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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Why do Saber and Rin sound disappointed when they see inside Shiro's shed?

In the anime (and also in the visual novel when you make the correct choice), Shiro walks out and overhears Rin and Saber talking. They sound disappointed (maybe even angry) about a discovery they ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What was Tohsaka doing watching the dojo lately?

It was mentioned in episode 1 of Ufotable's Fate/Unlimited Blade Works that Tohsaka used to go to the archery dojo to watch someone. Was she secretely watching Shirou because she had a crush on him (...
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In Unlimited Blade Works, why did Caster try to kill Shirou when she hadn't retrieved his Command Seals yet?

I've been watching the UBW series. When Caster abducts Shirou to take his Command Seals so she can use Saber against Berserker, Archer comes in and saves him - then fights Caster. At some point ...
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Are Archer's twin blades a bootstrap paradox?

According to this, Archer's weapon is based from a real weapon. In the Holy Grail War, Shiro Emiya saw the servant Archer use those weapons. Then he traced them and used them himself. In the future, ...
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In Fate, why do some male historical figures get turned into females, but not vice versa? [duplicate]

DISCLAIMER: My only knowledge about fate is the Fate/Zero and Unlimited Blade Works anime adaptations, as well as the Fate/Extella video game. This is something I'm genuinely curious about. The Fate ...
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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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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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In Sparks Liner High, could Avalon have saved Shirou?

In the Sparks Liner High ending of Heaven's Feel,
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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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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 was Archer? [duplicate]

Who was Rin's servant Archer in Fate Stay Night? In the anime, it shows no reference to who he is or how he became a heroic spirit. But in the Manga, it only shows how he became a heroic spirit. ...
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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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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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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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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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Where was Shinji Matou during Fate/Zero?

In Fate/Zero, we see that the Matou don't really have a proper candidate to participate in the war. So Zouken adopted Sakura. Then Kariya comes up and participates. In exchange for winning the grail, ...
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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 ...
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Where does Little Red Riding Hood appear?

I was looking over the TYPE-MOON Wikia for new images and saw one which made me think of Assassin of Black in Fate/Apocrypha. However, under "Appears on these pages", it was listed to be in the List ...
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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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Does Shirou ever learn about Illyasviel being Kiritsugu's daughter?

Does it ever get explored in any of the materials? Does he ever find out? It seems like she knows about him.
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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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What's the name of the background music which starts at 37:31 in episode 1 of Fate/stay night UBW (2014)?

In episode 1, the music starts at around 37:31 or so according to my timestamps, during the fight between Shirou and Lancer inside the main house, right after Shirou blocks the lance and gets cut, and ...
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How is Sakura's and Shinji's relationship different in Realta Nua?

On the Beast's Lair forum post about the Fate/Stay Night Realta Nua PC English Patch, there is this item in the FAQ: Q: I want to view the original 2004 version of the relationship between Sakura ...
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Which Master was spying on Rin?

In Fate/Stay Night, in the 2nd Day of the Prologue, Rin takes Archer to the Fuyuki Park where the 4th Holy Grail War ended. While they are there, Rin's Command Spell acts up and because Archer can't ...
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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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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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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.
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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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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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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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How long was Saber waiting for Shirou after she died?

Regarding the question that was asked before: Do Emiya Shirou and Arturia ever meet again after Fate/stay night? In the Visual Novel of Fate Stay/Night Realta Nua once you have seen all 5 endings a ...
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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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Are Servants also given knowledge of future heroes?

When a Servant is summoned by the Holy Grail, they are gifted with the knowledge of the modern world so they can easily adjust. When it comes to determining the strengths and weaknesses of an enemy ...
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What was the Chant Emiya Shirou used to Enter the Reality Marble World?

In Fate/Stay night: Unlimited Blade Works 2nd Season Episode 12, What was the original Chant Shirou used to enter the Reality Marble World? I think there were some normal dialogues between his ...
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What kind of sword did Assassin use?

I'm on episode 7 of Fate/Stay Night Unlimited Blade Works, where Assassin has shown up. From what I have read, his sword is a long katana, but it doesn't have a tsuba (hand guard). As far as I know ...
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Is Nasu a woman?

Is Nasu a woman? /a/ and 2ch often say that Nasu is a girl; there's also Fate/prototype that resembles an otome game, and also the fact that Nasu's pic is never shown at all.
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Why does Kiritsugu refer to himself as a “mahoutsukai” at the very beginning of F/SN?

The very first scene of the F/SN visual novel (even before the prologue from Rin's perspective) has Shirou experiencing the fire that occurred at the end of the Fourth Grail War, blacking out, and ...
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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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Why was the Fifth Holy Grail War so early?

I'm watching Fate/Zero, and it talks about how the Holy Grail Wars are supposed to be every 60 years. However, it's set in the 1990s, and the Fifth Holy Grail War takes place in the 2000s. Why were ...
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In “Unlimited Blade Works”, why did the servants choose to fade away rather than staying in the real world?

In the ending of Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works, Saber and Archer chose to fade away rather than staying in the real world with Rin and Shirou. This is one of the most confusing things for me ...
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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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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 ...