History Characters / FateEXTRA

28th Aug '16 8:30:35 AM Nick7689
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* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: As mentioned above, the protagonist is a hit with the ladies no matter what their gender.
21st Aug '16 9:14:06 PM Dragon95
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* UnwantedHarem: While both genders wind up with tons of chicks after them it seem to be the male protagonist that stands out in canon as it even carries into side materials for him.
30th Jul '16 1:13:27 PM adz_fh
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* MythologyGag: His appearance is based on the original design for Saber, before she was changed to a girl.

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* MythologyGag: His appearance is based on the original design for Saber, before she was changed to a girl. Fitting, considering that in most legends he is referred as Arthur's nephew.
30th Jul '16 12:33:57 AM Nick7689
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* GagBoobs: They're so huge in ''CCC'' that her costume looks like it's hanging on for dear life just holding them in.
6th Jul '16 8:34:33 AM TPPR10
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* {[Bishonen}}: Acknowledged in his official profile in that he exudes a "divine radiance" and is stated to be beautiful in every regard, but this trait is undercut by his [[PerpetualFrowner constant frowning]] and piercing glare.

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* {[Bishonen}}: {{Bishonen}}: Acknowledged in his official profile in that he exudes a "divine radiance" and is stated to be beautiful in every regard, but this trait is undercut by his [[PerpetualFrowner constant frowning]] and piercing glare.



* HairOfWhiteHeartOfBlack: Averted. Despite his stoic exterior and tendency for BrutalHonesty, Karna is an almost ''pathetically'' nice guy who helped anyone who asked for it in life. The problem was that he spent most of his childhood as an outcast who was thrown away ''by his own mother'' and thus lacked the training necessary to properly express emotions.


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* WhiteHairBlackHeart: Averted. Despite his stoic exterior and tendency for BrutalHonesty, Karna is an almost ''pathetically'' nice guy who helped anyone who asked for it in life. The problem was that he spent most of his childhood as an outcast who was thrown away ''by his own mother'' and thus lacked the training necessary to properly express emotions.
1st Jul '16 8:12:26 PM BlackSunNocturne
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* DistractedByTheSexy: Their reaction of [[MarshmallowHell gotten smothered by Kiara]];

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* DistractedByTheSexy: Their reaction of [[MarshmallowHell gotten getting smothered by Kiara]];
7th May '16 8:49:21 AM animenutcase
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* {{Tsundere}}: More you gain his approval, more he denies that he grows to like you. He still calls the protagonist mongrel, but this is his mongrel who impress him so much with that bull-headed stubborness. The feeling is mutual.

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* {{Tsundere}}: More The more you gain his approval, the more he denies that he grows to like you. He still calls the protagonist mongrel, but this is his ''his'' mongrel who impress who's impressed him so much with that a bull-headed stubborness. The feeling is mutual.
25th Apr '16 10:36:34 PM Marianna12
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* MotorMouth: Normally an aloof IceQueen, if the topic of the conversation is Figurine then she will talk '''non-strop'''.
* MyRulesAreNotYourRules: Meltlilith is a ridiculously unbalanced opponent: she's Lv.1000, she can [[MegaManning absorb the EXP, skills and stats]] of fallen enemies to strengthen herself, and best of all, ''she is [[NighInvulnerability immune to damage]]''. [[spoiler:B.B. removes her invulnerability, and later Shinji uses an AssimilationBackfire to infect her with a virus that drops her to Lv.1. By the time you fight her for real, she's far more squishy and actually easier to deal with than Passionlip because she only focuses on raw offensive power]].

