History FanFic / FromFakeDreams

18th Apr '16 7:21:11 PM darksoul4242
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* ChekhovsGun: Shirou's inherited magic crest ends up being a GameBreaker against Louvre: [[spoiler:Time magic, combined with the Origin Sword Maiya, equals a way to bind a vampire's personal timespace to the Gaian timeline, thus nullifying his pesky healing factor]]. Shirou is now considered not only a major threat to magi all around, but the threat he represents to magi-turned-Dead Apostles (and eventual threat to weaker Dead Apostle ''Ancestors'' is held to be even greater.
* TheChessmaster: Aside from the usual Betrayer!Caster, Kotomine and Zouken, another player has suddenly come into light. Who? In an unusual move, it is Shirou. That's right, oblivious, NaiveNewcomer Shirou. Thanks to his father's dreams, he's become one of the war's biggest power players. As a demonstration of how good he's gotten, he was able to [[spoiler:get Kirei to help him kill Zouken when the opportunity presented itself]].

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* ChekhovsGun: Shirou's inherited magic crest ends up being a GameBreaker against Louvre: [[spoiler:Time magic, combined with the Origin Sword Maiya, equals a way to bind a vampire's personal timespace to the Gaian timeline, thus nullifying his pesky healing factor]]. Shirou is now considered not only a major threat to magi all around, but the threat he represents to magi-turned-Dead Apostles (and eventual threat to weaker Dead Apostle ''Ancestors'' ''Ancestors'') is held to be even greater.
* TheChessmaster: Aside from the usual Betrayer!Caster, Kotomine and Zouken, another player has suddenly come into light. Who? In an unusual move, it is Shirou. That's right, oblivious, NaiveNewcomer Shirou. Thanks to his father's dreams, he's become one of the war's biggest power players. As a demonstration of how good he's gotten, he was able to [[spoiler:get Kirei to help him kill Zouken when the opportunity presented itself]]. It's to the point that once Archer gets a much needed update, he outright compares him to playing the damn game like Kotomine Kirei from the get-go.



** Zouken. In a very, VERY satisfying way, he never saw Kirei and Shirou pull a EnemyMine on him, and [[DeaderThanDead utterly obliterating him]].



** On a meta level, ThirdFang is extremely good at dropping hints that seem inconspicuous at first, mainly by having his characters narrate part of an explanation but not everything, only to act upon them a dozen chapters down the road.



* MySkullRunnethOver: Shirou's brain has to process all of the information about a weapon in order for it to be added to his reality marble. His [[spoiler:Mystic Eyes]], when activated, will force knowledge about weapons he can't comprehend into his head. Being forced to process Ig-Alima would kill him if not for the effect of Avalon when boosted by direct contact with Saber, and being forced to process Ea would kill him no matter what.

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* MySkullRunnethOver: Shirou's brain has to process all of the information about a weapon in order for it to be added to his reality marble. His [[spoiler:Mystic Eyes]], when activated, will force knowledge about weapons he can't comprehend into his head. Being forced to process Ig-Alima would kill have killed him if not for the effect of Avalon when boosted by direct contact with Saber, and being forced to process Ea would kill him no matter what.



** Sirius [=McGinty=], crafter of Mystic Codes, including Kiritsugu's Thompson Contender.

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** Sirius [=McGinty=], crafter of Mystic Codes, including Kiritsugu's Thompson Contender. Also implied to have crafted what would become Archer's bow and armor in the main timeline.
11th Feb '16 10:21:46 PM Pastykake
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* WhatTheHellHero: [[spoiler:Luviagetta Edelfelt]] gives one to Shirou once she finds out about [[spoiler:his advantages in the Grail War (years of preparation, the Origin swords, etc.)]] that threatens to completely destroy their friendship. [[AwfulTruth He has very good reasons]] [[HeKnowsTooMuch for hiding it, though]].
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: InUniverse. Lancer actually wonders what the world would have been like had heroes like him, Hercules, Arthur, and the like all done better by their children when they were still alive.



