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Fate/Stay Night is a 2004 visual novel by TYPE-MOON and written by Kinoko Nasu, in which modern-day mages summon heroic spirits from the past to do battle in order to win the holy grail. It has since been adapted into a number of manga and anime series.

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What is the song in UBW when Shirou uses Reality Marble on Gilgamesh?

There is a song in Unlimited Blade Works after Shirou uses Reality Marble on Gilgamesh. The song starts at 1:55 on this YouTube video. What is this song?
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Who is the person that Rin saw doing high jump?

On one of the last episodes, Rin is revealed to have a memory of a boy who looks like Shiro practicing high jump over and over while she watched. However, in the final episode, she asks Shiro if he ...
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Does handwritten speech indicate anything?

I'm reading the manga for Fate Stay Night, and there's a part on page 15 of chapter 1 where the speech bubbles are handwritten and rather than in the normal manga font. As you can see, this is only ...
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Do Servants retain memories of their past Masters?

I have recently started watching the Fate series but I watched it in the order of Fate/Zero then Fate/Stay. But, thats's not the thing that concerns me. While I was watching Fate/stay, this question ...
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Did anyone find and remove Kiritsugu's explosives?

In this answer, I pointed out how Kiritsugu planned to use dynamite and the ley-lines to stop the Holy Grail War from occurring again. However, the plan failed because there was an excess amount of ...
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What is Kotomine Kirei's new raison d'être?

In the last episode of Fate/Zero when Gilgamesh asks Kirei that is he satisfied, Kirei makes a remark that although he was handed the solution to his problem he will keep searching. Kirei then adds ...
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Does Fate/Strange Fake take place in the same timeline as any of the Fate/Stay Night routes?

One of the hardest things to wrap my head around in the Nasuverse has been what events belong to what timeline, this is just one example of that. It seems like F/SF isn't contradicted by anything ...
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Which episode is this where Saber dress in white and bounded?

In Unlimited Blade Works, which episode was Saber bounded up and was in a white dress being raped by Caster?
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How does Saber's summoning to the Fifth Grail War work?

In the Fate series (I've only ever watched Fate/stay night anime, never played the game), I understand that servants are essentially just a reflection of their former self. But in the case of ...
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Can defeated Servants be summoned again?

Let's say Bob for some reason takes part in the 6th holy grail war. He then posseses the weird snake relic from Gilgamesh and attempts to summon him? Does this work? Or does it fail because Gilgamesh ...
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What is the complete story of King Artoria in Fate?

The story of King Artoria differs from the real world story of King Arthur, although even the latter have a lot of variations. In the Fate series, there are bits and pieces of Artoria's life being ...
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Why did Gilgamesh remain in the human world?

I actually didn't understand why did Gilgamesh remain in the human world. What I understand is that he touched the Grail that's why he remains.
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Why doesn't Archer seem to have feelings for Rin?

So I just watched Fate/Stay Night Unlimited Blade Works for the first time. In the anime, Shirou mentions multiple times, that he loves Rin or that he has strong emotions for her at least. So why ...
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UBW episode 25 true ending: Why is Rin sad whenever the sun sets/rises?

In UBW episode 25 whenever the sun rises/sets Rin looks at it with a sad and lost in thought expression. Why does that happen?
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Is there only a single Throne of Heroes in the entire Type-Moon multiverse?

Is it ever specified that whether each alternate timeline has a ToH of its own, or there is only a single ToH in the entire Type-Moon multiverse?
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Why is Rin's butler Emiya Shirou in UBW true ending?

In the UBW true ending it is stated (in the anime) that Shirou is Rin's butler. I assume they took it from Fate Hollow Ataraxia (the butler part). Why is that? Does Rin enjoy making Shirou be and ...
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Does Rin's Eclipse scene “Beginners” in Fate/hollow ataraxia follow the UBW route?

