History FanFic / JustAnUnorthodoxThief

13th Oct '17 11:58:56 AM Pastykake
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* ChekhovsSkill: Lupin/Assassin's most iconic Noble Phantasm is claiming ownership on any item he steals. This allows him to prevent Archer's weapons from returning to the Gate of Babylon, to use and modify [[spoiler: Lancer's weapon after he died]], and even [[spoiler: [[CrazyEnoughToWork hijack the Holy Grail itself by touching the avatar]]]].

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* ChekhovsSkill: Lupin/Assassin's most iconic Noble Phantasm is claiming ownership on of any item he steals. grabs. This allows him to prevent Archer's weapons from returning to the Gate of Babylon, to use and modify [[spoiler: Lancer's weapon after he died]], and even [[spoiler: [[CrazyEnoughToWork hijack the Holy Grail itself by touching the avatar]]]].
13th Oct '17 11:54:39 AM Pastykake
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** To protect Lupin from his father, Kirei claims that Lupin was acting on his orders in [[spoiler:killing Caster]]. He is also surprised that [[spoiler:he felt joy when he thought about sinners being punished for their crimes]]. At the climax, he reflects on how different he is from the man he was before meeting Assassin, including the fact that he has just saved someone's life when even a few days earlier he would have left them to die. (It's purely a self-serving gesture; his interests are what have changed.)

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** To protect Lupin from his father, Kirei claims that Lupin was acting on his orders in [[spoiler:killing Caster]]. He is also surprised that [[spoiler:he felt joy when he thought about sinners being punished for their crimes]]. At the climax, he reflects on how different he is from the man he was before meeting Assassin, including the fact that he Assassin. He has just saved someone's life when even a few days earlier he would have left them to die. (It's purely a self-serving gesture; his interests are what have changed.)) As he looks over the burnt out wreckage from [[spoiler:the Grail setting fire to Ryuudo Temple, the forest surrounding it, and a quarter of the city]], he muses that the old him would have derived sick pleasure from seeing it, but now he's into finer things.
9th Oct '17 8:02:53 PM Pastykake
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* ArtisticLicensePhysics: The electricity from Rider's Gordius Wheel hits several cars with "lightning-like strikes" in one scene, hitting their gas tanks and causing them to explode. In reality, when a car is struck by lightning the electricity runs in a closed circuit through the chassis until it dissipates, which is why inside a car (with closed doors) is one of the safest places to be in a thunderstorm.


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** Rider in his Gordius Wheel briefly chases Saber on her motorcycle before Saber maneuvers to throw her bike at Rider's chariot. (See Car Fu.)


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* CarFu: Saber maneuvers into the air and throws the motorcycle she's been riding at Rider. His chariot's ambient electricity hits the gas tank and explodes the bike, spooking the oxen into going to ground.


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** The electricity from Rider's Gordius Wheel hits the gas tanks of several cars in one scene, causing them to explode. It does the same to Saber's motorcycle when they get close to each other. {{Exploited|Trope}} by Saber to spook Rider's oxen into staying on the ground.
9th Oct '17 3:43:30 PM Pastykake
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** How [[spoiler:Lancer]] kicks the bucket.

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** How [[spoiler:Lancer]] kicks the bucket.[[spoiler:Lancer]]'s head is cut in half by a projectile weapon from Archer.



** [[spoiler:The almighty Gilgamesh]] is killed this way. [[DeathByIrony With bullets made of]] [[spoiler:[[DeathByIrony Lancer's stolen weapon]], no less.]]

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** [[spoiler:The almighty Gilgamesh]] is killed this way. [[DeathByIrony With bullets made of]] [[spoiler:[[DeathByIrony Lancer's [[spoiler:Lancer's stolen weapon]], no less.]]



* BrainwashedAndCrazy: The Kuken oh so much.

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* BrainwashedAndCrazy: The This is implied by what the Kuken oh so much.says in her breakdown as she lies dying.



* UnfamiliarCeiling: Happens to Sakura in Chapter 21.

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* UnfamiliarCeiling: Happens to Sakura UnfamiliarCeiling:
** [[spoiler:Sakura]] wakes up
in Chapter 21.the church after recovering from [[spoiler:having the crest worms taken out of her]]. She thinks she dreamed the night before until Risei confirms that Assassin brought her there.
** Waver wakes up in a hideout while recovering from [[spoiler:having his arm blown off]]. Rider explains where they are and why.


