History FanFic / FromFakeDreams

23rd Aug '16 12:56:09 AM darksoul4242
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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Archer gives a particularly brutal one to Princess!Caster in Chapter 44.
11th Aug '16 7:22:54 PM darksoul4242
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** Shirou is also prone to use it, like when joking about his Dead Apostle condition to Barthomelloi.

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** Shirou is also prone to use it, like when joking about his [[spoiler:his Dead Apostle condition condition]] to Barthomelloi.
11th Aug '16 7:22:12 PM darksoul4242
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* AwfulTruth: Rin finds out that there are downsides to [[CannotTellALie forbidding]] [[BrokenHero Archer]] from lying via Command Seal: though he ''was'' keeping things to himself for his own purposes, there are some things he kept from her to avoid hurting her, like Sakura's childhood and his execution—which she attended, indicating she knew about it and was unable to help him. For a girl who has dedicated herself for the past several years to helping Shirou and has been working to prove herself able to keep up with him, this is a truly awful realization.

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* AwfulTruth: AwfulTruth:
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Rin finds out that there are downsides to [[CannotTellALie forbidding]] [[BrokenHero Archer]] from lying via Command Seal: though he ''was'' keeping things to himself for his own purposes, there are some things he kept from her to avoid hurting her, like Sakura's childhood and his execution—which she attended, indicating she knew about it and was unable to help him. For a girl who has dedicated herself for the past several years to helping Shirou and has been working to prove herself able to keep up with him, this is a truly awful realization.realization.
** Shirou realizing Archer's identity and true nature. Given how differently he was raised by Kiritsugu, once Shirou takes in all the differences, it reduces him to a sobbing quivering mess.



* BreakThemByTalking: Deliberately invoked by Archer in regards to Princess!Caster, pointing out Witch!Caster will not hesitate to do it, with more devastating effects, and at the worst timing.



** Following said BSOD, everyone wises up and decides sharing notes, which means everyone on the team now has a full info dump of VisualNovel/FateStayNight including bad ends, and hefty amounts of FridgeLogic kicking in.



* RefugeInAudacity: Kirei's cover for the collateral damage of the battle at Matou's manor was chosen for three reasons: it adequately explained the home being burned to the ground and a large strip of road and a part of the woods being burned; it was so over-the-top that people wouldn't be willing to think too hard about it; if Zouken survived, it would tick him off by declaring his home destroyed by a fool.

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* RefugeInAudacity: RefugeInAudacity:
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Kirei's cover for the collateral damage of the battle at Matou's manor was chosen for three reasons: it adequately explained the home being burned to the ground and a large strip of road and a part of the woods being burned; it was so over-the-top that people wouldn't be willing to think too hard about it; if Zouken survived, it would tick him off by declaring his home destroyed by a fool.fool.
** Sakura pulled a magnificent example of it on Taiga when trying to explain what they had been doing, which got a LampshadeHanging.
-->Shirou and Sakura looked at one another skeptically. Technically they HAD done what Taiga was jokingly insinuating, along with other surreal and potentially illegal activities, but they weren't going to tell her that…
-->''"No, sensei."'' Sakura smiled sincerely. ''"We were just talking about the secret war and conspiracies we are currently involved in that may or may not involve our violent deaths in the near future."''
-->… Or maybe they were.
** Shirou is also prone to use it, like when joking about his Dead Apostle condition to Barthomelloi.
3rd Aug '16 7:14:41 PM darksoul4242
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** Shirou experiences one of these when he processes the Origin Swords in his Reality Marble with a serving of HeroicBSOD.
** And one more time when he structurally grasps Archer, and it dawns on him what Kiritsugu had been attempting to avoid.



* NothingIsTheSameAnymore: After chapters 42 and 43, the plot has turned to something akin to Heaven's Feel, albeit with less death: [[spoiler: Gilgamesh is dead, Kirei is dead. This officially means all of Shirou's primary targets are offed, Sakura is about to burst from absorbing Gilgamesh, and Caster who got Kirei's store of Command Seals is now the last participant interested in completing the Grail. And Shirou is on to the fact that external parties want to have a talk with him after the War.]]

