History Fanfic / FromFakeDreams

1st Jun '17 4:21:06 PM Fray100
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** Kiritsugu: This sword actualizes the dual concepts of "severing" and "binding". It Severs and Binds just like the Origin Bullets and the two blades mentioned above, but combined with the curse of Angra Mainyu, it hits the traget down to the very soul. Hitting someone's magecraft or essence with it can cause the target to [[DeathOfPersonality literally lose the memory of the spell that was hit]]. If it hits them directly... Well, let's just say even [[VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}} Roa]] [[DeaderThanDead wouldn't be able to escape it]]. [[spoiler:Louvre]] finds out just how terrifying it is, the hard way.

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** Kiritsugu: This sword actualizes the dual concepts of "severing" and "binding". It Severs and Binds just like the Origin Bullets and the two blades mentioned above, but combined with the curse of Angra Mainyu, it hits the traget target down to the very soul. Hitting someone's magecraft or essence with it can cause the target to [[DeathOfPersonality literally lose the memory of the spell that was hit]]. If it hits them directly... Well, let's just say even [[VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}} Roa]] [[DeaderThanDead wouldn't be able to escape it]]. [[spoiler:Louvre]] finds out just how terrifying it is, the hard way.
25th Feb '17 4:43:53 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* EvilCannotComprehendGood: Actually averted by Witch!Caster 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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* EvilCannotComprehendGood: Actually averted by Witch!Caster 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.



* GenreSavvy: Witch!Caster exhibits this in chapter 38 in regards to Shirou, finally getting the hint. Archer does much the same when Rin and Luvia finally clear up the [[WrongGenreSavvy misconceptions]] he had about the timeline. With just a basic overview of the situation, Archer is able to piece together Shirou's entire strategy and years of prep-work towards the war, and he deduces the nature of Shirou's Dead Apostle condition from a single question Rin asks him.
** [[spoiler: In Chapter 48 we see how far Witch!Caster goes in regards to pressing Shirou's ItsPersonal buttons : making it so no one can use Rule Breaker against her Servants, meddling with Sakura, resurrecting Kirei Kotomine.]]



** Barring getting her wish coming true, this is precisely what Witch!Caster will settle for: if she dies or does not get her wish, then no one gets to be happy. This is because [[GenreSavvy she figured Shirou's mindset]]. [[spoiler: Averting this is the main drive for the protagonists, and the reason for the GambitPileup in chapter 48.]]

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** Barring getting her wish coming true, this is precisely what Witch!Caster will settle for: if she dies or does not get her wish, then no one gets to be happy. This is because [[GenreSavvy she figured Shirou's mindset]].mindset. [[spoiler: Averting this is the main drive for the protagonists, and the reason for the GambitPileup in chapter 48.]]



** [[IHatePastMe Archer]] spends quite a while assuming that the years prior to the War were much like his childhood and that Shirou is an IdiotHero like he was in his youth, leading him to make logical but incorrect assumptions. He goes straight back to being [[GenreSavvy scarily accurate]] about the situation after he gets enough of his facts straightened out after [[spoiler: Rin and Luvia interrogate him in chapter 37.]]

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** [[IHatePastMe Archer]] spends quite a while assuming that the years prior to the War were much like his childhood and that Shirou is an IdiotHero like he was in his youth, leading him to make logical but incorrect assumptions. He goes straight back to being [[GenreSavvy scarily accurate]] accurate about the situation after he gets enough of his facts straightened out after [[spoiler: Rin and Luvia interrogate him in chapter 37.]]
12th Feb '17 10:10:15 PM reppuzan
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* AdaptationalBadass: To put in simply and without spoiling anything, Shirou got proper magecraft training this time around along with a bunch of other nifty toys from Kiritsugu. That's all you need to know.
12th Dec '16 5:43:51 AM darksoul4242
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** Archer gets one such moment in chapter 48 [[spoiler: when he find a way to save Sakura instead of killing her to prevent Avenger from going berserk.]]

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** Archer gets one such moment in chapter 48 [[spoiler: when he find finds a way to save Sakura instead of killing her to prevent Avenger from going berserk.]]
12th Dec '16 5:41:37 AM darksoul4242
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** Witch!Caster when [[spoiler: Rin reveals she held to Command Seals to Princess!Caster, and summoned her in the temple, stealing control of it from her, trapping her counterpart in her territory, and unleashing her very pissed dragon against her.]]