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* MotorMouth: Normally an aloof IceQueen, if the topic of the conversation is Figurine then she will talk '''non-strop'''.
'''non-stop'''.
--> '''[=Meltlilith=]''': [[labelnote:Beware, wall of texts here.]]That’s right, precisely. Dolls are nice. However much I love them, they don’t complain, they never show displeasure, they never change. While I consider human consumer culture foolish, I am grateful that it has polished figurine culture. [[[LampshadeHanging She begins talking much faster than her usual languid pace.]]] It began with the statue of Venus, I think. In Greece. That’s what I imagine. And from there it spread through countries, across oceans, across time…When it reached the hands of Japanese craftsmen, a big bang rivaling the birth of the universe, no, a paradigm shift occurred. It’s come out already, so I’ll just say it. I like dolls. I love them. From life-sized to miniatures, I appreciate them all equally! But certainly scale models in particular draw my interest. Being able to run you tongue over them and admire them from 360 degrees gives such a feeling of control, of ownership, it’s the best there is. All there can be for those who can’t appreciate this hobby is total reeducation. After they’re melted, I’ll make them into base materials. Ah, but American action figures are no good. Too much muscle. When it comes to industrial arts, the delicacy of the Japanese is second to none. My dream is to gather lost model-makers and have them build my own toy story kingdom — Ah, of course I’ll make the craftsmen into dolls as well. Figurine craftsmen polishing their arms day after day, pursuing the ultimate mold…good smiles! Is there any other image so lovely? No, there can’t be. There isn’t, and so I will build it![[/labelnote]]
* MyRulesAreNotYourRules: Meltlilith is a ridiculously unbalanced opponent: she's Lv.1000, 999(due to Level Limit), she can [[MegaManning absorb the EXP, skills and stats]] of fallen enemies to strengthen herself, and best of all, ''she is [[NighInvulnerability immune to damage]]''. [[spoiler:B.B. removes her invulnerability, and later Shinji uses an AssimilationBackfire to infect her with a virus that drops her to Lv.1. By the time you fight her for real, she's far more squishy and actually easier to deal with than Passionlip because she only focuses on raw offensive power]].



--> '''[=Meltlilith=]''': Which is to say it’s a body where every part is carefully placed, apace with the upper limits of the plastic arts.



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* MeaningfulName: Her name is taken from [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Protea_cynaroides Protea Cynaroides]], the largest flower of its Genus.

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* MeaningfulName: Her name is taken from [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Protea_cynaroides Protea Cynaroides]], the largest flower of its Genus.
Genus. Fittingly, as she is the largest of all Sakuras.




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* SexyBacklessOutfit
24th Apr '16 7:03:48 PM polymath
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* EmptyShell: [[spoiler:In Meltlilith’s dungeon. Caster was turned into doll and torn apart by Meltlilith, and because of her connection with her Servant is like a mirror, the act left Alice as helpless as the torn doll. She’s described as “the soul leaving from (her) eyes, even though she’s still alive,” after saying her last words to give her Caster back. Only by returning the real Caster to Alice, she can finally pass on.]]

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* EmptyShell: [[spoiler:In Meltlilith’s dungeon. Caster was turned into doll and torn apart by Meltlilith, and because of her Alice's connection with her Servant is like a mirror, the act this left Alice as helpless as the torn doll. She’s described as “the soul leaving from (her) [her] eyes, even though she’s still alive,” after saying aftter making her last words a plea to give her Caster back. Only by returning the real Caster to Alice, Alice can she can finally pass on.]]



* DissonantSerenity: When you face him [[spoiler: the second time]], at first, anyway.

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* DissonantSerenity: When you face him [[spoiler: the second time]], at first, anyway.least at first.



** In fact, his methods were ultimately what ended his life - his best friend, concerned that he was on the path towards becoming a KnightTemplar and likely couldn't be persuaded otherwise, turned him in to the police for the various crimes he committed in the name of justice, and he plead guilty to all charges. [[{{Irony}} In the end, the human court system was what sealed his fate, not a glorious heroic death in battle.]]

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** In fact, his methods were ultimately what ended his life - -- his best friend, concerned that he was on the path towards becoming a KnightTemplar and likely couldn't be persuaded otherwise, turned him in to the police for the various crimes he committed in the name of justice, and he plead guilty to all charges. [[{{Irony}} In the end, the human court system was what sealed his fate, not a glorious heroic death in battle.]]



* {{BFS}}: The skill Caladbolg II/Fake Helix Sword has him firing a magical one. It also automatically inflicts ''Break'' against ''Guard.'' [[UpToEleven Oh, and it's the highest damage skill in ''Extra'']], which is why "Caladbolg spam" is the main strategy for boss battles.