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* NothingIsTheSameAnymore: NothingIsTheSameAnymore:
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After chapters 42 and 43, the plot has turned to something akin to Heaven's Feel, albeit with less death: [[spoiler: Gilgamesh is dead, Kirei is dead. This officially means all of Shirou's primary targets are offed, Sakura is about to burst from absorbing Gilgamesh, and Caster who got Kirei's store of Command Seals is now the last participant interested in completing the Grail. And Shirou is on to the fact that external parties want to have a talk with him after the War.]]]]
** After chapter 44, things are bound to be this way for Shirou now he knows who Archer is.
28th Jul '16 8:54:30 PM darksoul4242
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*** Chapter 39 ends on the note of what Caster most likely did since it was the only realistic option in her position: spilling the beans to Kotomine that Shirou is not being a rule-abiding contestant and that he wants to bring the ritual to a standstill or outright stop it. Facts: there is an official summon at the Church from the moderator. Conjecture: Caster spilled the beans. Very likely threat: Gilgamesh is on his way to Shirou's place.]]

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*** Chapter 39 ends on the note of what Caster most likely did since it was the only realistic option in her position: spilling the beans to Kotomine that Shirou is not being a rule-abiding contestant and that he wants to bring the ritual to a standstill or outright stop it. Facts: there is an official summon at the Church from the moderator. Conjecture: Caster spilled the beans. Very likely threat: Gilgamesh is on his way to Shirou's place.]]
1st Jul '16 6:21:57 PM Pastykake
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** Chapter 43 has a pileup of these: [[spoiler: Kirei didn't think Sakura could control the curse keeping him alive, and nearly got killed for his trouble. He didn't think Leysritt would stay alive after being nearly decapitated, and paid dearly for it. He most likely didn't expect Caster to waltz in and steal his Command Seals. And to trump it all, Caster (or anyone else for that matter) did not expect [[OhCrap MEREM]] to [[TakeUpMySword take Kirei's mantle as Overseer.]]]]

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** Chapter 43 has a pileup of these: [[spoiler: Kirei didn't think Sakura [[spoiler:Sakura could control the curse keeping him alive, alive]], and nearly got gets killed for his trouble. He didn't think Leysritt [[spoiler:Leysritt would stay alive after being nearly decapitated, decapitated]], and paid pays dearly for it. He most likely didn't expect Caster [[spoiler:Caster to waltz in and steal his Command Seals. And to Seals]]. To trump it all, Caster (or anyone else for that matter) did not expect [[OhCrap MEREM]] Merem to [[TakeUpMySword take [[spoiler:take Kirei's mantle as Overseer.]]]]]]



** In chapter 42, [[spoiler:Kiritsugu]] learns why several people know about [[spoiler:the Origin bullets and how they work]] when they shouldn't.
** In chapter 43, Shirou finally gets a clue [[spoiler:on his SecretIdentity assigned to him by Merem.]]
** In chapter 44, Shirou finally gets to know who Archer is, and his history, with a HeroicBSOD.

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** In chapter 42, [[spoiler:Kiritsugu]] learns why several people know about [[spoiler:the Origin bullets and how they work]] when they shouldn't.
** In chapter 43, Shirou finally gets a clue [[spoiler:on his SecretIdentity that [[spoiler:Merem assigned to him by Merem.]]
a Dead Apostle Ancestor spot]].
** In chapter 44, Shirou finally gets to know who Archer is, and his history, with a HeroicBSOD.Heroic B.S.O.D.



* LastRequest: Gilgamesh makes two last requests of Shirou: that he add Enkidu to his reality marble, and that he complete his reality marble.

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* LastRequest: Gilgamesh [[spoiler:Gilgamesh]] makes two last requests of Shirou: that he add [[spoiler:add Enkidu to his reality marble, marble]], and that he complete his reality marble.



** An early instance of this is how Sirius gets himself out of the Geas contract he has with Louvre. He is forced to request one because he can't possibly [[ExactWords make the very best anti-Magus Mystic Codes he knows]] and uphold his end of the bargain. Then, [[spoiler: he manages to twist the agreement so that he is forbidden from using any Mystic Code he did not have on himself when caught. This shuts off most of his arsenal, but still leaves him with his trump card, which is fused with his own person.]]

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** An early instance of this is how Sirius gets himself out of the Geas geas contract he has with Louvre. He is forced to request one because he can't possibly [[ExactWords make the very best anti-Magus anti-magus Mystic Codes he knows]] and uphold his end of the bargain. Then, [[spoiler: he manages to twist the agreement so that he is forbidden from using any Mystic Code he did not have on himself when caught. This shuts off most of his arsenal, but still leaves him with his trump card, which is [[spoiler:is fused with his own person.]]person]].



