The characters of ''Anime/FatePrototype'', [[WhatCouldHaveBeen the original concept of]] ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'':



[[folder: Ayaka Sajyou]]
!!!Voiced by Creator/KanaHanazawa
The Seventh Master, with the title of Princes. The daughter of a magus, her father and older sister Manaka died in the previous Holy Grail War and she now lives by herself. Suffers from low self-esteem and low talent in her family's magic. Summons the Servant Saber after being attacked by Lancer.

* AnimalMotifs: Crows; in the OVA she's seen attacking with black feathers.
* AdaptationDyeJob: Eye variation from black to blue.
* BloodMagic: Her father had ordered her to sacrifice an animal each morning. Unable to do so, she uses her own blood as a substitute.
* ButNotTooForeign: It's mentioned in the prequel series that she and Manaka are actually half-British through their mother.
* CainAndAbel: The Abel.
* TheCameo: First appeared in a [[AllThereInTheManual material book]] known as "Character Material", and also made an appearance in a {{Yonkoma}} SpinOff called ''Fate/school life''
* {{Expy}}: Ayaka basically serves as the basis for three characters in FSN. Namely Shirou, Rin, and Sakura. To wit;
** Much like Shirou, she's the Master of Saber, one of the strongest Servants in the Holy Grail War, who also happened to serve a relative of theirs in the past war. Arthur is also hampered by the fact that Ayaka is one of the weakest Masters, same way how Artoria is hampered by Shirou's own ineptitude as a Master. Outside of their story roles, she's also a specialist type of magus whose talent lies in a field of magecraft that is considered basics for most magi [[note]]Projection for Shirou, Formalcraft for Ayaka[[/note]] and both only really discover said talent through someone spurring them on. [[note]]EMIYA and Arthur respectively[[/note]]
** In regards to Rin, she's the daughter of a magus family that was torn apart thanks to the past Holy Grail War, ending up an orphan as a result and living in BigFancyHouse by herself all the while being acquainted with a Catholic Priest who later turns on her. Physically, she and Rin even look similar to each other. The latter even wears glasses at times, increasing said resemblance. Both also use "magic bullet" like attacks [[note]]Gandr shots for Rin, Black Feathers for Ayaka[[/note]] and live a dual life of being a struggling magus and a student. It's even stated in material that Ayaka's initial relationship with Saber resembles the one Rin would have with Archer.
** As for Sakura, Ayaka happens to be the second daughter of her family much like her and has low self-esteem thanks to her much more talented older sister. Ayaka also gets sick at one point, much like how Sakura gets sick during ''Heaven's Feel''.
* FeatherMotif: Her crow feathers that she used for offensive spells, and that she bears a Command Seal that resembles a single feather.
* TheGlassesComeOff: It's clear this happens in the OVA.
* GreenThumb: Shows some of this in the OVA.
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: She thinks that being average is a flaw. Considering her sister was much more talented than her as a magus, it's not hard to see where she's coming from.
* LargeHam: In the DramaCD at least, as a consequence of her being the only [[StraightMan straight woman]] there. It must be heard to be believed.
* MagikarpPower: She is unskilled in her family's native magic, but on Saber's suggestion she tries Formalcraft (which she describes as "thaumaturgy for dummies"). She finds that she has a natural talent for it, though what exactly that entails is left unclear.
* {{Meganekko}}: A charmingly pretty girl who uses glasses.
* MinorLivingAlone: Since the rest of her family is dead, she lives by herself.
* ParentalAbandonment: Her father is dead [[spoiler: by the hands of her sister Manaka]], and her mother is mentioned in the prequel novels to have passed away some time after giving birth to Ayaka.
* ShrinkingViolet: She is ''painfully'' shy and lacking in confidence at the start of the story, in a fashion similar to Sakura in the published ''F/SN''.
* WorldsMostBeautifulWoman: According to [[LoveAtFirstSight Archer,]] who considers her more beautiful than all the women of Uruk.

[[folder: Misaya Reiroukan]]
!!!Voiced by Creator/ChiwaSaito

The Second Master, with the title of Cherubim. She is under a curse that eventually takes her life. Her Servant is Lancer.
* {{Curse}}: Was a victim of one as a kid [[spoiler: which is said to come from her father, who casted it while dying ''"Die if you do not become a Master and get the Grail"''.]] [[spoiler: It wasn't that easy: he apparently was mindcontrolled into cursing her, then attempted to undo the curse with no success, and then was killed by the real culprit: Paracelsus, who betrayed the Reiroukans and put the mindcontrol on his master. Misaya later fell victim to it.]]
* DisappearedDad: Her father also was in the last Holy War, and died in it.
* {{Expy}}: While Ayaka is the actual character prototype of Rin Tohsaka, Misaya is the prototype of the ''role'' Rin would later hold - which makes it amusing that Rin was saved by her canon's Lancer. At the same time, her [[spoiler: YourDaysAreNumbered status is seemingly carried over to the eventual fate of Illyasviel von Einzbern (homunculus with a limited lifespan)]].
* {{Hellhound}}: Her familiars are black dogs.
* PowerGivesYouWings: Seen with six wings in the OVA.
* SpeaksFluentAnimal: [[AllThereInTheManual According to the manual]].
* YouRemindMeOfX: She reminds Lancer of his mentor, [[spoiler:Scathach]]. Likewise, when said mentor became playable in ''VideoGame/FateGrandOrder'', her profile noted that she has a similar demeanor to a certain magus from Tokyo.
* YourDaysAreNumbered: The effects of her curse.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Both in her normal clothes and her school uniform.

