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Fate/zero is a light novel by Gen Urobuchi, adapted into manga and anime. It is a prequel to visual novel "Fate/stay night", covering the events of the fourth Holy Grail War. For the parent series, see [fate-stay-night].

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Why did Emiya Kiritsugu refuse the Holy Grail in Fate/Zero?

As we know, in the end of the Fate/Zero, Emiya Kiritsugu refused the Holy Grail, but why? I remember that the Holy Grail can make any dream come true, but the way is needed. And Kiritsugu's way to ...
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Did Saber Know What Happened to Irisviel?

I remember that Kirei killed Irisviel near the end of Fate Zero. However, did Saber know about this?
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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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What happened at the end of Fate/Zero? What was the wish?

The grail is supposed to grant a wish, even in its incomplete form or not enough sacrifices. Kiritsugu Emiya decided to save the world instead of resurrecting his wife and daughter, so why didn't it ...
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Why have Fate/Zero and Fate/Apocrypha light novels not been officially translated to English?

I've just started reading fan translations of Fate/Zero and Fate/Apocrypha light novels, but it made me wonder, why have they not been officially translated to English? I don't know a great deal ...
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Corrupted Grail Fragments inside Sakura, and Illya's heart

Do the corrupted Grail fragments that Zokuen synthesised with his worms which were later placed in Sakura have a direct connection with Angra Mainyu inside the Grail? I know the fragments are the ...
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What language used by Kajiura Yuki in Puella Magi Madoka Magica and Fate/Zero OST lyric?

For example, "Sis Puella Magica!" from Madoka OST. The title itself is Latin but when I read the lyric, it's not! Here's the first part of the song samia dostia ari aditida tori adito madora estia ...
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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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Who are these soldiers from Rider's Ionioi Hetairoi?

In Fate/Zero, there are some soldiers from Rider's Ionioi Hetairoi that look somewhat important. All of them are heroes so they probably a named hero as well. Who are they? Do they have any name?
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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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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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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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What is the reference Iri is making when she says DDD?

In Episode 1, Iri and Student 0 have the following conversation: Student 0: There's no future to it (the War) at all. Why only one team, Instructor? I think everyone should just share it (the Grail). ...
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Where was it revealed that Jubstacheit is an A.I?

So I read this question, where it says: the only exception being Jubstacheit, who is supposed to be an A.I. controlling an array of humanoid golem bodies. I've never read this before, so I looked ...
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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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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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What movie could Trimmau have watched?

in Trimmau's Wikia Page it says she's developed a fault where she rampages around occasionally thinking that she is a "killer robot from the future" due to the movie she watched in development. I ...
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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 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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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 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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Is there any significance to Risei's line?

In episode 16 of Fate/Zero, we see Kayneth go to the church in a wheelchair to plead for a command seal. Risei Kotomine relents, and when transferring one of the command seals onto Kayneth's hand, we ...
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In what order were the Servants summoned for the 4th Holy Grail War?

Similar to this question, but focusing only on the Servants of the 4th Holy Grail War featured in Fate/Zero. Likewise, it would be also be good to list when the Servants were summoned if possible, ...
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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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Are the similarities between Homura Akemi and Kiritsugu Emiya intentional?

Puella Magi Madoka Magica's Homura Akemi and Fate/Zero's Kiritsugu Emiya were both written by Gen Urobuchi, although Kiritsugu was created by Type Moon's Kinoko Nasu. There are numerous similarities ...
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Did Sola-Ui truly love Lancer?

Sola-Ui Nuada-Re Sophia-Ri, despite being Kayneth El-Melloi Archibald's fiancée, is shown not to particular like him, criticizing him about his strategy for not facing the other Masters face to face ...
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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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What were the Einzberns planning to do once Kiritsugu won the war?

The Einzberns hire Kiritsugu. Some random mage hunter guy. As far as I'm concerned, the Einzberns pretend to use the Grail to restore the Third Magic thing. But, if Kiritsugu uses the Grail for his ...
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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 do servants expect will happen at the end of the Holy Grail war?

I've begun rewatching Fate, and there is something unclear to me about the Servant's behavior during the war: Does the Holy Grail grant only one wish? Because if that is the case, what goes through a ...
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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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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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What is this Geis from?

On the Type-Moon Wikia entry for Geis it says this: Contract used by Kiritsugu Emiya Binding magecraft: Target – Kiritsugu Emiya The Crests of the Emiya family hereby command: Provided that ...
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What spelling is Caster using to refer to Joan?

In the Aniplex English dub, when Caster mistakenly refers to Saber as Joan, he adds his French accent to the pronunciation of her name. Now the wikia for Joan mentions 2 ways of spelling her name, ...
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Why is Rider wearing Pants?

When Risei Kotomine issues the temporary suspension of the Holy Grail War in order to hunt down and destroy Caster, Waver makes a deal with Rider, that if he destroys Caster, he will buy him a pair of ...
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How did Caster find Saber?

In Fate/Zero, it seems Caster was able to find Saber far too easily. I can understand how he found her during her and Lancer's fight, as Lancer had "sent an invitation" to all servants and Masters. ...
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What happened to Rin's Mana Compass?

In Fate/Zero, Rin is given a Mana Compass by her father which she uses in her search for Kotone. I've only seen up to episode 10 but I know she'll appear in a later episode where she will receive the ...
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What is canon in terms of Kotone's fate?

in Fate Zero, Episode 10 - Rin's Adventure shows how she was forced to move out of Fuyuki with her mother by her father in preparation for the 4th Holy Grail War, but runs away from home when her ...
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Who are the three Homunculi that are with Irisviel and Saber?

In Fate/Zero, when Irisviel and Saber arrive in Fuyuki in episode 3 they are accompanied by three Homunculi maids. One of the three had slightly curvy hair coming from her hood which makes be think ...
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Excalibur and Calibur in fate stay night, which one is King Arthur using in history? [closed]

So in fate stay night Saber her Noble Phantom is called "Excalibur" which is the same name as her sword. But when Shiro trace the Excalibur, it turns out that is the one that Saber lost forever. So ...
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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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Who are the "black" and "white" characters?

In a TYPE-MOON Ace 7 - 10 year Anniversary interview, Nasu Kinoko, Takeuchi Takashi, Urobuchi Gen were asked a number of questions. while i was looking up for any interview about Alexander's name ...
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Why is Rider called "Iskander" instead of "Alexander"?

The true identity of Rider in Fate/Zero is Alexander the Great, the famed conqueror and King of Macedonia. Since Alexander conquered so many countries, his name has been adapted to many different ...
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Did Kirei know about Kiritsugu's Origin Bullet, or was he just lucky?

In Kirei and Kiritsugu's final fight, Kirei uses Command Spells as his Mana source. That rendered Kiritsugu's Origin Bullet ineffective. Was that on purpose? That is, did Kirei know about Kiritsugu'...
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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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