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* {{BFS}}: The skill Caladbolg II/Fake Helix Sword has him firing a magical one. It also automatically inflicts ''Break'' against ''Guard.'' [[UpToEleven Oh, and it's the highest damage skill in ''Extra'']], the original Extra]], which is why "Caladbolg spam" is the main strategy for boss battles.



** Luck is really his only true DumpStat, as each stat applies a damage boost to skills, which increases by rank (so a minor boost at D, a significant one at B, etc.).



* WhiteHairBlackHeart: Downplayed - not evil, but an AntiHero, and quite sharp-tounged.

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* WhiteHairBlackHeart: Downplayed - -- not evil, but an AntiHero, and quite sharp-tounged.



* DumpStat: Like all the Servants, she has essentially no use for luck or agility and only needs strength for her Spirit Break ability. Even endurance gets little focus, which has some pretty [[GlassCannon obvious consequences]] though.

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* DumpStat: Like all the Servants, she has essentially no use for luck or agility Agility and only needs strength for her Spirit Break ability. Even endurance Defence gets little focus, which has some pretty [[GlassCannon obvious consequences]] though.consequences]], though.
** She has an amazing growth rate in Magic, good growth rates in Luck and Agility, and godawful ones in Strength and Defence. After her Magic is maxed, it's generally a good idea to throw points into Defence to help her survive and lessen her damage from ''physical'' attacks, as well as to take advantage of the damage boost a higher Defence stat grants.



* GlassCannon: She can deal huge amounts of damage with her skills, but can't take much. You can make it outright impossible to advance past Karna in CCC if you don´t get enough Endurance, as he will one-shot you with [[FantasticNuke Vasavi Shakti]].

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* GlassCannon: She can deal huge amounts of damage with her skills, but can't take much. You can make it outright impossible to advance past Karna in CCC if you don´t get enough Endurance, as he will one-shot you with [[FantasticNuke Vasavi Shakti]]. Her skill ''Mantra: Aphotic Cave'' helps, as it cuts damage from skills by 90% and restores MP. She also takes almost no damage from Magic skills, assuming her own Magix stat is high; it's mostly physical skills that will result in an instant game over if you don't see them coming.



* GoneHorriblyRight: [[spoiler:Her Servant Ending in CCC in the nutshell. In her attempt to save her Master from Moon Cell's deletion, she called up her full-powered nine tails form. Each tails gained sentience and become Alter Egos Tamamo 9, each wanting some of their Goshujin-sama. Caster, [[ClingyJealousGirl as expected]], casted the other eight to the Far Side, from where they succeed of escaping, and now rampaging around the world looking for the traitorous original and the protagonist.]]

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* GoneHorriblyRight: [[spoiler:Her Servant Ending in CCC in the nutshell. In her attempt to save her Master from Moon Cell's deletion, she called up her full-powered nine tails form. Each tails tail gained sentience and become became Alter Egos Tamamo 9, each wanting some of their Goshujin-sama. Caster, [[ClingyJealousGirl as expected]], casted cast the other eight to the Far Side, from where which they succeed of in escaping, and they're now rampaging around the world looking for the traitorous original and the protagonist.]]



* MagikarpPower: Starts out as the weakest Servant, but can deal astounding amounts of damage late in the game, completely lock down almost any move the opponent makes or counter anything your opponent does. However, the way she does this makes her incredibly vulnerable to Rani's Berserker, which has skills that check against Tamamo's defense stat instead of magic and are preceded by 'Wait' moves and therefore cannot be prevented with stun. She also has the lowest HP of all playable Servants, to the point where she won't break 1000 HP until level 20, which means her margin for error against enemy programs (let alone bosses) is very limited.

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* MagikarpPower: Starts out as the weakest Servant, but can deal astounding amounts of damage late in the game, completely lock down almost any move the opponent makes or counter anything your opponent does. However, the way she does this makes her incredibly vulnerable to opponents such as Rani's Berserker, which who has skills that check against Tamamo's defense stat instead of magic and are preceded by 'Wait' moves and therefore cannot be prevented moves, which keeps Caster from preventing them with stun. She also has the lowest HP of all playable Servants, to the point where she won't break 1000 HP until level 20, which means her margin for error against enemy programs (let alone bosses) is very limited.