* WrittenByTheWinners: Deliberately invoked by [[spoiler:Shirou]] in chapter 40 in order to counteract [[spoiler:Kirei's manipulations of outing him and setting a hunt on him]]. He takes the initiative and provides premium intel (what [[spoiler:Kirei]] didn't report about or doesn't even know--which ends up being the whole truth minus a very few select details) to [[spoiler:Lorelei Barthomelloi]] so that she may use the truth as she sees fit and keep an edge over anyone else who might want to use the whole fiasco for their own ends.



** According to the author, Shirou actually relies heavily on everyone in the Association being guilty of this, which has his straightforwardness coming off as mysterious and putting everyone on edge.
** In chapter 38, this is how one could read Barthomelloi's reaction to hearing [[spoiler:Shirou's true motivations]] from Waver. "It can't be that straightforward. It never is." Waver tells her that it is, scarily so.
** Caster is this until Chapter 38, when she pieces out Shirou's motivations from his actions up to that point, which she could observe, and secondhand accounts from Rider's memories, and that yes, he ''is'' that straightforward.

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** According to the author, Shirou actually [[ExploitedTrope relies heavily on on]] everyone in the Association being guilty of this, which has his straightforwardness coming off as mysterious and putting everyone on edge.
** In chapter 38, this This is how one could read Barthomelloi's reaction to hearing [[spoiler:Shirou's true motivations]] from Waver. "It can't be that straightforward. It never is." Waver tells her that it is, scarily so.
** Caster is this until Chapter 38, when at one point she pieces out Shirou's motivations from his actions up to that point, then, which she could observe, and secondhand accounts from Rider's memories, memories and understands that yes, he ''is'' that straightforward.



* WhatTheHellHero: [[spoiler:Luviagetta Edelfelt]] gives one to Shirou once she finds out about [[spoiler:his advantages in the Grail War (years of preparation, the Origin swords, etc.)]] that threatens to completely destroy their friendship. [[AwfulTruth He has very good reasons]] [[HeKnowsTooMuch for hiding it, though]].
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: InUniverse. Lancer actually wonders what the world would have been like had Heroes like him, Hercules, Arthur, and the like all done better by their children when they were still alive.
* WrittenByTheWinners: Deliberately invoked by [[spoiler:Shirou]] in chapter 40 in order to counteract [[spoiler:Kirei's manipulations of outing him and setting a hunt on him]]. He takes the initiative and provides premium intel (what [[spoiler:Kirei]] didn't report about or doesn't even know--which ends up being the whole truth minus a very few select details) to [[spoiler:Lorelei Barthomelloi]] so that she may use the truth as she sees fit and keep an edge over anyone else who might want to use the whole fiasco for their own ends.



* YouKillItYouBoughtIt: After killing [[spoiler:Louvre]], [[spoiler:Shirou]] is offered his position as [[spoiler:the tenth Dead Apostle Ancestor]]. He declines, but the one making the offer expects him to eventually accept and thus renews the offer every few months and is holding the position in reserve for him.
** PlayedWith in chapter 42: [[spoiler:Gilgamesh leaves his gardens (i.e., the world) in Shirou's care as a reward for Shirou winning and successfully "invading his kingdom". He also requests that Shirou add Enkidu to his reality marble so that he won't have added nothing of value to it.]]

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* YouKillItYouBoughtIt: YouKillItYouBoughtIt:
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After killing [[spoiler:Louvre]], [[spoiler:Shirou]] is offered his position as [[spoiler:the tenth Dead Apostle Ancestor]]. He declines, but the one making the offer expects him to eventually accept and thus renews the offer every few months and is holding the position in reserve for him.
** PlayedWith in chapter 42: PlayedWith: [[spoiler:Gilgamesh leaves his gardens (i.e., the world) in Shirou's care as a reward for Shirou winning and successfully "invading his kingdom". He also requests that Shirou add Enkidu to his reality marble so that he won't have added nothing of value to it.]]
11th Feb '16 7:27:13 PM Pastykake
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** The Suzuki Hayabusa was cool even before being enchanted. Why? Not only is the maximum speed higher than normal bikers can manage (prompting motorcycle producers in the entire world to put electronic limiters so that no other motorcycle can go over 300 [[superscript:km]]∕[[subscript:h]], thus avoiding accidents when these monsters get into the hands of anyone who isn't a champion), but the bike is balanced, sleek and efficient, has good turning and excellent acceleration, and can be easily customized. [[WordOfGod As the author said]], "if there was ANY series of motorcycles that had the potential to become a phantasmal existence at some point in the future, it was without any doubt the 1999 Hayabusa."