** Luvia reveals that standard mercenary contracts have one. Full details in chapter 44.
* MagicalIncantation: You know that Shirou's about to do a MomentOfAwesome whenever he says at least the first line of his UBW aria: ''My body is made of blades''. "Trace On" also counts. Several other characters are shown using incantations, as well.

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** Luvia reveals and Shirou reveal that standard mercenary contracts have one. Full details in chapter 44.
an out that the mercs occasionally use, which Luvia uses to break her contract to [[spoiler:kill Shirou]].
* MagicalIncantation: MagicalIncantation:
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You know that Shirou's about to do a MomentOfAwesome whenever he says at least the first line of his UBW aria: ''My body is made of blades''. "Trace On" also counts. Several other characters are shown using incantations, as well.



* MirthlessLaughter: Shirou has a case of this and TearsOfJoy after [[spoiler:finally killing Zouken in Chapter 32.]]

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* MirthlessLaughter: Shirou has a case of this and TearsOfJoy after [[spoiler:finally killing Zouken in Chapter 32.]]Zouken]].



** Initially, the one experiment that nearly cost Shirou an arm. [[spoiler: Though it gets explained later on.]]

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** Initially, the one experiment that nearly cost Shirou an arm. [[spoiler: Though arm, though it gets explained later on.]]



** Everyone when [[spoiler:Gilgamesh opens the Gate of Babylon to an unprecedented level in chapter 41]], which notably never happened in any of Kiritsugu's visions.
** Shirou in chapter 42, when faced with [[spoiler:divine constructs]]. In this continuity, with his [[spoiler:all-seeing eyes]], [[spoiler:seeing Ea]] would mean certain death by information overload for him.

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** Everyone when [[spoiler:Gilgamesh opens the Gate of Babylon to an unprecedented level in chapter 41]], level]], which notably never happened in any of Kiritsugu's visions.
** Shirou in chapter 42, when faced with [[spoiler:divine constructs]]. In this continuity, with his [[spoiler:all-seeing eyes]], [[spoiler:seeing Ea]] would mean certain death by information overload for him.



* RuleOfCool: The only reason why Rin is able to [[BlastingitOutOfTheirHands blast the Mace of Odo out of Louvre's hands]] using a Thompson Contender firing .30-06 Springfield rounds on her first try. Also meshes with ImprobableAimingSkills.
** It also helps that Louvre [[WhatAnIdiot actually tried to block the shot with the Mace.]]

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* RuleOfCool: The only reason why Rin is able to [[BlastingitOutOfTheirHands blast the Mace of Odo out of Louvre's hands]] using a Thompson Contender firing .30-06 Springfield rounds on her first try. Also meshes with ImprobableAimingSkills. \n** It also helps that Louvre [[WhatAnIdiot actually tried to block the shot with the Mace.]]



* TakingTheHeat: Should either Church or Association authorities end up reacting to his plans for the war, Shirou has done his best to ensure that [[spoiler:all evidence, hearsay and circumstantial proof aside, would point to him and him alone, to spare his allies whatever punishment would be planned for him.]] Even [[spoiler:Luvia]], who had been nursing a severe grudge for [[spoiler:being manipulated into her role in the war]], finds this self-imposed burden tragically selfless.

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* TakeUpMySword: Merem takes over the position of [[spoiler:overseer of the Holy Grail War]] after [[spoiler:Kirei]]'s death.
* TakingTheHeat: Should either Church or Association authorities end up reacting to his plans for the war, Shirou has done his best to ensure that [[spoiler:all all evidence, hearsay and circumstantial proof aside, would point to him and him alone, to spare his allies whatever punishment would be planned for him.]] him. Even [[spoiler:Luvia]], who had has by then been nursing a severe grudge for [[spoiler:being manipulated into her role in the war]], finds this self-imposed burden tragically selfless.
1st Jul '16 3:34:57 AM darksoul4242
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* HeroicBSOD: Shirou faces two examples. First when he sees the originals of the Origin Blades for the first time, then when he sees Archer in person and peers through the whole of his life.



** In chapter 44, Shirou finally gets to know who Archer is, and his history, with a HeroicBSOD.



** Luvia reveals that standard mercenary contracts have one. Full details in chapter 44.



* TakingTheHeat: Should either Church or Association authorities end up reacting to his plans far the war, Shirou has done his best to ensure that [[spoiler:all evidence, hearsay and circumstantial proof aside, would point to him and him alone, to spare his allies whatever punishment would be planned for him.]] Even [[spoiler:Luvia]], who had been nursing a severe grudge for [[spoiler:being manipulated into her role in the war]], finds this self-imposed burden tragically selfless.