[[folder: Sancraid Phahn]]
!!!Voiced by TakehitoKoyasu

The Absolute Void master, with the title of Absence. Supposedly a member of the Church's Assembly of the 8th Sacrement, he is in fact a member of an organization known as the [[UsefulNotes/TheKnightsTemplar Order of the Templars]] (presumably a splinter group) and is one of their top heretic hunters. His title comes from the fact that he's actually an anomaly in the Holy Grail War, being the eighth Master out of seven. His Servant is Berserker, [[spoiler: and he later steals Ayaka's Command Seal and gains control of Saber. Ayaka then teams up with Lancer, who has just lost his Master.]]
* ChurchMilitant: He's actually not part of the Church, but he still hunts "heretics".
* {{Expy}}: He would eventually evolve into the character of Kirei Kotomine, although "the priest" underwent the heaviest revisions of almost anyone out of the Proto cast on the way to ''F/SN''; Kirei shares very few character elements with Sancraid.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Once he reveals his true colors, he seems rather jovial, but his comments are ''incisively'' hateful.
* LaughingMad: Once he reveals his true intentions.
* NumerologicalMotif: The number 8.
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: "I detest Asians, especially the Japanese."
* SlasherSmile: Sports an amazing one during the montage sequence of the extended trailer.

[[folder: Manaka Sajyou]]
!!!Voiced by Creator/AkiToyosaki

The First Master, with the title of Seraphim. The older sister of Ayaka, she had immense talent as a magus, and participated in the previous Holy Grail War eight years ago. Unfortunately, since she was connected to the Root since birth, she was also completely insane. Although she was killed by [[spoiler: her own Servant]] during the war, she was resurrected by the Grail. Her prior Servant was Saber, and her current Servant is the Beast.
* {{Adorkable}}: Surprisingly, Manaka can be this as seen during one scene in the prequels where Saber gives her a kiss on the forehead, [[LuminescentBlush to which she reacts with embarrassment befitting a girl her age]].
* TheAntiChrist: Strongly suggested to be one due to being called Potnia Theron, compared to evil dragons, having a Beast related attribute that makes her the master of ''all the Beasts'', and how she plans on bringing about the world Arthur wishes for by using the Beast summoned by the Grail to kill most of humanity.
* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler: After Saber kills her at the end of the First War, she somehow revives later on. How exactly has yet to be elaborated upon either, as lore indicates that true resurrection of the dead is near impossible unless through some specific means]].
* BigBad: She drives forward both the plot of ''Prototype'' and ''Fragments'' and she's responsible for quite a few heinous actions.
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Sees nothing wrong in [[spoiler: sacrificing her father, Ayaka, and numerous little girls to the Holy Grail in order to power it.]] All for the sake of her achieving her beloved Saber's wish.
* ButNotTooForeign: It's mentioned in the prequel series that she and Ayaka are actually half-British through their mother. This would explain her blonde hair in contrast to both her father and sister.
* CainAndAbel: The Cain.
* CameBackWrong: The twist is that she was already wrong to begin with.
* ChildProdigy: Assuming she wasn't a homunculus or something similar. It's noted that she has an innate connection to [[AkashicRecords the Root]], and that she had few magic circuits in her but they were ''absolutely'' unrivaled in regards to quality.
* CombatTentacles: She can use [[spoiler: the contents of the Greater Grail]] that way.
* TheCorrupter: Being around her can make servants do questionable things or even betray their beliefs. Fragments [[spoiler: Assassin]] and [[spoiler: Caster]] both do things far worse than they normally would do while serving her.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: As seen in the image. Though during ''Fragments'', she does typically wear cute pumps.
* ElegantGothicLolita: Her dress looks a LOT like a Sweet Lolita one.
* EnfantTerrible: She did all her horrible past deeds before turning 14.
* {{Expy}}:
** She was split into Ilya [[note]]younger than she looks, pale and cute but still dangerous and with a warped sense of affection[[/note]] and [[spoiler: Dark Sakura]] [[note]](connection to [[spoiler: the Grail]])[[/note]], and some parts of her backstory were incorporated into Kotomine[[note]](being revived [[spoiler: by the Grail]])[[/note]], [[LightNovel/KaraNoKyoukai Ryougi Shiki]] and [[VisualNovel/TsukiHime Aoko Aozaki]] [[note]](innate connection to the Root and having few but super efficient circuits, respectively)[[/note]].
** In a sense, she's also one for Altrouge Brunestud. Both have a "sister" they have a bad relationship with, and both act as the master [[spoiler:of the fourth Beast]].
* FeminineWomenCanCook: Some time before the Grail War took place, since their mother passed away after Ayaka's birth. From then on, the very girlish Manaka handled most of the housework; she's certainly seen [[ making breakfast]] in some illustrations.
* ForTheEvulz: This seems to be her motivation. Manaka's bored and tired of these stories about the Grail granting wishes, and none of them are actually super true anyway, so she desires to fulfill its actual purpose: raising the Beast! Oh, and she also [[LoveMakesYouEvil wants to give her beloved Saber his wish]].
* GigglingVillain
* GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler:When Saber [[BodyguardBetrayal rebelled against Manaka's orders]] and stabbed her to death in the First War, she couldn't properly process it, and thus died smiling sweetly at him.]]
* InTheBack: How [[spoiler:her Servant]] in the first war killed her.
* LadyAndKnight: She wants to be the Black Lady to Saber's KnightInShiningArmor. '''Badly'''.
* LoveAtFirstSight: Revealed to be the case with her towards Saber. Having foreseen her meeting with him at some point, she held expectations of her ''destined one'' and was more than happy to see that he exceeded them.
** LoveMakesYouEvil: Her meeting Saber is also the reason why she would later go on to commit the atrocities she does in the story. All for the sake of her beloved prince...
* NightmareFetishist: What pre-teen/teen girl would describe her love for "her prince" to what she'd feel if her intestines were pulled out of her stomach?
* OlderThanTheyLook: She's six years older than Ayaka, but she still attains her appearance of a 14 year old since she died at that age.
* TheOmnipotent: Referred to as such during Fragments. This is due to her innate connection to the Root since birth, a trait shared only by none other than [[LightNovel/KaraNoKyoukai Ryougi Shiki]], whose third personality is considered to be omnipotent as well. If not due to certain restrictions, Manaka actually has the capacity to grant Saber's wish herself.
* PoweredByAForsakenChild: [[spoiler:Sacrificed girls and her own father to the Holy Grail. She would have sacrificed Ayaka if Saber hadn't stopped her.]]
* PsychicAssistedSuicide: [[spoiler:During the first war, she ''forced'' numerous little girls to sacrifice themselves to the Grail as fuel for it so that she doesn't have to give up Saber himself.]]
* RedBaron: She is referred to as ''Potnia Theron'' by numerous characters due to her powers. Brynhild also refers to her as an Evil Dragon.
* SelfMadeOrphan: [[spoiler:Killed her own father, as said above, and sacrificed him to the Grail.]]
* ShamelessFanserviceGirl: Her standard outfit in ''Proto'' proper is still the same dress she wore during the First War. Only unbuttoned and off the shoulders to reveal her Master Degree of Seraphim on her chest. Convenient angles prevent it from going into full on [[NippledAndDimed exposure]].
** And of course, this also treads into FanDisservice territory, given the aforementioned ''emphasized open wound'' on her chest, which is described as still bleeding, along with her dress being ''drenched in blood''.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: [[AlternateCharacterReading In Japanese her name can either be read as Manaka or Aika.]] Canon material goes for Manaka instead.
* SpotOfTea: In the OVA, she and Saber are seen having tea and discussing strategies.
* VillainProtagonist: ''Fragments'' is '''her''' story, in a sense, just like present ''Prototype'' is Ayaka's.
* WoundThatWillNotHeal: The one on her torso and back. Apparently, ''it still bleeds''.
* {{Yandere}}: For Saber. She was willing to kill her own sister just because Saber had talked with her.