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** The Suzuki Hayabusa was cool even before being enchanted. Why? Not only is the maximum speed higher than normal bikers can manage (prompting motorcycle producers in the entire world to put electronic limiters so that no other motorcycle can go over 300 [[superscript:km]]∕[[subscript:h]], thus avoiding accidents when these monsters get into the hands of anyone who isn't a champion), but the bike is balanced, sleek and efficient, has good turning and excellent acceleration, and can be easily customized. [[WordOfGod As the author said]], narrator states,, "if there was ANY series of motorcycles that had the potential to become a phantasmal existence at some point in the future, it was without any doubt the 1999 Hayabusa."



** [[WorldsStrongestMan Gilgamesh]] is so strong that anyone in the War who knows about his existence fears gaining his attention, and even after ''years'' of preparation Shirou doesn't want to fight him, even with Saber and Berserker backing him.
*** And then chapter 41 goes and proves to the reader why this is the case.

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** [[WorldsStrongestMan Gilgamesh]] is so strong that anyone in the War who knows about his existence fears gaining his attention, and even after ''years'' years of preparation Shirou doesn't want to fight him, even with Saber and Berserker backing him.
*** And then chapter 41 goes and proves
him. {{Justified|Trope}} when he lives up to the reader why this is the case.hype against Shirou.



** Likewise, Rin thinks her Archer is the future version of the Shirou she knows, rather than an AlternateUniverse version.
*** The humor of it vanishes when she learns the truth and [[FreakOut has a mental breakdown]] over what she learns about EMIYA's past and its [[FridgeHorror implications]] about herself.

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** Likewise, Rin thinks her Archer is the future version of the Shirou she knows, rather than an AlternateUniverse version.
*** The
version. (However, the humor of it vanishes when she learns the truth and [[FreakOut has a mental breakdown]] over what she learns about EMIYA's past and its [[FridgeHorror implications]] about herself.)



* EvilCannotComprehendGood: Actually averted by Witch!Caster in chapter 38 in a very surprising show of GenreSavvy when, after getting thwarted time and again and this time being cornered in a very uncomfortable situation, she finally takes the time to think through things and put herself in Shirou's shoes, figuring out his motivations, and realizes heroes truly are predictable.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: When Medea, the Witch of Betrayal , discovers the room of vegetative orphans being used as prana batteries in the church basement, she razes it and brings the ceiling down on it in disgust. In her words, although using others for one's benefit is a familiar idea to her, even she has a limit to how much unnecessary cruelty she's willing to put her victims through.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: Actually averted by Witch!Caster in chapter 38 in a very surprising show of GenreSavvy when, after getting thwarted time and again and this time being cornered in a very uncomfortable situation, she finally takes the time to think through things and put herself in Shirou's shoes, figuring out his motivations, and realizes heroes truly are predictable.
25th Jan '16 7:47:33 PM darksoul4242
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* Power Copying: Shirou, of course, as lampshaded by Rin, since he can memorize and perfectly mimic pretty much any thaumaturgy, [[AwesomeButImpractical provided it is sword-shaped]]... Borders on PowersAsPrograms except Shirou (or Archer) is pretty much the only person who can pull this, but he does actually manage his collection of swords with practical effects in mind, improving the blueprints in his mind, so he has always the right tool (elemental, antimagic, absurdly sharp, to name the most obvious) available at hand.
21st Jan '16 7:53:23 PM darksoul4242
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* PyrrhicVictory: Chapters 35 and 36 see Caster [[spoiler:survive Shirou's assault on her temple, force him to reveal several trumps, keep him from rescuing Marjatta, steal command of Rider from him, and use Assassin to physically and emotionally attack him and Illya after taking one of Berserker's lives]]. Yet, she came out of the whole thing worse off than anyone; having to [[spoiler:recover from a mortal wound given to her by Shirou]], her plans pushed back, her workshop damaged, all of Assassin's leeway towards her gone in place of blatant hostility, and [[spoiler:having used up ''all but one of her command seals'']], which leads to [[spoiler:Shirou]] getting the last laugh after they've called a cease fire when he ''points this out to everyone'' and says that [[spoiler:he'll leave Bazette, Lancer, Rider, and Assassin at Ryudou Temple '''where she'll have to deal with them.''']] Her position in the War is balancing on a knife's edge at this point, and she knows it.

