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If you ask five people this question, you'll get six answers. There are conflicting opinions on this, and I'll try to outline the major options available in this answer. But first, a tl;dr tl;dr If you only want to watch anime: Watch Ufotable's version of Unlimited Blade Works (prologue, first half, second half) Wait for Ufotable's version of Heaven's Feel ...


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Fate/Zero is the prequel to Fate/Stay Night, taking place 10 years before the latter. It originally consisted of 4 light novels written by Gen Urobuchi with the story set by Kinoko Nasu, who wrote the original visual novel. The former revolves around Kiritsugu Emiya and his involvement in the 4th Holy Grail War. The latter revolves around Emiya Shirou and ...


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In my opinion (as senshin said, 5 people, 6 answer), if you are looking at the series from production release order, I'd do the following. 1) Fate/Stay Night Visual Novel All works on Fate/Stay Night are adapted from this as The anime mainly follows the Fate Route Caster's Antagonist Role later in the anime is adapted from Unlimited Blade Works. (In Fate,...


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I have decided to edit this question to remove the huge quote text from the Wikia and sum it up in my own words. you can read up on the original from of this answer here Artoria (or Arturia as the common mis-translation) was born during the war-torn Dark Ages after Britannia lost it's protection from the Roman Empire. During this time Uther Pendragon was ...


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From the author Kinoko Nasu himself: The Holy Grail War is unknown to the general population, but to what extent is it hidden from normal people? Are the Church people (supervisors) manipulating the media and police (or even the governmental level) to cover it up? A: The Church manipulates information, while the Magic Association handles the media. Also, ...


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The Saber class has the highest overall base parameters of any other servant class. It is part of the original three Knight classes. The other two being Archer and Lancer. The three Knight classes were intended to be used by the Three Families, Tohsaka, Einzbern, and Makiri. The four Calvary classes came later as they needed seven Servants. Basic parameter-...


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A Servant that has been summoned and then returned to the Throne of Heroes will not remember their first summoning during any subsequent summonings. Under normal circumstances, each time a Servant is summoned, it is actually a copy of the Servant derived from the Throne of Heroes that manifests into the world, and changes to that copy do not affect the ...


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There are plenty of them actually. They're known as Saberface or like MHX said, Arturia Species. from Chibichuki!, Saber 4~8. Left to right: Saber Lion, Saber Lily, Saber, Red Saber, Sakura Saber, Saber of Red, Saber Alter, Master Arturia. Among them there are only seven of Arturia in Nasuverse. They are Saber, Saber Alter, Saber Lily, Lancer, Lancer ...


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from bit and pieces of my answer here Merlin's prophecy never stated that the King had to be a boy Merlin, an Human/Incubus Hyrbid and a powerful Magus, had prophesied that their next child would be Uther's successor as king and Uther believed this. However when Arturia was born Uther despaired as she was born a girl, not a boy. in those times a King ...


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In short, we don't know who they are, although there is some evidence on who the black-haired adjutant might be. The Seven Warriors Ionioi Hetairoi means "The Companions of Ionia", so I would expect some, if not all, of these important-looking soldiers to be Alexander's bodyguards, which consisted of seven men, drawn from the Macedonian nobility, who ...


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Yes, these are from what I can tell, all servants from Grand/Order. The Sakura you're talking about in the first image is actually BB, she's just wearing her nurse dress after her Noble Phantasm animation. In order from left to right, top to bottom, these would be: BB Sakata Kintoki Medusa Osakabe-hime Henry Jekyll This one's hard to tell. Could be ...


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What Kirei Kotomine is talking about is allowing Angra Mainyu to be born. first off, Kirei Kotomine feels nothing out of life and it has been like this since birth. he even tried to start a family to gain a true sense of self but even after fathering Caren Hortensia he remains unchanged. to quote is Personality on the wikia Unknown to all those around him, ...


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I'll post this to help anyone like myself who can't get their hands on the visual novel. As said in another answers, it's best to start with Fate/stay night. The new version that comes out is based on the Unlimited Blade Works route of the visual novel. As such, I recommend this viewing order. Fate/stay night (2006) Fate/Zero Fate/stay night: Unlimited ...


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do you think there are backups in the throne of heroes? There is...so to speak. All Servants summoned from the Throne of Heros are actually copies of the originals. Even the Holy Grail lacks the power to summon a true Heroic Spirit, so the process is facilitated by summoning them into one of seven vessels prepared beforehand. The Greater Grail makes a ...