[[folder: Isemi]]
!!!Voiced by Creator/MegumiOgata
The Third Master, with the Title of Thrones. Isemi is the youngest of the Masters, being just 10 years old. [[spoiler: He's already dead, having succumbed to experimentation and the strain of bringing Rider to this world. Rider's wish is to revive him.]]

* AscendedExtra: Was only mentioned in the author's notes of the novel, but was seen in the anime.
* GoOutWithASmile:[[ As seen here]].
* IllBoy: [[spoiler: More exactly, [[PlayingwithSyringes the victim of a "chimerization" experiment]] coming after the Fifth War, apparently performed by having Manaka implant a "beast" in his body. By the time he fully summoned Rider, poor Isemi was kept alive solely by medical machinery ''and'' so weakened that he suffered pain from things as normal for us as breathing and his own heartbeat; and lasted only one week before he kicked it.]]
* NiceGuy: That's more or less how he won over Rider's trust and respect. [[spoiler: And maybe ''two'' Riders, if he ''is'' the gentle boy that Ramesses!Rider met in ''Fragments...''.]]
* NoNameGiven: In the OVA, but his name was revealed in the [[AllThereInTheManual fanbook]] and along with some hints in the Prequel's Special Act [[spoiler: where he's implied to have met the ''previous'' Rider.]]
* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: [[spoiler: The kid was ''that'' gentle and ''that'' doomed.]]
* WalkingSpoiler: And how.