* NotQuiteTheRightThing: In her backstory, she became intrigued with humans since she isn't quite one herself and decided to try living among them and serving them. However [[spoiler:humans don't want that from the gods. Despite being harmless, she was hunted down when her identity was uncovered and despite asking to simply be allowed to leave in peace armies kept pursuing her, which she destroyed before finally falling in battle. Not a very good track record there, Amaterasu.]]

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* NotQuiteTheRightThing: In her backstory, she became intrigued with humans since she isn't quite one herself and decided to try living among them and serving them. However However, [[spoiler:humans don't want that from the gods. Despite being harmless, she was hunted down when her identity was uncovered and despite asking to simply be allowed to leave in peace armies kept pursuing her, which she destroyed before finally falling in battle. Not a very good track record there, Amaterasu.]]



* [[spoiler:GenderFlip: Although the game makes it clear that this is not an example of a female being recorded into history as male- like Red Saber- but simply how she has been incarnated into the Holy Grail War]].

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* [[spoiler:GenderFlip: Although the game makes it clear that this is not an example of a female being recorded into history as male- like male--like Red Saber- but Saber--but simply how she has been incarnated into the Holy Grail War]].



* OnlyInItForTheMoney: Well, her role as a Servant and her apparent ability to get along well with her Master might play a role, but she does demand a lot of money to fight and in an early quest, [[spoiler: she gets a power boost unless you can prevent them from reaching several treasures]].

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* OnlyInItForTheMoney: Well, her role as a Servant and her apparent ability to get along well with her Master might play a role, but she does demand a lot of money to fight and in an early quest, [[spoiler: she gets a power boost unless you can prevent them her from reaching several treasures]].



* CombatPragmatist: Traps, ambushes, poisons - if it helps him win, he'll do it. [[spoiler:Though he's always wanted to fight fairly at least once in his life.]]

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* CombatPragmatist: Traps, ambushes, poisons - -- if it helps him win, he'll do it. [[spoiler:Though he's always wanted to fight fairly at least once in his life.]]



* OutOfCharacterAlert: He’s usually very laidback, so when he goes as far as being verbally and physically abusive to Passionlip, it tips everyone off just what’s wrong with the Alter Ego as previously Alice and Caster also bullied her too cruelly for their standard.

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* OutOfCharacterAlert: He’s usually very laidback, so when he goes as far as being verbally and physically abusive to Passionlip, it tips everyone off to just what’s wrong with the Alter Ego as previously Alice and Caster also bullied her too cruelly for their standard.



* BreatherBoss: Despite also being a TimeLimitBoss (see below), even without looking up her pattern or being aware of her PuzzleBoss aspect, she's unlikely to last more than a turn and a half. Her stats are so low that it's more likely you'll accidentally kill her before even noticing she has a pattern, and to see her Noble Phantasm, you'll have to throw the fight. She's also the only boss you never fight prior to the Elimination Battle.



** MesACrowd: [[spoiler:Until you do Alice’s last will]], her countless [[spoiler:ghost]] copies are replacing every enemy programs on the floor.
* DissonantSerenity: She talks about IronicNurseryTune with the same cheerfulness as when she’s playing with her Master, but it’s nothing like when [[spoiler:Meltlilith tore her apart and sent her Master comatose]]; she’s talks non-threatening phrases like “Welcome,” or “Let’s play,” while engaging in battle, laughs when got damaged by skills, and mutters “Sweet dreams,” when got defeated. As there’s a lot of her in that floor, the best way to describe her predicament is a BrokenRecord.