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* WakingUpElsewhere: Irisviel wakes up in a hideout and learns she's been kidnapped by Assassin and Kirei.
6th Oct '17 8:12:04 PM Pastykake
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* BigEntrance: Invoked by Rider, who enters a warehouse by crashing a truck through the wall.


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* DrivingIntoATruck: Implied. Assassin drives away from a bank heist and is next seen with the getaway car in the truck he has Kirei driving.


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* StuffBlowingUp:
** Assassin and Kirei's hideout is blown up by a bomb and a follow-up RPG.
** When Rider crashes a truck through a wall, it blows up soon after.
6th Oct '17 7:49:21 PM Pastykake
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* GutFeeling: How Fujiko realizes that Lupin is, well, [[BackFromTheDead Lupin.]] Which leads to this gem:

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* GutFeeling: How This is how Fujiko realizes that Lupin is, well, is [[BackFromTheDead Lupin.]] Which really Lupin]], which leads to this gem:



** Zenigata and the police show up just when Lupin, Jigen, Kirei, and Taiga are surrounded by Pycal's men and about to be shot down.



** Assassin's solution to Caster's regenerating familiars.

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** This is Assassin's solution to Caster's regenerating familiars.



** [[WouldHurtAChild Caster]] is this to the point where his very presence causes a complete ''GenreShift''!

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** [[WouldHurtAChild Caster]] is this to the point where his very presence causes a complete ''GenreShift''!GenreShift.



** The Count and the Owls of Minerva by dint of being {{Combat Pragmatist}}s to the core.

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** The Count and the Owls of Minerva are this by dint of being {{Combat Pragmatist}}s to the core.



* LaserGuidedAmnesia: How Risei hides the Holy Grail War.

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* LaserGuidedAmnesia: How Risei hides the Holy Grail War.War by erasing the memories of any normal people who learn about it.
6th Oct '17 7:42:41 PM Pastykake
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* FlatWhat: Waver gives one when Rider declares his intention to get Daisuke Jigen to join his army.

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* FlatWhat: Waver gives one has this reaction when Rider declares his intention intent to get Daisuke Jigen to join his army.army. In the same chapter, Pycal reacts this way when Zenigata [[SmallNameBigEgo doesn't know who he is]].



* GambitPileup: Lupin and the Owls of Minerva are the main Chessmasters in this fic, though every other Master/Servant pair have plans of their own.



* ShameIfSomethingHappened: Risei regretfully tells Kirei and Assassin that he has no choice but to [[spoiler:give Sakura back to Zouken]] if Zouken arrives at the church--keyword being ''arrive'' at the church. Risei will be perfectly happy to look the other way if something "unfortunate" happens to Zouken before he reaches the church.

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* ShameIfSomethingHappened: Risei regretfully tells Kirei and Assassin that Zouken is coming and he has no choice but to [[spoiler:give Sakura back to Zouken]] if Zouken arrives at the church--keyword being ''arrive'' at the church. Risei will be perfectly happy to look the other way if something "unfortunate" happens to Zouken before he reaches the church.front door.
6th Oct '17 1:59:34 PM Pastykake
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* AgonyOfTheFeet: While dueling with [[spoiler:Saber]], [[spoiler:Assassin]] winds up impaling his foot after stepping on a piece of his ''own' broken weapon. Cue him comically jumping around on his good foot while trying to remove the offending part. [[spoiler:Saber]] has a rather difficult time keeping a straight face at this.

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* AgonyOfTheFeet: While dueling with [[spoiler:Saber]], [[spoiler:Assassin]] winds up impaling his foot after stepping on a piece of his ''own' own broken weapon. Cue him comically jumping around on his good foot while trying to remove the offending part. [[spoiler:Saber]] has a rather difficult time keeping a straight face at this.



* CameBackStrong: Lupin, of course.

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* CameBackStrong: Lupin, of course.being a Servant, has come back to life stronger and with greater abilities than he had before he died.



** Saber gradually lets go of her ideals throughout the course of the war. She takes her first step when she defeats Caster using what she considers dishonorable methods, forsaking her chivalry for a greater good. Later on, Lupin forces her to take a hard look at herself when they argue about her wish. She then falls prey to a Fantastic Drug (see below), faces her demons during her trip, and comes out of it with a changed philosophy and not chained down by her chivalrous ideals. By the end of the war, she's willing to do whatever she has to in order to get the Holy Grail, even strike her opponents from behind, or strangle them to death.