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** Witch!Caster when [[spoiler: Rin reveals she held to the Command Seals to Princess!Caster, and summoned her in the temple, stealing control of it from her, trapping her counterpart in her territory, and unleashing her very pissed dragon against her.]]
21st Nov '16 5:29:45 PM darksoul4242
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* EveryoneHasStandards: [[ByronicHero Archer]] is one of the most ruthless characters in the story, much like he is in the source material, to the point that he's willing to [[spoiler:kill his own allies]] if it means furthering his goals, but even ''he'' balks at the thought of telling Rin about [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil Sakura's]] [[DarkAndTroubledPast childhood]] in front of other people, and he flat out says that he respects Saber too much to reveal what he knows about her back-story and the circumstances behind her pseudo-Servant status. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by Luvia:

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* EveryoneHasStandards: [[ByronicHero Archer]] is one of the most ruthless characters in the story, much like he is in the source material, to the point that he's willing to [[spoiler:kill his own allies]] if it means furthering his goals, but even ''he'' balks at the thought of telling Rin about [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil Sakura's]] [[DarkAndTroubledPast childhood]] in front of other people, and he flat out says that he respects Saber too much to reveal what he knows about her back-story and the circumstances behind her pseudo-Servant status.status, and he admits that Ilya is the only person he won't betray consciously. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by Luvia:



** He gets to show he has far more standards than even himself gave credit for in chapter 48 by TakingAThirdOption when confronted with Sakura nearly going critical no thanks to Witch!Caster.



* FreakOut: Rin becomes mentally unstable upon realizing EMIYA became a Counter Guardian.

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* FreakOut: FreakOut:
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Rin becomes mentally unstable upon realizing EMIYA became a Counter Guardian.Guardian.
** Shirou also has one upon finally seeing EMIYA.



* HowMuchMoreCanHeTake: [[spoiler:Shirou]] reaches this level of damage against Gilgamesh.

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* HowMuchMoreCanHeTake: [[spoiler:Shirou]] reaches this level of damage against Gilgamesh.Gilgamesh, and against Rider and Caster afterwards.



** Witch!Caster finally gets her comeuppance in the finale of chapter 48.



* IAmNotMyFather: Shirou insists it is not his intent to become like his father, despite how he has the potential to become the next Magus Killer.

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* IAmNotMyFather: Shirou insists it is not his intent to become like his father, despite in spite of how he has the potential to become the next Magus Killer.



** And one more time when he structurally grasps Archer, and it dawns on him what Kiritsugu had been attempting to avoid.

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** And one more time when he structurally grasps Archer, and it dawns on him what just WHAT Kiritsugu had been attempting to avoid.



* NormallyIWouldBeDeadNow: Shirou tends to go through these moments quite a lot, as per {{Canon}}. [[spoiler:In the Grail War alone, he gets injured to normally-deadly levels by Berserker nearly breaking him apart when he does not have a Servant yet, Assassin blowing his heart out, his own powers backfiring on himself, Gilgamesh unleashing Gate of Babylon on him, a full-power Pegasus controlled by Rider, Rider controlled by Witch!Caster, and finally Witch!Caster herself]]. It certainly helps that he has a HealingFactor.

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* NormallyIWouldBeDeadNow: Shirou tends to go through these moments quite a lot, as per {{Canon}}. [[spoiler:In the Grail War alone, he gets injured to normally-deadly levels by Berserker nearly breaking him apart when he does not have a Servant yet, Assassin blowing his heart out, his own powers backfiring on himself, Gilgamesh unleashing Gate of Babylon on him, a full-power Pegasus controlled by Rider, Rider controlled by Witch!Caster, and finally Witch!Caster herself]]. It certainly helps that he has a very potent HealingFactor.



** Witch!Caster when [[spoiler: Rin reveals she held to Command Seals to Princess!Caster, and summoned her in the temple, stealing control of it from her, trapping her counterpart in her territory, and unleashing her very pissed dragon against her.]]



** Barring getting her wish coming true, this is what Witch!Caster will settle for: If she dies or does not get her wish, then no one gets to be happy. This is because [[GenreSavvy she figured Shirou's mindset]]. [[spoiler: Averting this is the main drive for the protagonists, and the reason for the GambitPileup in chapter 48.]]

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** Barring getting her wish coming true, this is precisely what Witch!Caster will settle for: If if she dies or does not get her wish, then no one gets to be happy. This is because [[GenreSavvy she figured Shirou's mindset]]. [[spoiler: Averting this is the main drive for the protagonists, and the reason for the GambitPileup in chapter 48.]]
20th Nov '16 10:48:09 PM darksoul4242
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* NormallyIWouldBeDeadNow: Shirou tends to go through these moments quite a lot, as per {{Canon}}. [[spoiler:In the Grail War alone, he gets injured to normally-deadly levels by Berserker nearly breaking him apart when he does not have a Servant yet, Assassin blowing his heart out, his own powers backfiring on himself, Gilgamesh unleashing Gate of Babylon on him, a full-power Pegasus controlled by Rider, Rider controlled by Witch!Caster, and finally Witch!Caster herself]]. It certainly helps that he has a HealingFactor.
20th Nov '16 7:48:38 PM darksoul4242
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* MyGreatestSecondChance: It feels like Ilya's warning to Archer has finally paid off in chapter 48. [[spoiler:He goes against his first impulse to take the least risk path, and killing Sakura as she is about to unleash a manifestation of Avenger because of Witch!Caster. As a result, he wracks his brains to find a better solution, and manages to TakeAThirdOption via a stroke of luck and the help of Rule Breaker.]]