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** MesACrowd: [[spoiler:Until you do Alice’s last will]], her countless [[spoiler:ghost]] copies are replacing every enemy programs program on the floor.
* DissonantSerenity: She talks about IronicNurseryTune with the same cheerfulness as when she’s playing with her Master, but it’s nothing like when [[spoiler:Meltlilith tore her apart and sent her Master comatose]]; she’s talks she uses non-threatening phrases like “Welcome,” or “Let’s play,” while engaging in battle, laughs when got damaged by skills, and mutters “Sweet dreams,” dreams" when got defeated. As there’s a lot of her in that floor, the best way to describe her predicament is a BrokenRecord.



** This particular facet makes her an extreme case of PuzzleBoss; looking into the Phantasm's description [[spoiler:lets you know that she simply repeats the same moves over and over with no deviation between Phantasm casts]].
* WeakButSkilled: Every single one of her stats is [[RankInflation Rank E]]. She balances this out with a plethora of high ranked skills [[spoiler: and a Reality Marble]].

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** This particular facet makes her an extreme case of PuzzleBoss; PuzzleBoss: looking into the Phantasm's description [[spoiler:lets you know that she simply repeats the same moves over and over with no deviation between Phantasm casts]].
* WeakButSkilled: Every single one of her stats is [[RankInflation Rank E]]. She balances this out with a plethora of high ranked skills [[spoiler: and a Reality Marble]].
Marble]].



* AffablyEvil: He's much nicer than his Master, even if he is trying to kill you.

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* AffablyEvil: He's much nicer than his Master, even if he is trying to kill you. Archer lampshades this at the start of the Elimination Battle.



* OneHitKill: Despite his reputation, [[CutscenePowerToTheMax the only time he gets to do this is in cutscenes]], unless you made your Servant into a GlassCannon. During the battle with him it has an HPToOne effect instead, taking off 90% of your Servants current HP if it hits.

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* OneHitKill: Despite his reputation, [[CutscenePowerToTheMax the only time he gets to do this is in cutscenes]], unless you made your Servant into a GlassCannon. During the battle with him it has an HPToOne effect instead, taking off 90% of your Servants Servant's current HP if it hits.
24th Apr '16 5:58:10 PM polymath
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The PlayerCharacter of the game, who can be either male or female. He/she begins as a generic student at Tsukumihara Academy, but soon realises that they have no memories of their true identity. After becoming one of the 128 participants in the Holy Grail War, they can choose a Servant of the Saber, Archer or Caster class. They are known as "Hakuno Kishinami" (Male in the Manga and the Drama CD, Female in CCC promotion materials).

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The PlayerCharacter of the game, who can be either male or female. He/she begins as a generic student at Tsukumihara Academy, but soon realises that they have no memories of their true identity. After becoming one of the 128 participants in the Holy Grail War, they can choose a Servant of the Saber, Archer or Caster class. They are known as "Hakuno Kishinami" (Male (male in the Manga manga and the Drama drama CD, Female female in CCC promotion materials).



* BreakThemByTalking / MindRape: A heroic example. In [=CCC=], the Sentinels are obstructing the path to the bottom of Sakura Labyrinth with figurative and literal wall of ‘hearts’. To destroy that wall and proceed, they have to gain the Secret Garden, essentially everything the Sentinels hides behind that ‘walls’ and bring them to open, before the Punishment Time gives the final push to destroy the wall. More often than not, Punishment Time has the protagonist hurling insults at the respective Sentinels, [[WarriorTherapist all so they can make peace with those flaws]]. [[spoiler:Though against the Alter Egos, who made of pure personalities, the Punishment Time is unambiguously fatal.]]

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* BreakThemByTalking / MindRape: A heroic example. In [=CCC=], the Sentinels are obstructing the path to the bottom of Sakura Labyrinth with figurative and literal wall of ‘hearts’. To destroy that wall and proceed, they have to the protagonist must gain access to the Secret Garden, essentially everything the Sentinels hides behind that their ‘walls’ and bring them to open, those secrets into the open before the Punishment Time gives the final push to destroy the wall. More often than not, Punishment Time has the protagonist hurling insults at the respective Sentinels, [[WarriorTherapist all so they can make peace with those flaws]]. [[spoiler:Though against the Alter Egos, who made of pure personalities, the Punishment Time is unambiguously fatal.]]



* ChickMagnet: For being as average as they are does pretty well for themselves male or female they even win the affections of both Aozaki sisters.

