan BlackmoreJinako CarigiriJulius B. HarweyLauncherKiara SessyoinLancerLancerLancerRun RuLeonardo B. HarweyMeltryllisMonji GatouPassionlipRiderSaberSaverShinji MatouTwice H. Pieceman
Minor characters: AmaterasuAoko Aozaki Chishiki MabiIkuyo YuutouIssei RyuudouKirei KotomineShiki RyougiSialim Eltnam Re-AtlasiaTaiga FujimuraTouko Aozaki
Fate/Apocrypha Black characters: Caules Forvedge YggdmillenniaDarnic Prestone YggdmillenniaFiore Forvedge YggdmillenniaGordes Musik YggdmillenniaReika RikudouRoche Flyn YggdmillenniaCelenike Icecolle YggdmillenniaArcher of BlackAssassin of BlackBerserker of BlackCaster of BlackLancer of BlackRider of BlackSaber of Black
Red characters: Kairi SisigouShirou KotomineRottweil BerzinskyJean RumPentel brothersFeend vor SembrenArcher of RedAssassin of RedBerserker of RedCaster of RedLancer of RedRider of RedSaber of Red
other characters: SiegRuler
Minor characters: AiasAlma PetresiaAlzirBram Nuada-Re Sophia-RiFafnirHectorLord El-Melloi IIReines El-Melloi ArchisorteRocco BelfebanSergeTooleTouki SisigouTrimmauVictor Frankenstein
Fate/Prototypee Main characters: Ayaka SajyouSaberMisaya ReiroukanLancerArcherRiderManaka Sajyou

Secondary characters: Archer's MasterAssassinBeastBerserkerCasterAro IsemiHiroki SajyouSancraid Phahn

Fate/Prototype: Fragmentse Manaka SajyouSaberElza SaijoArcherNigel SawardLancerShizuri Isemi‎RiderMisaya's fatherCasterTatsumi KitanoBerserkerSeiji JingaAssassin
Fate/Labyrinth Manaka SajyouNorma GoodfellowSaberArcherCasterAssassinGrayLord El-Melloi IIWolfgang Faustus
Fate/strange fake Ayaka SajyouPlayerSaberFalse LancerFalse ArcherFalse RiderFalse CasterFalse AssassinFalse BerserkerTiné ChelcTsubaki KuruokaOrlando ReeveJester KartureFlat EscardosWolfSigmaWatcherBazdilot CordelionTrue ArcherFrancescaTrue CasterTrue RiderTrue AssassinFilliaShamhat
Fate/Grand Order Characters in Fate/Grand Order
Lord El-Melloi II Case Files Main characters: Lord El-Melloi IIGrayReines El-Melloi Archisorte

Secondary characters: ClownFlat EscardosFluegerHeine IstariHishiri AdashinoJiroubou Seigen TokitouLuviagelita EdelfeltOrlocke CaesarmundRosalind IstariGeryon AshbornAtrum GalliastaTouko Aozaki

Garden of Avalon AgravainArtoriaGalahadGawainGuinevereKayLancelotMerlinMorgan le FayTristanVortigern
Fate/kaleid liner Main characters: |Illyasviel von EinzbernMiyu EdelfeltChloe von EinzbernRin TohsakaLuviagelita EdelfeltMagical RubyMagical Sapphire

Secondary characters: Shirou EmiyaSella (Fate/kaleid)Leysritt (Fate/kaleid)Kiritsugu EmiyaIrisviel von EinzbernCaren HortensiaBazett Fraga McRemitzTanakaBeatrice FlowerchildAngelicaDarius AinsworthErika AinsworthShirou Emiya (Miyu's brother)Julian AinsworthKischur Zelretch SchweinorgLord El-Melloi IIMimi KatsuraTatsuko GakumazawaSuzuka KuriharaNanaki MoriyamaTaiga FujimuraShinji MatouSakura Matou