[[folder: Saber (King Arthur)]]
!!!Voiced by Creator/TakahiroSakurai

The Servant of Ayaka Sajyou. A heroic individual with a strong sense of justice. Has made it his mission to protect Ayaka. Was the Servant of Manaka Sajyou in the previous Holy Grail War.
* BlowYouAway: Invisible Air has the ability to do this.
* BodyguardBetrayal: [[spoiler: When he realized Manaka's ''actual'' intentions in the former War, he killed her.]]
* DeclarationOfProtection: Not long after Ayaka summons him, he says he'll protect her.
* DecompositeCharacter: Being ''the'' original concept for Saber, his original Character Material Portrait shows him wearing plated armor, blue clothing and with a white kilt jutting below from it, suggesting where Artoria's look would evolve from, at the same time appearing as a PaletteSwap of what Gilgamesh will eventually wear.
** CompositeCharacter: At the same time, his subsequent iteration in the OVA, shows him heavily armored yet wearing purple-to-dark-blue flowing robes--borrowing a bit from the color scheme of [[LightNovel/FateApocrypha Jeanne d'Arc]].
* {{Expy}}: He's more like Shirou than his female counterpart - he notably ''smiles'' at Ayaka when he's first summoned, and says he's there to protect her.[[note]]Compare the female Saber, who stoically asks Shirou if he is her Master. Significantly, [[AngstWhatAngst he also doesn't seem to have any lingering regrets about his rule of Britain]] unlike the ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' Saber, which harkens a lot more from Shirou in the ''Unlimited Blade Works'' route--[[TheAntiNihilist he may be less-naive about the world and heroism, but he holds on to his ideals anyway]]. [[/note]] He also has some traits in common with Archer and his relationship with Ayaka is even described as being similar to that of Rin and Archer - at least at first.
* TheGadfly: Apparently a bit, since he is shown stealing Ayaka's glasses despite her protests.
* TheHero: Both the main character of Prototype and Fragments
* IAmNotLeftHanded: Excalibur-''Proto'' differs in what we eventually get in that there are 13 restraining seals to its full powers[[note]]in reference to the 13 Knights of the Round Table, Arthur himself included[[/note]]. To see more, see PowerLimiter below.
* IdiotHair: Not immediately noticeable compared to Artoria's, but it's there.
* InTheHood: His Servant attire features one. Most notably he puts it on when he [[spoiler: killed Manaka and unleashes Excalibur-Proto on the partially awakened Beast of Revelation at the end of Fragments]].
* KnightInShiningArmor: Particularly for Ayaka.
* PowerLimiter: Unlike Artoria's Excalibur, Excalibur-Proto's power is restrained by Thirteen Seals. Over seven of them need to be lifted before it could be used, with its full potential requiring all thirteen. Though even with just six seals released, Arthur is still able to use its power. These are the conditions that have been revealed so far, each set by a member of the Round Table including Arthur himself:
** ''"The battle must be an honorable one."'' - ???[[note]]''Fate/Grand Order'' implies this might be Gareth[[/note]]
** ''"Thou must be fighting someone stronger than yourself."'' - Bedivere
** ''"Thou must be fighting one on one."'' - Palamedes.
** ''"Thou must not be fighting against an Elemental."'' - Lancelot.
** ''"Thou must be fighting against evil."'' - Mordred.
** ''"Thou must be fighting without self-interest."'' - Galahad.
** ''"Thou must be fighting to save the world."'' - Arthur.
* RazorWind: Invisible Air, the very same one that Artoria would use herself.
* SuperpoweredEvilSide: [[spoiler: As some point he would be corrupted by Sancraid Phahn when he steals Ayaka's Command Seal, becoming the prototype to Saber Alter and served as the base for FSN-Gilgamesh's personality.]]
* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong: Much like [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Artoria]], Saber desires to save Britain. But as revealed in the prequel novels, the way he goes about it actually helps differentiate the two. Whereas Artoria initially wishes to redo her rule and later changes it to wishing someone else had become King, Arthur desires to create "an eternal kingdom of peace where the people no longer have to suffer".
* WaistcoatOfStyle: As Manaka's Servant, he wore a black vest with his [[BadassInANiceSuit dark suit]] in the Spin-off Novel--something [[BadassInANiceSuit Saber herself would similarly do]] in the [[LightNovel/FateZero Fourth Holy Grail War]]. This contrasts with him wearing rather informal civilian clothing as Ayaka's Servant.
* WaveMotionSword: It wouldn't be King Arthur without ''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis EX...]] [[CallingYourAttacks CALIBUUUURRRRR]]!!!'' Based on the OVA, this Saber's Excalibur is way more powerful than what we eventually get, considering it seemingly levels an entire city block in its wake, which is stated to have been at half power. His is also EX ranked compared to Artoria's A++ rank.
* WouldHitAGirl: He actually [[spoiler: killed Manaka, back then a CreepyChild no older than 14]], after [[spoiler: finding out she was an OmnicidalManiac with some gruesome plans for the world.]]

