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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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Yes they do. In the Visual Novel of Fate Stay/Night Realta Nua, once you have seen all five endings, a new ending appears accessible from the title screen called -Last Episode-. This is in two parts: a monologue of the Fate Route and a second part where Arturia is hearing from Merlin about a miracle achievable by two people, one who "wait endlessly" and one ...


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The reasons are twofold. The original visual novel, which is what the anime was based on, was an eroge. Naturally, scenes like these would appear. This scene came straight from the visual novel with minor differences. The second reason has to do with Caster's identity. Without spoiling, the scene was not mere fanservice. Rather, it has to do with Caster's ...


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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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The vessel to the Holy Grail, known as the Lesser Grail, is used to summon the Greater Grail, which resides in the cavern underneath Ryuudou Temple. It is the Greater Grail, which allows a magus to access the Root or re-obtain the Third Magic, so it stands to reason that it is also meant to grant the promised wish to Masters and Servants. Up until the end of ...


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The explanation is kind of dumb. The day before Rin summoned Archer, she was rummaging through her father's effects in hopes of finding stuff that would be useful for the summoning. One of the things she found was the box containing the pendant (and, at least per the depiction in UBW 2014, the catalyst for Gilgamesh), protected by a magical MacGuffin that, ...


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The Lesser and Greater Grails What we see in Fate/Zero and the Fate and Unlimited Blade Works Routes of Fate/Stay Night is the Lesser Grail, this is just a vessel to summon the Great Grail which is hidden beneath Fuyuki. so long as the Greater Grail exists the Wars will continue. Why did Shirou succeed while Kiritsugu failed? It depends on which route ...


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It seems to be Twice H. Pieceman or someone that looks like him at least. As for why they decided to show him... I'm not sure, but... It would seem that he and Shiro (or rather EMIYA) shares some common viewpoints about war (orphaned by conflict), but ultimatly came to different conclusions on what to do.


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When a Hero dies and ascends to the Throne of Heroes to become a Heroic Spirit they will gain strength based off the worship of their legend as such the more fame and renown one gets the stronger they become. when they are summoned, there are factors which determine how much strength they have in relation to what they have from the Throne of Heroes Cultural ...


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I've only just started the second season, but from a combination of the material here and what I've gleaned from sources like the Wikia, I have something of an answer. There is no contradiction or omission, in that there isn't only a single pendant involved in the series. In the first episode of the second season, we have this exchange. [Shiro shows Rin ...


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Note the Holy Grail War was originally a means to get to the Root, although only the Tohsaka family has retained this goal. (This appears either in "Heaven's Feel" or "Unlimited Blade Works".) The Holy Grail as a granter of wishes is described as "only an excuse made for outsiders" in UBW. Thus, in some sense, the wish-granting component is very secondary. ...


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As mentioned by senshin in his answer to the question What is the viewing order of Fate-related works? Fate/stay night is a visual novel originally released in 2004. The story has three routes: Fate, Unlimited Blade Works, and Heaven's Feel. The first TV anime series by DEEN in 2006, titled Fate/stay night, mostly adapted the Fate route. The movie by DEEN ...


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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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Firstly, Altria. what we see in Fate/Stay Night is not originally what Kinoko Nasu first wrote, the original version was called Old Fate (旧Fate) or Fate Origin which was re-imagined into Fate/Prototype, in this Altria's character would have been a man (Arthur) and Shirou's character would be female (Ayaka Sajyou). Of course, this is no longer part of the ...


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My understanding of the phrase is that he means: People who are killed should remain dead This is in reference to servants - he doesn't like that servants are resurrected souls. They should remain dead.


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Context is needed for this. From the visual novel, the line is from Shiro, about surviving wounds that would otherwise be fatal if Avalon had not been inside of him. So when Avalon is removed Shiro remarks that things are the way the should be now (people dying, when you kill them.). In this context, the phrase makes sense. When made out of context, it does ...


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[...] every season has a different main character This is actually incorrect. Fate/stay night always has the same main character Shirou Emiya. In the visual novels, you always play/read in the perspective of Shirou, with some exceptions: Various interludes (such as in the Fate route, the scene where Saber left to attack Ryuudou Temple in the middle of the ...


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Did he notice Rin straight away as a girl he was in love with or knew? No, he did not. It is mentioned here: Why didn't he tell her?


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For the most part, yes, but there are some exceptions. I assume you haven't read the Fate/stay night visual novel, which answers your question. As such, spoilers for that below.


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Both "Ilya" and "Illya" are official spellings of her nickname. "Ilya" is used on the TYPE-MOON's official website and in the fan translation of the game, but "Illya" tends to be used elsewhere, especially in merchandise. Illyasviel von Einzbern Wikia Page: Citation 3


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no, Emiya Shirou and Kotomine Shirou are 2 different people. infact apart from their appearance resembling one another in a way the only thing they both have in common is that they are both people who end up become 2 different Servants for Holy Grail Wars and at one stage were also Masters Emiya Shirou ends up one day becoming Heroic Spirit EMIYA and ...


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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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Yes, Saber's (Arthuria) situation as a Servant is unique. She is not a true heroic spirit, but rather an incomplete one (See: Fate/Zero novel, Vol. 2, Act 5, Part 1): As Saber - that is, Arturia - is an incomplete Heroic Spirit, she would not possess the knowledge that surpasses time and space one gains when one has reached the Throne of Heroes. ...


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The exact way in which the Grail picks Masters is not well-understood, as far as I'm aware. It's a fuzzy process even to the participants themselves. To try to address your specific questions: Do you need to descend from a mage bloodline? Did the murderer guy (the one who got Caster in Fate/Zero) have magical blood? I'm not sure whether you strictly ...


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In the visual novel nothing is told. The anime clarifies quite a bit: True ending: Rin stares as saber disappears (no running from Rin). After a while Saber starts her speech: Basically congratulations, I would have really liked to stay but Shiro has you (it is sooo clear she can be easily convinced, but Rin didn't do anything). In this ending it is also ...


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I did a side by side comparison between both the ova and episode 24. I repeated this 10-15 times to make sure. These are my findings: During the first part until saber looks at her hand it is the same. After that it changes: In the ova saber smiles and starts disappearing. She seems less keener to go though. Just as saber starts smiling Rin runs to save her....


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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's a zerochan image suggesting that it's Irisviel: However, it credits a Pixiv user so chances are that it ain't official. Nevertheless, there are some bases for such an assumption: Irisviel has a connection to Saber (being the stand-in Master during Fate/Zero) the arm looks feminine Despite Logan M's comment Fate/Zero characters do appear in the ...


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The original author Nasu Kinoko mentioned that having a female protagonist with a male Servant wouldn't be very interesting. The male version (mistakenly romanized as "Saver" [セーバー] in Character Material, as opposed to "Saber" [セイバー]) from his original draft depicted him as being cocky and arrogant, still having the same sense of duty of the female Saber. ...


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While I don't know if Gen Urobuchi had said anything about this, the TYPE-MOON Wikia page for Rider (under Profile section, since you know his real name the first paragraph shouldn't be too bad in terms of spoilers) says his name was also Al-Iskandar which does kinda sound like Alexander. But then that doesn't answer why they choose that name. This is just ...


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