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In actual legends, Achilles is known for giving away relics (e.g. For Patroclus to impersonate him, lending him his chariot and armor), and Astolfo is known for receiving them in his legend (which is why he has so many different Noble Phantasms, which he collected through his adventures). These circumstances allow the two to transfer and recieve other Noble ...


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This will only be a partial answer addressing some of the major characters, because there's too many characters in the Fate universe for me to be bothered tracking all of them down. Broadly, though, with the exception of male characters like Shirou and Kiritsugu who are played by women when children and by men when adults, I know of only one case in which ...


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I would argue that the old man with a turban is actually the Indian king Poros, not Parmenion. For three reasons: 1) The obvious Indian appearance of the character 2) Parmenion was executed by Alexander, because his son Philotas plotted against him. 3) Poros was also an old man, and swore loyalty to Alexander after the battle of the Hydaspes. He served him ...


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From the afterword of the first volume: I suspect many Fate fans are wondering, "This is set after the original Fate, but which route's future is it?" I hate to say this, but, "It's a fake, so it follows a mystery route." I'll leave the rest to your imaginations. In the extra chapter, the two "Observers" leaf through a lot of pages. You can assume ...


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How Summoning normally works is that a clone of a Servant is made from the Throne of Heroes and this Clone, and their memories/experience/changes in nature (ie. corruption) are discarded so the original remains the same. with Arturia's case she made her contract with the World before she died to obtain the Holy Grail in exchange to becoming a Heroic Spirit ...


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all the Alter characters are, as you say, alternate versions of their originals with some having alternate legends. however the idea of Alter extends from a canon character which is Saber-Alter from Fate/Stay Night who makes her appearance in the Heave's Feel Route after Outside Fate/Stay Night Alter Saber acts as an "alternate form" of Saber which comes ...


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Yes, one: the only Holy Grail War in the world of Fate/Grand Order, whose victor was the founder of Chaldea and its first director Marisbilly Animusphere with his Caster Servant, As for what he wished for, it's not clear but Servant Sherlock Holmes (yes really) speculates in the Camelot chapter of the game that it was a wish for Chaldea, the work of his ...


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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? yes, in the Visual Novel close to the end however she probably need to submit to Angra Mainyu as and up to then she didn't even want to fight in the war however this is only the case ...


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so I need to know the original trigger that led to the end of the first one As indicated on the wikia under World > History > Age of Gods the transition of the Age of Gods (genesis) to the Age of Man (0AD) came in 3 phases Deterioration the Umbral Star passed by Earth allowing Sefar to invade in 12,000 BC, killing most sentient life, a large number of ...


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The in-universe explanation for this is that these characters WERE female in history, it's just that the legends that became their legacy portrayed them as male. In the case of Saber she was seen as a young boy whose ageing was halted when 'he' pulled the sword from the stone. (Her full story is up on the F/SN wiki, some parts of it are pretty ridiculous ...


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Fate/Prototype is the original story created by Kinoko Nasu which would later after many changes be published as Fate/stay night. It can be considered as an alternate universe to the world of Fate/stay night, in a similar way to the other Fate spinoffs like Fate/Apocrypha and Fate/Extra. Based around the Second Tokyo Holy Grail War, it is the original ...


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The final disc release of the Carnival Phantasm included the Fate/Prototype OVA, which is an extra (i.e. not directly related to Carnaval Phantasm) short animation that tastes/showcases off story bits and designs for the original concept of the Fate/stay night series.


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Quite simply the Servant will demand their wish to be granted Although too powerful to be controlled by humans, they are bound by three Command Spells, representing the Masters' "right to rule" over them, with obedience towards the Command Spells being the "absolute condition required for materialization." Due to the prospect of having a wish granted by ...


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If I remember correctly, in the Fate/Zero and Fate/Stay Night universes, Avenger Angra Mainyu was summoned by the Einzbern in the third Holy Grail War instead of a Berserker. This would imply that it is technically possible to summon an Extra Class Servant during a standard Holy Grail War following the Fuyuki formula.


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This is my speculation, but I would argue that all other heroic spirits, while strong in one area, have weaknesses that are easy to exploit. And mostly, their specialities are situational and often difficult to use effectively. Saber on the other hand is generalist, while it doesn't have any special attributes, it also doesn't have any glaring weakness. ...


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The only other time I can recall all three meeting would be the end of Carnival Phantasm, which is entirely non-canonical, but featured every Nasuverse character showing up for the after party.


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