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** Barring getting her wish coming true, this is what Witch!Caster will settle for: If she dies or does not get her wish, then no one gets to be happy. This is because [[GenreSavvy she figured Shirou's mindset]]. [[spoiler: Averting this is the main drive for the protagonists, and the reason for the GambitPileup in chapter 48.]]
19th Nov '16 9:08:31 PM darksoul4242
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* BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu: Tends to happen to Shirou quite a lot when he faces foes he should have no business fighting in close quarters, and ends up very badly wounded quite a few times because of it.



** [[spoiler: In Chapter 48 we see how far Witch!Caster goes in regards to pressing Shirou's ItsPersonal buttons : making it so no one can use Rule Breaker against her Servants, meddling with Sakura, resurrecting Kirei Kotomine.]]



** Illya briefly goes into this when faced with the idea that Shirou snuck into the Einsbern castle and rigged it with bombs without anyone knowing.

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** Illya briefly goes into this when faced with the idea that Shirou snuck into the Einsbern Einzbern castle and rigged it with bombs without anyone knowing.



** [[spoiler: Lancer's rune curse that triggers a deathmatch can be countered if someone else enacts it of their own accord.]]



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

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* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: Shirou has such a moment in chapter 43.43, and yet again in chapter 48.



* PreMortemOneLiner: In the same chapter as the aforementioned Pre-Asskicking One-Liner, from Shirou when he's [[spoiler:comparing Louvre's collection of weapons to his]].

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* PreMortemOneLiner: PreMortemOneLiner:
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In the same chapter as the aforementioned Pre-Asskicking One-Liner, from Shirou when he's [[spoiler:comparing Louvre's collection of weapons to his]].


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** In chapter 48, a magnificent one that did not get to be acted upon, but came very close.
-->''"...You, aren't very good at this."''


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** Witch!Caster sort of goes through one by the end of chapter 48.


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** Archer gets one such moment in chapter 48 [[spoiler: when he find a way to save Sakura instead of killing her to prevent Avenger from going berserk.]]
19th Nov '16 8:54:16 PM darksoul4242
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* BoomHeadshot: [[spoiler:Assassin on Witch!Caster in chapter 48.]]



** He does the same thing later on, in the middle of the Holy Grail War: Shirou successfully ropes Lorelei into covering his back in the event his machinations are revealed to the global magus community, and takes his first steps in protecting the people he cares about, by 1) contacting her ahead of everyone and letting her know more of the truth than anyone will get access to, 2) dangling the very attractive prospect of having several Servants to command, and 3) giving a very strongly implied threat that if Lorelei dares touch his {{Protectorate}}, [[BewareTheNiceOnes he will gamble everything]] [[InsaneTrollLogic to smear the achievement of her life]]. This is impressive in its own right because it's a double instance of StaringDownCthulhu, where Shirou actually [[ShameIfSomethingHappened threatens to HURT]] an EldritchAbomination to HOLD IN CHECK his very badass boss. It's more this trope than Staring Down Cthulu because it's actually used as a bargaining chip to ensure no one gets flak from Shirou's machinations.

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** He does the same thing later on, in the middle of the Holy Grail War: Shirou successfully ropes Lorelei into covering his back in the event his machinations are revealed to the global magus community, and takes his first steps in protecting the people he cares about, by 1) contacting her ahead of everyone and letting her know more of the truth than anyone will get access to, 2) dangling the very attractive prospect of having several Servants to command, and 3) giving a very strongly implied threat that if Lorelei dares touch his {{Protectorate}}, [[BewareTheNiceOnes he will gamble everything]] [[InsaneTrollLogic to smear the achievement of her life]]. This is impressive in its own right because it's a double instance of StaringDownCthulhu, where Shirou actually [[ShameIfSomethingHappened threatens to HURT]] an EldritchAbomination to HOLD IN CHECK his very badass boss. It's more this trope than Staring Down Cthulu Cthulhu because it's actually used as a bargaining chip to ensure no one gets flak from Shirou's machinations.



** Chapter 48 has quite the list too: [[spoiler:Lancer did not expect Saber to use a rune curse to get locked in deathmatch with him, Rin did not expect Kirei to be resurrected, Witch!Caster did not expect Shirou to be able to defend against Rider's full power, no one expected With!Caster to be stupid enough to mess with Avenger's curse to get at Sakura, Witch!Caster did not expect Rin to hold the Command Seals to Princess!Caster, and last of all she certainly did not expect Assassin in her workshop at the last moment.]]



** Shirou is shaping up to follow in his father's footsteps as "The Second Magus Killer" [[spoiler:after killing Louvre]]. This is not necessarily a good thing.

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** Shirou is shaping up to follow in his father's footsteps as "The Second Magus Killer" [[spoiler:after killing Louvre]]. This is not necessarily a good thing.thing, given the number of times he is compared to a monster rather than a hero.


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* GambitPileup: Chapter 48 has a very good example of one. Witch!Caster and Shirou try every trick in their repertoire to outwit each other, forcing each other to rely upon more and more flimsy backup plans.
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