Fate/Koha-Ace Main characters: Sakura SaberKohakuAkihaDemon ArcherArtoriaRiderOryuuCaren KotomineLancerMajor MatouBerserkerAssassinCasterMajor ReiterFuhrerLancer
Other characters: SaberDevil SaberSun Wukong
Others Association DirectorGazamyGrail-kunKischur Zelretch SchweinorgMagical AmberMagical CarenMoby DickNagato TohsakaNeco-ArcPhantas-MoonRaiga FujimuraSaber LionTyphonList of characters by statistics
Fate/stay night Shirou EmiyaRin TohsakaIllyasviel von EinzbernShinji MatouSouichirou KuzukiCasterKirei KotomineZouken MatouSakura MatouAtram Galiast
Fate/hollow ataraxia Bazett Fraga McRemitzCaren HortensiaEdelfelt sistersMaster of AssassinEinzbern Master
Fate/Zero Kiritsugu EmiyaKirei KotomineTokiomi TohsakaRyuunosuke UryuuWaver VelvetKariya MatouKayneth El-Melloi ArchibaldSola-Ui Nuada-Re Sophia-Ri
Fate/Extra Hakuno KishinamiRin TohsakaRani VIIILeonardo B. HarweyRun RuDan BlackmoreShinji MatouAliceJulius B. HarweyMonji GatouTwice H. PiecemanJinako CarigiriKiara SessyoinMeltryllisBBKazuhito Sakagami
Fate/Apocrypha Kairi SisigouShirou KotomineRottweil BerzinskyJean RumPentel brothersFeend vor SembrenGordes Musik YggdmillenniaFiore Forvedge YggdmillenniaDarnic Prestone YggdmillenniaCelenike Icecolle YggdmillenniaRoche Frain YggdmillenniaCaules Forvedge YggdmillenniaCaster of BlackReika RikudouSagara HyoumaSieg
Fate/Prototype Ayaka SajyouMisaya ReiroukanManaka SajyouSancraid PhahnAro IsemiElza SaijoNigel SawardMisaya's fatherShizuri Isemi‎ • Seiji JingaTatsumi Kitano
Fate/Labyrinth Manaka SajyouNorma Goodfellow
Fate/strange fake PlayerTiné ChelcTsubaki KuruokaOrlando ReeveJester KartureFlat EscardosWolfAyaka SajyouSigmaFaldeus DiolandCashuraFrancescaDoris LusendraHaruriBazdilot Cordelion
Fate/Grand Order ProtagonistKirschtaria WodimeOphelia PhamrsoloneKadoc ZemlupusScandinavia PeperoncinoHinako AkutaBeryl GutDaybit Sem Void
Koha-Ace KohakuArtoriaMajor MatouCaren Kotomine
Fate/kaleid liner Class Card users: Illyasviel von EinzbernMiyu EdelfeltAngelicaBeatrice FlowerchildJulian AinsworthRin TohsakaLuviagelita EdelfeltShinji Matou
Classes SaberLancerArcherRiderCasterAssassinBerserker
RulerAvengerAlter EgoMoonCancerShielderBeastGrand Servant (Grand Caster) • SaverGunnerGatekeeperFunny VampFakerWatcherNon-classed Servants
Fate/stay night SaberLancerArcherRiderCasterAssassinBerserker
ArcherAssassin
Fate/hollow ataraxia AvengerSaberAssassin
Fate/Zero SaberLancerArcherRiderCasterAssassinBerserker
Fate/Extra Playable Servants: SaberArcherCasterGilgameshSaberCasterSaberRuler
Non-Playable Servants: SaberLancerLancerArcherRiderCasterAssassinBerserkerBerserkerSaverRider
Non-Playable CCC Servants: SaberLancerCasterLauncherBB
Alter Ego: PassionlipMeltryllisVioletKingproteaKazuradrop
Fate/Apocrypha Black Faction: Saber of Black (Sieg) • Lancer of BlackArcher of BlackRider of BlackCaster of BlackAssassin of BlackBerserker of Black
Red Faction: Saber of RedLancer of RedArcher of RedRider of RedCaster of RedAssassin of RedBerserker of Red
Others: RulerRuler
Discarded designs: DavidMusashibo BenkeiSaint GeorgeSakata Kintoki
Fate/Prototype SaberLancerArcherRiderCasterAssassinBerserker
SaberLancerArcherRiderCasterAssassinBerserkerBeast