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** Saber gradually lets go of her ideals throughout the course of the war. She takes her first step when she defeats Caster using what she considers dishonorable methods, forsaking her chivalry for a greater good. Then, she reluctantly uses a gun to kill her opponent when using her sword would reveal the supernatural to the lawman she's fighting alongside. Later on, Lupin forces her to take a hard look at herself when they argue about her wish. She then falls prey to a Fantastic Drug (see below), faces her demons during her trip, and comes out of it with a changed philosophy and not chained down by her chivalrous ideals. By the end of the war, she's willing to do whatever she has to in order to get the Holy Grail, even strike her opponents from behind, or strangle them to death.



* DeathByIrony: [[spoiler:Emiya Kiritsugu, the gun using Magus Killer and assassin, is killed by an assassin with a gun.]]
* DefeatByModesty: Goemon cuts off the clothes of police officers, forcing them to run away as a result.
* DestroyTheEvidence: The entire [[spoiler:Owls of Minerva hideout]] was rigged with incendiary explosives to prevent information from falling into enemy hands.

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* DeathByIrony: [[spoiler:Emiya Kiritsugu, the gun using gun-using Magus Killer and assassin, is killed by an assassin with a gun.]]
* DefeatByModesty: Goemon cuts off the clothes of a couple police officers, forcing them to run away as a result.
* DestroyTheEvidence: The entire [[spoiler:Owls of Minerva hideout]] was rigged with incendiary explosives to prevent information about their crimes from falling into enemy hands.
15th Aug '17 3:12:11 PM Kishou
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* ItOnlyWorksOnce: Assassin's ''Better Luck Next Time'' Noble Phantasm works like this. Lancer nearly kills him when he figures that out by going for the same fatal strike again.

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* ItOnlyWorksOnce: Assassin's ''Better Luck Next Time'' Noble Phantasm works like this.this, once a day. Lancer nearly kills him when he figures that out by going for the same fatal strike again.



* LoveMakesYouDumb: Kayneth loves his fiancée. When she goads him into attacking an enemy who outclasses him, he doesn't realize this nor that the woman in front of him is an imposter because he's blinded by the desire to impress her. It almost makes [[SmugSnake Kayneth]] sympathetic.

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* LoveMakesYouDumb: Kayneth loves his fiancée.fiancé Sola. When she goads him into attacking an enemy who outclasses him, he doesn't realize this nor that the woman in front of him is an imposter because he's blinded by the desire to impress her. It almost makes [[SmugSnake Kayneth]] sympathetic.



** [[spoiler:Jigen]] specifically calls Lupin to bring some smokes after the war is over, and quietly passes away as they talk.



* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech:
** Lupin gives one to Lancer regarding his complete obedience to his Code of Chivalry and honor.
** Lupin delivers an awesome one to Zouken:
---> '''Assassin:''' All this is pointless in the end, don't you see that? Even if ya demanded to [[spoiler:have Sakura back]], it wouldn't last. Pops and the cops are lookin' for ya, and I don't think that the old man is going to completely cover for ya. If anything he will wipe their memories of any magic-related stuff and make you up to be just some sick old rapist. That alone will make them relinquish you as Sakura's legal guardian, and hunt you down to take her from you. And even if you were to avoid them and try to start fresh, the terms of the geis wouldn't hold because the stick in the mud signed off Sakura to ''Matou Zouken'', and no one else. You're disgraced and alone, so why bother tryin' to [[spoiler:get her back]]? Because of pride. [[SoreLoser Ya hate losin']], because you haven't lost in a long time have ya? You so desperately want to save this plan because you know that without Sakura or Kariya, you and your family are finished. And once your family is gone, you'll wither away and die. Face it. You're just an old, sick, and stubborn man who has lived too damn long for a goal he probably doesn't even remember. All you're doin' is torturing a child and beatin' a sick man who can't defend himself anymore. Tell me, 'cause I'm actually a little curious... what does that even accomplish?
** Lupin gives one to [[spoiler:Pycal]] about his delusions of grandeur and self-importance.
** Lupin is on the ''receiving'' end of one in Saber's mind when she's [[spoiler: beating him to a pulp with her bare hands]].
--> '''Saber:''' ''Tell me Lupin the Third… Did you think I spent the time before I was King of Camelot sitting on a horse or throne while my Knights bled and died on my behalf? Before I became the king of anything… Before I became anything close to a knight… Before I took my oath to uphold the code of chivalry... I learned how to fight. Perhaps it's true that I was too inflexible and if I had been willing to compromise my values earlier things would have been different… But that does not make me weak or helpless, or naive. The King of Knights… that is my title. I earned it through my struggles. But you? 'Emperor of Thieves'... A self-proclaimed title. One more suited for your grandfather. I hope you remember this. I hope you're realizing something right now. You're a hundred years too early to think you can treat me as a simple distraction or a foolish girl, '''you little punk'''.''
** Lupin gives one to the Count when the latter's identity is revealed and he has ranted about his motives.