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* TakingTheHeat: Should either Church or Association authorities end up reacting to his plans far for the war, Shirou has done his best to ensure that [[spoiler:all evidence, hearsay and circumstantial proof aside, would point to him and him alone, to spare his allies whatever punishment would be planned for him.]] Even [[spoiler:Luvia]], who had been nursing a severe grudge for [[spoiler:being manipulated into her role in the war]], finds this self-imposed burden tragically selfless.
17th Jun '16 9:03:52 AM Kryptik
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* TakingTheHeat: Should either Church or Association authorities end up reacting to his plans far the war, Shirou has done his best to ensure that [[spoiler:all evidence, hearsay and circumstantial proof aside, would point to him and him alone, to spare his allies whatever punishment would be planned for him.]] Even [[spoiler:Luvia]], who had been nursing a severe grudge for [[spoiler:being manipulated into her role in the war]], finds this self-imposed burden tragically selfless.
25th May '16 8:28:23 PM darksoul4242
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Sirius tells Louvre that he's unable to make the best anti-magus Mystic Code he knows how because the materials no longer exist and he doesn't know where the ones he already made with them are. Louvre is skeptical that he doesn't know where their owners are, but Sirius says one's owner is dead and the other hasn't had an owner yet. The materials are [[spoiler:Kiritsugu's bones with his origin in them]], and the weapons made with them are the [[spoiler:Thompson Contender and Origin bullets]] owned by [[spoiler:Kiritsugu]], who's now dead, and the [[spoiler:three blades]] that are bequeathed to [[spoiler:Shirou]] but haven't been given to him yet.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Sirius tells Louvre that he's unable to make the best anti-magus Mystic Code he knows how knows, because the materials no longer exist and he doesn't know where the ones he already made with them are. Louvre is skeptical that he doesn't know where their owners are, but Sirius says one's owner is dead and the other hasn't had doesn't have an owner yet. The materials are [[spoiler:Kiritsugu's bones with his origin in them]], and the weapons made with them are the [[spoiler:Thompson Contender and Origin bullets]] owned by [[spoiler:Kiritsugu]], who's now dead, and the [[spoiler:three blades]] that are bequeathed to [[spoiler:Shirou]] but haven't been given to him yet.



* LoopholeAbuse: Used extensively by Assassin and any Servant under Witch!Caster's control. It's hinted Witch!Caster left a few loopholes unwittingly, but they're finally revealed in Chapter 42: as long as Assassin finds a way to interpret and justify his words and attitude as an open interrogation and not actual "interactive" conversation, he can technically communicate information to the enemy. Also, as long as it is technically a way of killing the enemy, he can choose a very convoluted fighting style which, while technically being lethal, will still allow his enemies leeway to survive, thus creating a stalemate.

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* LoopholeAbuse: LoopholeAbuse:
** An early instance of this is how Sirius gets himself out of the Geas contract he has with Louvre. He is forced to request one because he can't possibly [[ExactWords make the very best anti-Magus Mystic Codes he knows]] and uphold his end of the bargain. Then, [[spoiler: he manages to twist the agreement so that he is forbidden from using any Mystic Code he did not have on himself when caught. This shuts off most of his arsenal, but still leaves him with his trump card, which is fused with his own person.]]
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Used extensively by Assassin and any Servant under Witch!Caster's control. It's hinted Witch!Caster left a few loopholes unwittingly, but they're finally revealed in Chapter 42: as long as Assassin finds a way to interpret and justify his words and attitude as an open interrogation and not actual "interactive" conversation, he can technically communicate information to the enemy. Also, as long as it is technically a way of killing the enemy, he can choose a very convoluted fighting style which, while technically being lethal, will still allow his enemies leeway to survive, thus creating a stalemate.



* NoodleIncident: The many experiments Rin has performed on Shirou that went awry.

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* NoodleIncident: NoodleIncident:
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The many experiments Rin has performed on Shirou that went awry.awry.
** Initially, the one experiment that nearly cost Shirou an arm. [[spoiler: Though it gets explained later on.]]
25th May '16 8:20:29 PM darksoul4242
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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. As the 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."

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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. As the narrator states,, 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."
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