[[folder: Archer (Gilgamesh)]]
!!!Voiced by YuuichiNakamura

The Servant of the Fifth Master, he is interested in proving himself the strongest and battling other heroes. Acts as a rival to Saber and is smitten with Ayaka.
* BadassBoast: Declares himself the most powerful hero in existence during the OVA.
* BlingOfWar: [[WalkingShirtlessScene While exposing his top]], Proto-Gilgamesh's Servant attire actually comes off as just as fancy, if not even more so, than FSN-Gilgamesh by being more intricately designed in comparison.
* BloodKnight: In comparison to his FSN-Gilgamesh, he's thrilled at the idea of the Holy Grail War, where various heroes of legend get to do battle against each other for the sake of the ultimate prize.
* {{Expy}}:
** He's essentially a composite of ''two'' Archers from the final work: while he eventually mutated into the Gilgamesh we all know and love, he also has elements of the primary Archer, being a dual-wielder who makes an epic stand against Berserker.
** He also has a bit in common with [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight FSN-Lancer]], being a combat-lover and all.
* FriendlyEnemy: With Saber. If the OVA is any indication, he does seem to conduct himself on equal footing with Saber/King Arthur, in contrast to [[SmugSuper his colossal haughtiness against almost everyone]] in ''F/SN''.
* HyperspaceArsenal: Bab-ilu: Key of the King's Law, allows him to access his endless treasury.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: While he's still arrogant and possessive of Ayaka, he gives Saber an elixir that can cure any poison or disease so he can cure Ayaka (not without a fight, because hey, it ''is'' the Holy Grail War and Gil loves fighting Saber, but he's still perfectly willing to part with it ''and'' even if Saber had lost, it's all but certain Archer would've gone and tended to Ayaka anyway) and just in general he seems a lot more sensible than his ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' counterpart.
* LargeHam: It wouldn't be Gilgamesh if he wasn't one.
* LoveAtFirstSight: With Ayaka, he claims she's more beautiful than the women of his own kingdom. Unlike his ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' counterpart, he doesn't act like Ayaka is a possession, and in fact tries to court her. This is probably why ''F/SN'' Gil is often mentioned as having surprisingly high compatibility with Rin in supplementary materials, and relatedly why Ishtar appears looking like Rin in ''Grand Order'' - it's all echoes of Gil's attraction to Ayaka.
* OhCrap: His reaction in a nutshell when he realizes that Saber survived his Noble Phantasm being unleashed in the OVA.
* TheNicknamer: Calls Saber "Holy Blade Wielder".
* StormOfBlades: As to be expected. Though Proto-Archer's version is somewhat limited to ten-portals that float beside him and fire out weapons in a rotating volley much like a Gatling Gun.
* SwissArmyWeapon: Enki, which normally functions as a pair of dual swords and act as a bow when both swords are joined together at the pommel. They can also turn into a pair of Tonfa-Style weapons as revealed in material.
* ReadingsAreOffTheScale: His Noble Phantasm, [[TheGreatFlood ''Enki: Sword of the End'']] is an EX ranked Noble Phantasm capable of flooding the entire world.[[note]] Which is a reference to the [[Literature/TheEpicOfGilgamesh Surge of Utnapishtim]]. This later gives rise to [[InfinityPlusOneSword Ea's]] Enuma Elish attack in ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' and ''LightNovel/FateZero'' as an attack capable of destroying the world.[[/note]]

[[folder: Lancer (Cu Chulainn)]]
!!!Voiced by Creator/KazuyaNakai

The Servant of Misaya Reiroukan. Tracks down Ayaka at the beginning of the story, which causes her to summon Saber. [[spoiler: Eventually teams up with Ayaka when his Master dies and Saber is stolen from Ayaka.]]
* AnimalMotif: Of a Hunting Dog much like his counterpart, but he's a bit closer to a wolf (even wears a protective amulet in shape of a wolf's head with a crescent moon in its mouth).
* TheBeastmaster: He has excellent compatibility with the canine familiars that Misaya creates.
* BladeOnAStick: Gae Bolg, which is currently not in use by Lancer apparently due to Misaya's orders.
* {{Expy}}: Mostly unchanged from his ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' counterpart, but he is somewhat a bit similar to Shirou, as he's not mature enough to admit the world’s injustices and the values of good and evil.
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: Eventually contracts with Ayaka when his Master dies, not unlike how Cu Chulainn eventually chooses to ally with Shirou and Rin after Saber was stolen by Caster/Medea.]]
* OneHitKill: Much like his FSN counterpart, Gae Bolg is still this.
* PunchClockVillain: Despite being sent to assassinate Ayaka, he shows enough respect for her efforts to ward him off with her magic, even commending how old and sophisticated hers is.
* WreckedWeapon: As seen in the OVA, his spear was cut in half by Saber after his summoning quite immediately. The impact is lessened by him later saying it was a hastily-made weapon, since his actual spear, the iconic Gae Bolg, is being hidden somewhere.
* YoungerAndHipper: In a sense. When compared to FSN-Lancer, this version is stated to be somewhat younger in both mind and body.

[[folder: Rider (Perseus)]]
!!!Voiced by Creator/MamoruMiyano

The Servant of the Third Master. A mysterious Servant who wears a mask in battle. [[spoiler: His master was an [[IllGirl Ill Boy]] who used his Command Seal to fully incarnate Rider into the world before dying. He now hopes to win the Holy Grail to resurrect his Master.]]
* AntiVillain: Rider took a while to warm up to his kind and apparently unassuming Master Isemi, but ultimately came to care for him. Since [[spoiler: Isemi turned out to be TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth]], now he will do anything to [[spoiler: bring him BackFromTheDead.]]
* {{Bishounen}}: From the tiny bit we get to see of him in the trailer posing as one of Ayaka's classmates. Bonus points for being tall and willowy, too.
* CoolMask: Uses one to conceal his identity. [[spoiler: It also acts a pseudo-Master for him after Isemi's death according to material, which is apparently what allows him to participate in the Holy Grail War.]]
* {{Expy}}:
** Rider is also a bit more complicated example than other characters listed here, as it is unknown how much of his role in ''Old Fate''[[note]]The original draft for both ''Stay Night'' and ''Prototype'' where his identity was originally Theseus.[[/note]]was preserved in ''Prototype'' and how much of it would be taken from FSN-Rider due to his changed identity. What is apparent however is that he bares a slight resemblance to Shinji, notably his wavy hair, and how he's apparently someone that Ayaka is personally acquainted with but later ends up fighting during the Holy Grail War.
* MythologyGag: His identity is nothing but this considering that FSN-Rider is none other than Medusa.
* LivingWithTheVillain: He disguises himself as one of Ayaka's classmates.
* SummonMagic: Much like FSN-Rider, one of his Noble Phantasms is summoning a Pegasus.