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* ChickMagnet: For being as average as they are does are, they do pretty well for themselves male or female they themselves, regardless of gender. The protagonist even win wins the affections of both Aozaki sisters.



* CovertPervert: From the narration when you got Caster receiving more than 300k damage, it seems the reason why they let Caster got hurt that much is because they want to hear [[OrgasmicCombat her yelps]]. Their reaction when they check Rin or Rani fixing their Servants’ magic circuit and heard that Kiara and Sakura need to get naked to install the program is to take a peek, all while playing it off as concern.

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* CovertPervert: From the The narration when you got during the scene in which Caster receiving chastises the protagonist for letting her take more than 300k damage, it seems damage implies the reason why they let the protagonist allowed Caster got hurt to take that much damage is because they want due to wanting to hear [[OrgasmicCombat her yelps]]. Their reaction when they check Rin or Rani fixing their Servants’ magic circuit and heard that Kiara and Sakura need to get naked to install the program is to take a peek, all while playing it off as concern.



** Also in Fate/EXTRA CCC, in the later chapter, things starts to get grimmer and darker when [[spoiler:the protagonist is trapped in this dark realm by [=BB=]. But, he/she kept crawling for a way out despite voices telling him/her to give up. And later, there was the time when the protagonist continue onward to the place where his/her Servant was sealed by [=BB=]. Despite being nearly disintegrated along the way, the protagonist kept on going, even limps along the way.]]

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** Also in Fate/EXTRA CCC, in the later chapter, chapters, things starts to get grimmer and darker when [[spoiler:the protagonist is trapped in this dark realm by [=BB=]. But, he/she kept keeps crawling for a way out despite voices telling him/her to give up. And later, there was the time when Later, as the protagonist continue continues onward to the place where his/her Servant was sealed by [=BB=]. Despite [=BB=], they keep on going despite being nearly disintegrated along the way, the protagonist kept on going, even limps along the way.]]way.



* InformedAttribute: He's referred to as the strongest Master, but it's not exactly difficult to win [[spoiler:when your Servant is literally invincible.]] Quite contrary to his reputation is noted to walk right into traps, has a simplistic world view, little emotional depth or understanding and generally fails to use any sort of actual tactics. Some of this is intentional, but it can become difficult to see why he's taken so seriously.

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* InformedAttribute: He's referred to as the strongest Master, but it's not exactly difficult to win [[spoiler:when your Servant is literally invincible.]] Quite contrary to his reputation is noted to walk right into traps, He has a simplistic world view, little emotional depth or understanding understanding, and generally fails to use any sort of actual tactics. Some of this is intentional, but it can become difficult to see why he's taken so seriously. He ''is'' bright enough not to fall for obvious traps, but Gawain is easy enough to provoke, which allows the protagonist to disable Gawain's abilities enough to have a chance at winning.



* {{BFS}}: The skill Caladbolg II/Fake Helix Sword has him firing a magical one. It also automatically inflicts ''Break'' against ''Guard.'' [[UpToEleven Oh, and it's the highest damage skill in ''Extra'']], which is why "Caladbolg spam" is the main strategy for boss battles.



** Not only does Archer [[LampshadeHanging lampshade just how bad his luck is]] during one conversation, Luck isn't just ''his'' slowest growing stat -- ''Archer's Luck is so bad it has the slowest growth rate of any stat for all playable Servants''.



* GameplayAndStorySegregation: His Noble Phantasm is stated to reduce his Projection magic's MP cost to 0, but in gameplay boosts their damage instead.

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* GameplayAndStorySegregation: His Noble Phantasm is stated to reduce his Projection magic's MP cost to 0, but in gameplay boosts their his skill damage and debuff rate instead.



* KnightInSourArmor

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* KnightInSourArmorKnightInSourArmor: He shows compassion for the MC throughout the war but he doesn't fully grow out of this until the final week.



* MythologyGag: He's one huge repository of these. [[spoiler: He compares Shinji and Kotomine to their ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' counterparts, refers to encountering an invisible sword wielded by "her", he even compares Alice to Ilya.]]