Is Rin's Eclipse (H-)scene (Beginners) in Fate/hollow ataraxia canon? I'd like to know if it follows Rin's true ending. Just to make it clear, I'm not asking if FHA follows UBW, I'm asking if that H-...
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Why doesn't Rin save Saber in episode 24 of Unlimited Blade Works?

In the anime Unlimited Blade Works OVA, Rin rescues Saber before she disappears. Why doesn't she do the same in the main anime (episode 24)? In that anime episode, she doesn't do or say anything to ...
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What did Archer learn first, The Sword or Archery?

The Archer from the Fate:SN series is both a great archer and a great sword/knife user. Since he's Archer, you would think that he was an archer first. However, I have been told that apparently, ...
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Can we infer how the Fifth Holy Grail War would have ended had Gilgamesh not intervened?

In the Unlimited Blade Works scenario, Gilgamesh intervenes in the Fifth Holy Grail War, kills Berserker, and seizes Ilya. If he had not gotten involved, can we guess based on knowledge from other ...
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Are these two people with the same given name the same person?

Are Emiya Shirou and Kotomine Shirou the same person? He looks like Archer/Emiya. If so, how did he become Kotomine and get a job as Holy Grail War Mediator?
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How does Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma connect to the Fate universe?

I want to know how this anime is connected to the Fate universe. I see Rin in a few trailers of the show. Also is it up to expectations with Fate/Stay Night and Fate/Zero?
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In Sparks Liner High, could Avalon have saved Shirou?

In the Sparks Liner High ending of Heaven's Feel,
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Is the person who appeared at the very end of Fate/Stay Night UBW (desert scene) Archer or Shirou?

Right after Archer ended his monologue, he fades away. Then we see Shirou (or Archer) walking in a desert. I wouldn't have any doubts concerning this scene whether it's Shirou or Archer (it would've ...
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Fate/Zero and Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works - prequel vs sequel vs something else?

This may not be the appropriate place to ask this, but since you guys are the most intimately familiar with the anime, I thought I'd ask here. I'm designing an anime database for a personal project (...
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Why did Saber possess Excalibur as Heroic Spirit but not Avalon?

When Saber died, she should have lost both Excalibur and Avalon. The Einzbern are able to locate the latter in the present time, which they used as catalyst to summon her. Why is it that Saber still ...
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The divergence points for each of the routes?

Each of three routes has a different series of events and endings. I’ve read that the first few days are the same but then they all diverge. What causes them to diverge exactly? For example, why is ...
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Is there a single member of the Einzbern family who is a human being?

From the information I could find, nearly all known members of the Einzbern family are (female) homunculi (Justeaze, Irisviel, Illyasviel and all the maids), the only exception being Jubstacheit, who ...
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In which episode of the F/SN Unlimited Blade Works anime do we see Illya's body Command Seals?

I'm looking for a scene like this? What episode, and extra credit for timings as well. Thanks.
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Difference between Fate/Stay Night and Fate/Stay Night UBW?

I'm quite confused and I'd like to know what's the difference between Fate/Stay Night and Fate/Stay Night Unlimited Blade Works?
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What did the past winners of the Holy Grail Wars wish for?

It is implied that there were five wars in total, and it's likely that their winners would each have wished for something epic, like immortality or godlike powers, but throughout Fate/Zero and Fate/...
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Why did they separate Fate/Zero and Fate/Stay Night UBW into two season

Usually anime will be completed in a single season while second season is a sequel or prequel. But Fate/Stay Night UBW and Fate/Zero aired the first 12 episodes on first season and continued the next ...
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What caused the difference between the good and true endings of Unlimited Blade Works?

In what is presumably the "good ending" of the Unlimited Blade Works route, Saber stays after the Grail is destroyed, because Rin has turned her into a familiar. (I also got the sense that Shiro was ...
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What happens if there is no relic in a summoning?