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* PyrrhicVictory: Chapters 35 and 36 see Caster [[spoiler:survive Shirou's assault on her temple, force him to reveal several trumps, keep him from rescuing Marjatta, steal command of Rider from him, and use Assassin to physically and emotionally attack him and Illya after taking one of Berserker's lives]]. Yet, she came out of the whole thing worse off than anyone; having to [[spoiler:recover from a mortal wound given to her by Shirou]], her plans pushed back, her workshop damaged, all of Assassin's leeway towards her gone in place of blatant hostility, and [[spoiler:having used up ''all but one of her command seals'']], which leads to [[spoiler:Shirou]] getting the last laugh after they've called a cease fire when he ''points this out to everyone'' and says that [[spoiler:he'll leave Bazette, Bazett, Lancer, Rider, and Assassin at Ryudou Temple '''where she'll have to deal with them.''']] Her position in the War is balancing on a knife's edge at this point, and she knows it.
14th Nov '15 10:25:45 PM eshur0s
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* BrokenPedastal: [[spoiler:Kiritsugu/Assassin became one to Archer when he realized that unlike himself, his father had become a true hero and was not drafted into the Counter Force, and that Assassin effectively doomed Archer to fulfill an ideal that he already accomplished. Needless to say, Archer no longer sees him as a savior and now wants him dead.]]

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* BrokenPedastal: BrokenPedestal: [[spoiler:Kiritsugu/Assassin became one to Archer when he realized that unlike himself, his father had become a true hero and was not drafted into the Counter Force, and that Assassin effectively doomed Archer to fulfill an ideal that he already accomplished. Needless to say, Archer no longer sees him as a savior and now wants him dead.]]
14th Nov '15 10:24:50 PM eshur0s
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* BrokenPedastal: [[spoiler:Kiritsugu/Assassin became one to Archer when he realized that unlike himself, his father had become a true hero and was not drafted into the Counter Force, and that Assassin effectively doomed Archer to fulfill an ideal that he already accomplished. Needless to say, Archer no longer sees him as a savior and now wants him dead.]]
7th Nov '15 10:59:37 AM Nyame
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* MundaneeUtility: Shirou can, thanks to his utterly ''broken'' Reinforcement, make any type of jewel he desires, provided he has the necessary materials beforehand.

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* MundaneeUtility: MundaneUtility: Shirou can, thanks to his utterly ''broken'' Reinforcement, make any type of jewel he desires, provided he has the necessary materials beforehand.
6th Nov '15 8:20:40 AM Pastykake
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* WrongGenreSavvy: According to the author, Shirou actually relies heavily on everyone in the Association being guilty of this, which has his straightforwardness coming off as mysterious and putting everyone on edge.
** In chapter 38, this is how one could read the Queen's reaction to hearing [[spoiler:Shirou's true motivations]] from Waver. "It can't be that straightforward. It never is." Waver tells her that it is, scarily so.
** Caster finally averts this when she pieces out Shirou's motivations from his actions up to that point, which she could observe, and secondhand accounts from Rider's memories, and that yes, he ''is'' that straightforward.

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* WrongGenreSavvy: WrongGenreSavvy:
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According to the author, Shirou actually relies heavily on everyone in the Association being guilty of this, which has his straightforwardness coming off as mysterious and putting everyone on edge.
** In chapter 38, this is how one could read the Queen's Barthomelloi's reaction to hearing [[spoiler:Shirou's true motivations]] from Waver. "It can't be that straightforward. It never is." Waver tells her that it is, scarily so.
** Caster finally averts is this until Chapter 38, when she pieces out Shirou's motivations from his actions up to that point, which she could observe, and secondhand accounts from Rider's memories, and that yes, he ''is'' that straightforward.
6th Nov '15 8:15:23 AM Pastykake
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* WarMemorial: Saber and Gilgamesh realize that Shirou's reality marble is a memorial to the deeds and lives of the heroes who wielded the originals of the weapons inside it.
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