[[folder: Berserker (Heracles)]]

Sancraid Phahn's eventual Servant. A great hero turned into a maddened killing machine by his class, and attached to a Master all too eager to make use of his killing potential.

* {{Expy}}: Pretty much the Berserker we all came to know from ''F/SN'', with surprisingly little changed about the man himself (even his visual design was pretty much locked down this early on). The main difference lies in his relationship with his Master; Sancraid was going to mostly use him as a fire-and-forget missile, basically, to cause maximum destruction, while Ilya ends up having a much deeper relationship with Berserker.

[[folder: The Beast of Revelation]]
The second Servant of Manaka Sajyou. The embodiment of the sins and desires of humanity, it's materialization is apparently the true purpose of the Holy Grail.
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: As a non-human being that exists to devour others, he has no real concept of good or evil. To him all the sacrifices are simply tasty and delicious food.
* TheDragon: It will serve as this to Manaka once it is summoned.
* EldritchAbomination: Its true form is the red seven headed, ten horned Beast ridden by the golden Whore of Babylon. Its initial form is a sea of black mud that is desperately attempting to give shape to its body, starting with its seven brains and jaws.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Sees Manaka as its mother, [[spoiler: and flips out when Arthur kills her]].
* EnfanteTerrible: Has a mentality comparable to that of a young child, albeit one that wants to devour humans and spread death.
* {{Expy}}:
** Naturally, this is the character that eventually became Avenger Angra Mainyu. The biggest difference is that the Beast is the intentional product of the Grail, while Avenger corrupting the Grail was wholly unintentional.
** Furthermore, the concept of a "Beast" class which embodied a sin of humanity would lurk in the background of ''Fate'' works for a decade (and is even somewhat there in ''stay night'' and ''Hollow Ataraxia''), before the concept returned in full in ''Fate/Grand Order'', to the point that Proto-Arthur's introduction to that game seems to be hinting at this Beast making an appearance there as well.
** Extra materials for Prototype reveal he's also the prototype for the being known as the Beast IV [[spoiler:Primate Murder and that both rule over primates]]. The biggest differences being that their appearances are not confirmed to be anything alike and that he two represent different sins.
* HumanSacrifice: Seven Heroic Spirits sacrificed to him would allow him to fully resurrect. As six were intended by Manaka to be sacrificed, six hundred humans are chosen to act as a replacement for Arthur's.
* MadeOfEvil: From the few descriptions we have, it shares this trait with Angra Mainyu of the published ''F/SN''.
* NumberOfTheBeast: This was going to be a factor in some fashion, but it's unknown how.
* SevenDeadlySins: Unlike the normal Evils of Humanity it represents an actual human sin. In this case {{Greed}}.
* TheUnseen: No proper design for it has ever been revealed; it's been vaguely described but never depicted on-camera in any work to date.


!!Characters of ''Pale Silver Fragments''
[[folder: Hiroki Sajyou (Father of Manaka and Ayaka)]]
!!!Voiced by Creator/HirokiTochi
* {{Expy}}: Although he was just a background character in the original concept, he would eventually evolve into ''Fate/Zero'''s Tokiomi Tohsaka, although a part of his character (being a DisappearedDad, specifically) also ended up incorporated into Kiritsugu Emiya's backstory.
* NarratorAllAlong: [[spoiler:It's revealed at the end of the final ''Fragments'' arc that he was the one writing all the extracts from an old notebook.]]
* NoNameGiven: In the OVA. His first name was finally revealed in the prequel series.
* PosthumousCharacter: Died in the previous war. [[spoiler: At the hands of Manaka herself.]]

[[folder: Tatsumi Kitano (Master of Berserker)]]
* {{Expy}}: Of [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Emiya Shirou]], it seems. As ''Fragments'' is very much a post-''F/SN'' product, it's unclear if this is a case of recursive adaptation.
* JusticeWillPrevail: Said to be a "justice attitude person", and seeks to defeat all magus who control Tokyo by evil ritual magic.
* MagicEye: It's said that Kitano's left eye is actually a kind of ''[[ Mystic Eye]]'', but it's not known what kind.
* MismatchedEyes: [[ In this picture]]. It's because his left eyes is a Mystic Eye while his other is normal.
* NaiveNewcomer: Unlike other masters, Kitano had no idea of what the Holy Grail War even ''was'' before being chosen. [[spoiler: This gets him killed by Hassan of Serenity.]]
* OurZombiesAreDifferent: [[spoiler: He's brought back as a barely sentient corpse by Paracelsus to let Hassan have someone she can touch. He [[MadnessMantra repeats over and over how he doesn't want to kill anyone]].]]
%%* PrettyBoy

[[folder: Isemi Shizuri (Master of Rider)]]
* CoolMask: Wears one [[ here]], when he summons Ramesses/Rider as his Servant.
* SharpDressedMan: Nice coat!