In Unlimited Blade Works, we eventually learn that Archer was summoned as Rin had a relic associated with him (i.e. the pendant Shiro keeps). In the recent anime adaptation, there is also some ...
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Did Saber ever learn Eastern fencing styles before meeting Shiro?

I don't play Fate/Stay Night visual novel, but I'm quite a fan of the anime series, mainly because of its historic sense — with those people from the legends and all. However, I've spotted a flaw — ...
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Just who knew Arturia was female when she was King?

Originally, I thought Merlin, Lancelot, Guinevere, Morgan le Fay and Mordred were the only people who knew Arturia was female when she was king. While reading up on Kay's profile on the Wikia, I ...
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How come Archer was still around?

In UBW, Gilgamesh kills Archer. How come he's still around at the ending when he helps Shirou?
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Why did the Grail try to grab Gilgamesh instead of Shinji?

In UBW, when Rin removes Shinji from the Grail, the Grail attempts to take him back (with little hands). Then it grows a massive hand, but instead of going for Shinji, it goes for Gilgamesh to replace ...
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Why could Shirou use Rho Aias?

In the UBW final battle, how come Shirou could use Rho Aias? Archer mentioned it was from the Trojan War (probably learned it while working as a counter force), but Shirou hadn't seen Rho Aias yet (...
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Who is the guy that Shirou passes in the Clock Tower that he mentions he recognizes?

In the Epilogue episode of UBW, who is the guy that Shirou passes in the Clock Tower that he mentions he recognizes? Is his appearance significant in anyway? Like Luvia's or Waver's appearance (as El-...
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How did Waver appear in Iskandar's reality marble?

In the final episode of Ufotable's adaptation of Fate/Stay Night, we were shown a glimpse of what Waver looks like years after the events of Fate/Zero: In Fate/Zero, we are shown that Iskandar's ...
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In what order were the Servants summoned for the 5th Holy Grail War?

I know that Assassin was summoned after Caster, and in most cases, Saber is the last Servant to be summoned. (The exception is in Heaven's Feel if you count True Assassin's appearance as a separate ...
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Why does Kirei want Rin's heart?

In episode 20 of UBW (or episode 8, UBW 2nd season), Kirei announced that he would take Rin's heart. I suppose that he wanted to use it as some sort of vessel for the grail. But what about Illya's ...
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Why did the clocks move one hour backwards when Rin summoned Archer?

At the beginning of Ufotable's UBW adaptation, on the day Rin was going to summon Archer, the clocks happened to have moved backwards by one hour. She considered that it may have been her father's ...
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What is Archer's background in Unlimited Blade Works?

I've only seen Ufotable's adaptation of UBW (and the movie too but that was long ago). It's still not very clear to me what's up with Archer: He's Shirou from the future. Does he not remember the ...
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Do the class cards physically exist in the main Fate universe?

In the Prisma Illya universe, the class cards (cf. below) are physically real magical items. But what about in the "main" Fate universe, where Fate/stay night is set? Do the class cards physically ...
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Why did Shiro have Rin's pendant, if Rin's pendant was returned to her by Archer?

In the prologue to Unlimited Blade Works, we see Rin drop her pendant after saving Shiro's life. She doesn't bother picking it up, and later, Archer returns it to her. However, in the first "main" ...
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Were the Heroic Spirits that powerful in their lives?

Were the Heroic Spirits that powerful in their lives? Consider: Some heroes had "reasonable" powers: Fate Zero's Caster has a spellbook that granted him massive amounts of mana. Fate Zero's Lancer ...
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Why did Lancer prepare his Noble Phantasm during his first fight with Archer?

In Ufotable's adaptation of Unlimited Blade Works, when Lancer fights Archer for the first time (episode 0), near the end of the battle Lancer begins charging his Gae Bolg, but is later distracted by ...
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Who is the main character in Fate/stay night Unlimited Blade Works?

I just want to know who is the main character in Fate/stay night Unlimited Blade Works, in the sense that every season has a different main character.