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* MythologyGag: He's one huge repository of these. [[spoiler: He compares Shinji and Kotomine to their ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' counterparts, refers to encountering an invisible sword wielded by "her", and he even compares Alice to Ilya.]]



* MagikarpPower: Starts out as the weakest Servant, but can deal astounding amounts of damage late in the game, completely lock down almost any move the opponent makes or counter anything your opponent does. However, the way she does this makes her incredibly vulnerable to Rani's Berserker, which has skills that check against Tamamo's defense stat instead of magic and are preceded by 'Wait' moves and therefore cannot be prevented with stun.

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* MagikarpPower: Starts out as the weakest Servant, but can deal astounding amounts of damage late in the game, completely lock down almost any move the opponent makes or counter anything your opponent does. However, the way she does this makes her incredibly vulnerable to Rani's Berserker, which has skills that check against Tamamo's defense stat instead of magic and are preceded by 'Wait' moves and therefore cannot be prevented with stun. She also has the lowest HP of all playable Servants, to the point where she won't break 1000 HP until level 20, which means her margin for error against enemy programs (let alone bosses) is very limited.


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* UselessUsefulSpell: Zig-zagged ''hard'' throughout the game:
** Played straight when you first acquire her various ''Curse'' skills, they seem like the perfect way to speed up dungeon crawling... except that Caster will quickly run out of MP. Unless you're playing on Easy mode (which gives you access to fountains that restore both a Master and Servant's HP and MP), you'll quickly run out of MP and facing the problem of MagicIsRareHealthIsCheap. Even if you're on a New Game Plus and have access to the Formal Wear that allows you to restore a Servant's MP, the only MP-restoring items available until the sixth day of the third week restore a Master's MP by a whopping ''two'' and ''three'' MP per item. It costs 60 MP to restore a "moderate" amount of your Servsnt's MP via Code Cast... enjoy those 20 Yakisoba Breads.
** ''Charm: Spirit Theft'' allows Caster to steal MP whenever using the ''Break'' command, but it also costs 20 MP per use, so she needs to absorb ''at least'' 20 MP for the skill to be profitable... and then not die in the process. Go ahead, spam ''Break'' so Caster can fill up her MP. With her [[LampshadeHanging notably poor defence and HP]], what's the worst that could happen? It's not a bad option, but maximizing the MP gain from the skill typically means dragging out a fight as long as possible versus an enemy program, which makes the already tedious LevelGrinding even more so, particularly since Caster's melee damage is low and her ''Curse'' skills are the best way for her to deal with mooks.
** Subverted once you've earned enough skill points to unlock ''Breath of the Soul'', a passive skill that automatically restores 10% of Caster's maximum MP after a battle. Coincidentally, by the time you have the points to unlock the skill, Caster will have at least 300 MP, meaning her ''Curse'' skills are now free: at 30 MP each, she can use one against enemy programs while dungeon crawling and will have the MP restored after the battle. Hallelujah! (And since her MP growth is so high, as Caster continues to level up, she can easily restore 40+ MP via her passive.)
** Arguably played completely straight with her final skill, however, which costs 80 MP, hits ForMassiveDamage, and has a chance to inflict Poison for ''six turns''. Unfortunately, it can only be used when Caster's HP is at 30 percent or lower (which is the point at which her HP bar begins flashing red) and it's [[SquishyWizard very difficult to lower Caster's HP to that point without bypassing the red zone for a Game Over]]. Since most players typically use an item or Code Cast to Heal during turns when it's likely their Servant will take heavy damage, this makes achieving the requisite low health even more of a gamble: you not only need Caster's HP to be lowered, but you also have to be certain it won't actually hit zero at the end of the turn, deliberately forgoing healing just so you have the option of using ''Land of Eternal Bane'' ... or you could follow the standard plan of stun-locking bosses and enemies, which is where Caster excels. It doesn't help that a translation error states that the skill requires Caster's HP to be ''above'' 30%, leading many players to cast the skill at full health and then helplessly watch as Caster did nothing, the word "FAILED" appeared, and the boss attacked.
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