Questions tagged [fate-stay-night]

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 viewing order of Fate-related works?

I've watched just the 2006 Fate/Stay Night anime series. I know there are other series in the franchise (Fate/Zero, Fate/kaleid Liner Prisma Ilya), as well as the Unlimited Blade Works movie, and the ...
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Do Emiya Shirou and Arturia ever meet again after Fate/stay night?

Do Emiya Shirou and Arturia ever meet again after Fate/stay night, spoiler next Thanks!
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Regarding Shirou and Kiritsugu's attempt to destroy the grail

So, I just finished Fate/Zero, and since Fate/stay night happened, clearly Kiritsugu was unable to destroy the grail to end the cycle (as I understand his intentions to be). However, it seems like ...
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Who exactly is Archer from the Unlimited Blade Works movie?

Although I have not watched the Fate/Zero TV series, I have watched the Fate/stay night series and the Fate/Stay Night - Unlimited Blade Works movie. At the end of the movie I found out that:
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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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Why is King Arthur female? Why is Iskander tall?

I've watched both the Fate/Zero and Fate/Stay Night anime (including the Unlimited Blade Works movie), but none of the visual novels, so no spoilers from that unless they are light spoilers. One thing ...
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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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Why is Saber wearing a white wedding dress and why was she posed like that?

In the 2014 Fate Stay Night anime, Saber was under the control of Caster and was posed like this: Was there any actual reason for this or was it merely fanservice? How was this explained in the ...
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Are all of the Holy Grail War servants based on real heroes?

Saber's character in Fate/stay night and Fate/zero is based on the real-life hero King Arthur. Are the other Holy Grail War servants also based on real-life heroes? And if they are, who are those ...
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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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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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What happened to Sakura?

In the Visual Novel of Fate Stay Night, both Fate and Unlimited Blade Works routes share the same start with Sakura making breakfast for Shirou and Shirou seeing her in the Archery Club. If ...
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What do we know about Shirou's biological ancestors? (not Kiritsugu)

What do we know about Shirou's biological parents/grandparents/etc.? Do we even know anything at all? This is relevant to e.g. understanding why Shirou can perform magecraft despite presumably ...
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What is a Grail vessel?

In Fate/Zero, Irisviel was created to be the Grail vessel. In Fate UBW, I think Illya was one as well. (I think it's also the case in Fate/stay night in general, but I'm not sure). What is a Grail ...
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What are Archer's twin swords based off of?

The Archer-class servant, summoned by Rin, in the 5th Fuyuki Grail Wars wields a pair of swords named Kanshou and Bakuya in close-combat. Are these swords (especially their Overedge version, on the ...
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Is it possible for one Master to have multiple Servants?

I'm reading the Fate/Stay Night visual novel. Early on, in the Kotomine Church, you can reach a bad ending by choosing to have Shirou give up his Command Spells and withdraw from the Holy Grail War as ...
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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 do red Saber and blue Saber look so alike?

On the surface, red Saber (from Fate/Extra) and blue Saber (from Fate/Stay Night) look almost identical. Was it ever explained why they look so similar? What noticeable differences do the two have,...
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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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Can Shiki kill servants?

My question is related to the Nasuverse in general. I was wondering if Shiki is able to kill Servants using his Chokushi no Magan.
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How does the Grail choose the participants?

How does the Grail choose the participants? We know that the Grail tries to pick people who have some sort of strong desire (when Kotomine asks Tohsaka at the beginning of Fate/Zero). Do you need to ...
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What did Kiritsugu do when he left Fuyuki?

During Shirou's recollection of Kiritsugu at the start of Fate/Stay Night (Visual Novel, after Rin's Prologue) Shirou says that Kiritsugu went overseas and sometimes didn't return for months. What ...
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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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Why did the Einzberns make Illya a master?

In both Stay/Night and UBW, Illya is a Grail vessel. ... and she's also a master. Why did the Einzbern make her a master? If she wins the war, she will become the Lesser Grail because she is the ...