Fate/strange fake SaberFalse LancerFalse ArcherFalse RiderFalse CasterFalse AssassinFalse Berserker
True ArcherTrue RiderTrue CasterTrue AssassinTrue BerserkerWatcher
Fate/Grand Order Saber: Artoria PendragonBedivereBenienmaAttila the HunDiarmuid Ua DuibhneFergus mac RóichGaius Julius CaesarGilles de RaisLancelotLe Chevalier d'EonMiyamoto MusashiMordredNeroNero BrideSaber AlterSaber LilyPrince of LanlingRamaSenji MuramasaShiki RyougiSiegfriedSigurdSuzuka GozenYagyū Munenori
Lancer: Artoria Pendragon (Alter)BradamanteBrynhildCaenisCú ChulainnCú Chulainn (Prototype)Diarmuid Ua DuibhneElizabeth BathoryEnkiduEreshkigalFionn mac CumhaillHectorHōzōin InshunJaguar ManKarnaLeonidasMedusaMusashibou BenkeiNezhaParvatiQin LiangyuRomulusScáthachValkyrie
Archer: ArashArjunaArtemisAtalantaBilly the KidCalamity JaneChild-GilChironChloe von EinzbernDavidEMIYAEMIYA AlterEuryaleFujino AsagamiGilgameshIshtarJames MoriartyNapoleonRobin HoodTawara TōtaTomoe GozenTristan
Rider: AchillesAlexanderArtoria Pendragon (Santa Alter)AstolfoBonny and ReadBoudicaChristopher ColumbusEdward TeachFrancis DrakeIvan the TerribleMarie AntoinetteMedbMedusaOzymandiasQuetzalcoatlRed HareSaint GeorgeSaint MarthaSakamoto RyōmaSakata KintokiUshiwakamaru
Caster: Anastasia Nikolaevna RomanovaAvicebronCharles BabbageCirceCú ChulainnGeronimoGilgameshGilles de RaisHans Christian AndersenHelena BlavatskyIllyasviel von EinzbernIrisviel von Einzbern (Dress of Heaven)Leonardo da VinciMedeaMedea LilyMephistophelesMerlinMurasaki ShikibuNitocrisNursery RhymeQueen of ShebaScáthach SkadiScheherazadeSiegSolomonTamamo-no-MaeThomas EdisonWilliam ShakespeareVon Hohenheim ParacelsusWolfgang Amadeus MozartXuanzang SanzangZhuge Liang (Lord El-Melloi II)
Berserker: AsteriosAtalanta AlterBeowulfCaligulaChachaCú Chulainn AlterDarius IIIEric BloodaxeFlorence NightingaleFrankenstein's MonsterHeraclesHijikata ToshizoIbaraki-doujiKiyohimeLancelotLu BuMinamoto no RaikouMr. HydeMysterious Heroine X AlterPenthesileaPaul BunyanSakata KintokiSpartacusTamamo CatVlad IIIXiang Yu
Assassin: CarmillaCharles-Henri SansonCleopatraConsort YuDr. JekyllEMIYA (Kiritsugu)Fūma KotarōHassan of the Cursed ArmHassan of the Hundred FacesHassan of SerenityJack the RipperJing KeKatō DanzōKing HassanMata HariMochizuki ChiyomeMysterious Heroine XOkada IzōOsakabehimePhantom of the OperaSasaki KojirouSemiramisShiki RyougiShuten-doujiSthenoWu ZetianYan Qing
Ruler: Amakusa Shirou TokisadaJeanne d'ArcJeanne AlterSherlock HolmesQin Shi Huang
Avenger: Amakusa Shirou TokisadaAngra MainyuAntonio SalieriBlack IriEdmond DantèsGorgonHessian LoboJeanne Alter
Alter Ego: Ashiya DōmanKiara SessyoinMecha Eli-chanMecha Eli-chan MkIIMeltryllisOkita AlterPassionlipSitonai
MoonCancer: BB
Foreigner: Abigail WilliamsKatsuhika Hokusai
Beast: GoetiaTiamatKiara Sessyoin
Fate/kaleid liner Fifth Holy Grail War Class Cards: Archer (Gilgamesh) • Assassin (AssassinAssassin) • SaberLancerArcherRiderCasterBerserker
Unknown Holy Grail War Class Cards: AssassinBerserkerBerserker
Koha-Ace Sakura SaberMusashiLancerDemon ArcherDevil SaberRiderCasterAssassinBerserkerSun WukongLancer
Others Saber LionFakerOthersServants of Fate/Grand Order x Himuro's World
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