History FanFic / FromFakeDreams

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."
16th May '16 8:31:54 PM darksoul4242
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* StormOfBlades: Like his canon counterpart, Shirou is completely capable of this. Taken Up to Six during his fight with [[spoiler:Louvre]], when he traces a few hundred weapons simultaneously. Taken UpToEleven exponentially in his final battle against Gilgamesh, where he matches the Gate of Babylon when it's opened unprecedentedly wide [[and then briefly outpaces it]].

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* StormOfBlades: Like his canon counterpart, Shirou is completely capable of this. Taken Up to Six during his fight with [[spoiler:Louvre]], when he traces a few hundred weapons simultaneously. Taken UpToEleven exponentially in his final battle against Gilgamesh, where he matches the Gate of Babylon when it's opened unprecedentedly wide [[and [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome and then briefly outpaces it]].
16th May '16 8:28:45 PM darksoul4242
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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.]]]]



* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: Shirou has such a moment in chapter 43.



* NotHimself: Rin gradually realizes something is off about Archer: he hasn't used Maiya, Natalia, or any of Shirou's elemental blades; he doesn't know that [[spoiler:Shinji died]] two years beforehand; and he's perfectly willing to kill Bazett, whom he's supposed to be close with.

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* NotHimself: NotHimself:
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Rin gradually realizes something is off about Archer: he hasn't used Maiya, Natalia, or any of Shirou's elemental blades; he doesn't know that [[spoiler:Shinji died]] two years beforehand; and he's perfectly willing to kill Bazett, whom he's supposed to be close with.with.
** Sakura seems to have such moments.
* 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.]]
15th May '16 11:18:42 PM darksoul4242
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** In chapter 43, Shirou finally gets a clue [[spoiler:on his SecretIdentity assigned to him by Merem.]]


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** Witch!Caster gets one of epic proportions when [[spoiler: a quite annoyed Merem announces he will take over as overseer of the whole ritual, knows about everything she is up to, and will let her go this one time ''precisely'' because of this.]]


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** Chapter 43 gives another. [[spoiler: Kirei is dead, but Caster has stolen his seals. Ilya's maids have been killed by Caster, Sakura is about to burst from absorbing Gilgamesh, and Merem had to break the fight to avoid further casualties/catastrophes, and was forced to take over Kirei's position.]]


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*** [[spoiler: Not anymore a secret identity to Shirou as of chapter 43.]]


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* TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness: [[spoiler: The King of Rats presents himself as a facade to Crown in front of disembodied representatives of the Church and the Association, asking for a status report on the Grail War, and hinting at very nasty things for Shirou if he does not mop up the mess.]]


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* YouHaveGOTToBeKiddingMe: [[spoiler: Caster gets one such moment in chapter 43 upon realizing Shirou was friends with Merem, and she realizes he could have called a favor at about any time.]]
9th May '16 8:18:57 PM darksoul4242
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** Kirei and Kiritsugu are having a field day with Witch!Caster in chapter 40, with a lot of cryptic lines the implications of which are completely missed by her.

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** Kirei and Kiritsugu are having a field day with Witch!Caster in chapter 40, with a lot of cryptic lines lines, the implications of which are completely missed by her.
9th May '16 8:14:54 PM darksoul4242
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** In chapter 42, [[spoiler:Kiritsugu]] learns why several people know about [[spoiler:the Origin bullets and how they work]] who shouldn't.

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** In chapter 42, [[spoiler:Kiritsugu]] learns why several people know about [[spoiler:the Origin bullets and how they work]] who when they shouldn't.
9th May '16 8:14:05 PM darksoul4242
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** 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.

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** On a meta level, ThirdFang [=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.
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.
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