[[folder: Seiji Jinga (Master of Assassin)]]
* WeHardlyKnewYe: Killed off by his own Servant rather early into the conflict.

[[folder: Nigel Sayward (Master of Lancer)]]
* {{Expy}}: Looks bit like [[LightNovel/KaraNoKyoukai Araya Souren]].

[[folder: Mr. Reiroukan/Misaya's Father (Master of Caster)]]
* OffingTheOffspring: Said to have fatally cursed his daughter Misaya. [[spoiler: He didn't. In reality he tried to save her from the curse, but was killed before he could do it.]]

[[folder: Elsa Saijou (Master of Archer)]]
* HairDecorations: She wears a white lace headband
* LadyAndKnight: The Lady to Archer's Knight, indeed.
* MixedAncestry: Part Japanese, part German.
* OutlivingOnesOffspring: Elsa was deeply affected by the death of her son.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Beer, [[NationalStereotypes as one can guess.]]

[[folder: Lancer (Brynhild)]]
The daughter of Odin who became mortal. She fell in love with and killed Sigurd after he lost his memories of her and married her as part of a plan. Her master is Nigel Sayward.
* ActionGirl: Perhaps one of the strongest Servants in the First Holy Grail War. [[{{Yandere}} And she gets stronger the more she loves her opponent]].
* BladeOnAStick: She utilizes a long and gigantic spear with a large blade reminiscent of a shield
* GeometricMagic: She has a powerful Origin Rune upon her chest given by [[spoiler: her father Odin]]. It has enough power to destroy Tokyo.
* ICannotSelfTerminate: [[spoiler:After being hijacked by the world or her father Odin to stop Manaka, she asks Saber to end her life before she kills the people of Tokyo]].
* LongHairIsFeminine: She's said to be a woman with "a delicate body and long hair".
* LovePotion: Combined with her growing feelings her mastrer Nigel gives her an powerful love potion, amplifying her already intense desires.
* NoSell: Hassan's poison has no effect on her due to her flames being hot enough to burn away the poison.
* ThePowerOfLove: Her Spear Noble Phantasm is powered by love. If she loves something the more powerful it is and more damage it does to the target. She loves almost everything in the world on some level except for [[BigBad Manaka]] and can't harm the evil dragon she sees before her.
* SemiDivine: Being a former goddess, she counts. Though her divinity is ranked at E due to her falling out with her father Odin.
* ManOnFire: She's able to wrap her body in fire.
* {{Yandere}}: One of the first and famous examples, but also weaponized. Her spear becomes heavier and more powerful the more she loves the target. She loves nature, the world and all people to a certain extent, but against heroes, who can swiftly evoke powerful feelings in her, it becomes extremely powerful. She's basically a Hero-Killer, especially to those who remind of her Sigurd.

[[folder: Archer (Arash/Aras-e Kamangir)]]
Arash is a famed bowman sung in Persian myths, who accomplished the great feat of saving thousands of people during battle.

* ArcherType: Comes with the territory, and is seen clearly [[ in this illustration]].
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:He uses ''Stella: The Lone Meteor'' to help Saber defeat Rider at the cost of his own life]].
* IdealHero: Arash believes in and follows the path of the ideal hero. He will do whatever he can to protect the people when they are in need even at the cost of his life.
* MadeOfIron: He has A ranked Endurance and the EX ranked Robust Health skill. This is due to being born in the Age of Gods.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Another illustration shows them [[ happily drinking beer]] with his Master, Elsa. It includes a bit of FridgeBrilliance: Arash is a hero of Iranian oral tradition and folklore, and beer was already being produced in the lands now occupied by the modern Iran around 3,500 BC.
* TooAwesomeToUse: His Noble Phantasm, the usage of which costs him his life.

[[folder: Rider (Ramesses II/Ozymandias)]]
The Egyptian Pharoah commonly associated with [[Literature/TheBible Moses]].