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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech:
** Lupin gives one
TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Lupin/Assassin loves dishing these out to his enemies. They include Lancer regarding his complete obedience to his Code of Chivalry on real chivalry and honor.
** Lupin delivers an awesome one
honor, a critique to Zouken:
---> '''Assassin:''' All this is pointless in the end, don't you see that? Even if ya demanded to [[spoiler:have Sakura back]], it wouldn't last. Pops and the cops are lookin' for ya, and I don't think that the old man is going to completely cover for ya. If anything he will wipe their memories of any magic-related stuff and make you up to be just some sick old rapist. That alone will make them relinquish you as Sakura's legal guardian, and hunt you down to take her from you. And even if you were to avoid them and try to start fresh, the terms of the geis wouldn't hold because the stick in the mud signed off Sakura to ''Matou Zouken'', and no one else. You're disgraced and alone, so why bother tryin' to [[spoiler:get her back]]? Because of pride. [[SoreLoser Ya hate losin']], because you haven't lost in a long time have ya? You so desperately want to save this plan because you know that without Sakura or Kariya, you and your family are finished. And once your family is gone, you'll wither away and die. Face it. You're just an old, sick, and stubborn man
Zouken who has lived too damn long for a goal he probably doesn't take losing control well, how the Count was hiding from his real intentions, and even remember. All you're doin' is torturing a child and beatin' a sick man who can't defend himself anymore. Tell me, 'cause I'm actually a little curious... what does that even accomplish?
** Lupin gives one to [[spoiler:Pycal]] about
Pycal on his delusions of grandeur and self-importance.
** Lupin is
grandeur. That said, Assassin's also the on the ''receiving'' receiving end of one in Saber's mind when she's [[spoiler: beating him to a pulp with her bare hands]].
--> '''Saber:''' ''Tell me Lupin the Third… Did you think I spent the time before I was King of Camelot sitting on a horse or throne while my Knights bled and died on my behalf? Before I became the king of anything… Before I became anything close to a knight… Before I took my oath to uphold the code of chivalry... I learned how to fight. Perhaps it's true that I was too inflexible and if I had been willing to compromise my values earlier things would have been different… But that does not make me weak or helpless, or naive. The King of Knights… that is my title. I earned it through my struggles. But you? 'Emperor of Thieves'... A self-proclaimed title. One more suited for your grandfather. I hope you remember this. I hope you're realizing something right now. You're a hundred years too early to think you can treat me as a simple distraction or a foolish girl, '''you little punk'''.''
** Lupin gives one to the Count when the latter's identity is revealed and he has ranted about his motives.
internal monologue during their second duel.



** The last two chapters all have hints from [[WesternAnimation/LupinIIITheItalianAdventure Part IV]], from Lupin's blue jacket, the introduction of Agent Nyx, and Lupin deciding to marry Rebecca Rossellini.



* SpannerInTheWorks: One of Assassin's current goals in non-life is to screw up canon as much as possible.
* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler:Ryuunosuke]], though in his case that's only so that Zenigata can arrest him.

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* SpannerInTheWorks: One of Assassin's current goals in non-life is to screw up canon as much as possible.
* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler:Ryuunosuke]], though in [[spoiler: Ryuunosuke, Kayneth and Tokiomi]] survive the war, but ultimately come off worse than they had been dead. [[spoiler: Ryuunosuke was arrested and on death's row, and Tokiomi was also arrested for conspiracy and supposed trafficking charges that left his case that's family name tarnished. The only so that Zenigata can arrest him.one better off is Kayneth who came back a hero of the Holy Grail War, but is still miserable with his love life.]]
15th Aug '17 1:00:59 PM Anthurak
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* PsychoRangers: Inverted. In the epilogue, Zenigata's team closely mirrors Lupin's old gang: [[spoiler: A [[TheLancer Right-hand man]] named Daisuke (Daisuke Akimi), a [[MasterSwordsman Master Swords(wo)man]] (Saber) and a young woman with exotic abilities (Rin).]]
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