* AlternateHistory: Moses was his best friend. While the events of the Literature/BookOfExodus would still play out (Moses becomes God's prophet and the Ten Plagues are unleashed on Egypt when Ramesses refuses to free the Israelites), the parting of the Red Sea ultimately convinces Ramesses to not pursue Moses and the Israelites. The original story had the Pharaoh and his army chase the Israelites down the open path only to be swallowed by the Red Sea when it closes up.
* TheBeastMaster: He has a palace-like Reality Marble ''filled'' with Phantasmal Beasts of all kinds.
* BerserkButton: He flips his shit upon being summoned due to his catalyst being his wife [[spoiler: Nefertari]]'s necklace, which could have only been obtained by raiding her tomb.
* {{BFG}}: His Ramesseum Tentyris has the ability to utilize the [[ Dendera Light]] as a massive beam cannon capable of flattening cities.
* BloodKnight: His narration points out that he actively forgave and praised warriors with the courage to challenge him during his life, even forgiving them for their rebellion against him if they provided him a good match.
* BreathWeapon: His Sphinx has this in the form of a '''[[PlayingWithFire fire]] [[BlowYouAway tornado]]'''.
* DramaPreservingHandicap: To even make it possible for Saber to defeat Rider, Manaka has his Master's entire clan murdered [[spoiler: with the help of Assassin's poison]]. Rider is still so invincible that [[spoiler: Saber had the full assistance of Lancer, Archer and Caster, and even then only Arash's suicidal Noble Phantasm could even the odds enough for Excalibur to match Ramesses' Dendara Light.]]
* {{Expy}}: Of [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Gilgamesh]], as he is a Heroic Spirit from a distant time period, having been a ruler in his life, arrogance that belies HiddenDepths, as well as being incredibly powerful.
* InvincibleVillain: Or InvincibleHero rather, given that Manaka is a VillainProtagonist. [[GenreSavvy Manaka]] holds Rider in such high regard that she believes not even the Three Knight Classes united could bring him down, but has [[{{Yandere}} faith that Saber will pull through regardless]].
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: If not outright JerkassFacade. He talks a big game and possesses a very high opinion of himself, but he forgives his Master for desecrating his wife's tomb, offers [[spoiler: the Isemi child a MercyKill]] if he should desire so and genuinely wishes to rule the modern world as to bring it into a new golden era. Not for nothing is the line "The Pharaoh's heart is as noble as the sun" used in his first POV sequence.
* LargeHam: He likes talking, that's for sure.
---> Rider: “Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha! Rejoice in it! Observe it! I will seek it! I have surely remembered your tenacity; there is nothing else in the world which hadn’t change since the world where I also ruled here! I want it! Because, I am the person that is destined to govern this world!”
---> Rider: “Anut and Set, it is good that you dwell in both of my arms! Astarte, wish me well so that the earth will be soaked in the blood of my battles after my glorious victory! I who am Horus and Ra will give happiness to the world when I get another life, from here on! O’ my beloved Nefertari, you will bless the call of Ozymandias as Hathor!”
* MagicKnight: He possesses an abnormal talent in the ways of Magecraft, being able to knock Misaya unconscious by just looking at her Familiar, and uses a crystal orb to view the battle between Saber and his Sphinx from afar. Additionally, he possesses a Reality Marble-like ability.
* MentalWorld: Possibly with Ramesseum Tentyris, which summons a massive amount of great Egyptian temples in a complex spanning miles from end to end. It is noted that many of the temples in it were not build in his lifetime, but as he is the King of Kings, the greatest king of Egypt, he naturally rules over the domain of lesser kings, including their temples.
* MythologyGag: Nasu mentioned that, in his original vision of ''LightNovel/FateZero'', Iskander would have had an arrogant and narcissistic streak not unlike the future [[VideoGame/FateExtra Red Saber]] - however, Creator/GenUrobuchi wrote a far more charismatic version that Nasu liked so much that he shelved his Iskander in favor of Urobuchi's. Given his own temperament as well as the niche of being a powerful Rider-class king, it's easy to say that Ozymandias ''is'' this original vision of Iskander, albeit applied to a different historical figure.
* ThePowerOfTheSun: As "Ra's Mighty Truth", he possesses Ra's almighty solar barge as a Noble Phantasm. It can supposedly reduce all of Tokyo to dust in the span of a couple of hours.
* OddFriendship: Seems to have sort-of struck one [[spoiler: with a boy who is strongly implied to be the Isemi who would become the next Holy War's Master of Rider.]] At very least [[spoiler: the little boy managed to calm Rider down from his anger upon being summoned through Nefertari's necklace, and then he properly joined the Grail War.]]
* ReadingsAreOffTheScale: He possesses an EX-rank in the Noble Phantasm parameter.
* RedBaron: "King of Kings", a title historically attributed to Ozymandias/Ramesses II.
* SuperPowerLottery: In addition to his skill Imperial Privilege that lets him obtain any other skill that he should desire, he possesses ''three'' Noble Phantasms, the weakest of which is compared to 3 Servants in strength.
* TwoGuysAndAGirl: Him, [[ Moses, and Nefertari]] were this in the past.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: [[ As seen here]].

[[folder: Berserker (Dr. Henry Jekyll/Mr. Edward Hyde)]]
The main character of Robert Louis Stevenson's 1886 novella Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.
* AlchemyIsMagic: Though no Magus, he claims to have used a hint of alchemy in making his elixir.
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: The elixir he made that turned him into Hyde was his attempt to become like the heroic spirits of legend.
* BreakoutCharacter: Of Prototype Fragments, while one of the more minor Servants of the work, his popularity with fans and Sakurai's regret in not giving him more of a role, led to him getting a short story in which he was the main character and becoming one of the promotional Servants for ''VideoGame/FateGrandOrder'' and a main character in one of said game's chapters.
* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: [[spoiler: As Hyde, Berserker an appearance similar to a werewolf with black fur covering his body, a large jaw, sharp fangs, and a beast-like, humanoid form. His eyes glow upon seeing the full moon.]]
* OlderThanTheyLook: He looks like a young man, but is said to be much older. [[spoiler: The real Dr. Henry Jekyll was said to be in his 50's, and yet this one looks in his 20's tops.]]
* SharplyDressedMan
* PrettyBoy: [[ Indeed!]]
* SplitPersonalityTakeover: [[spoiler: His Noble Phantasm is the elixir that allows him to pull this.]]

[[folder: Assassin (Hassan of Serenity)]]
One of the Nineteen Individuals to have taken up the identity of Hassan-I-Sabbah.
* ActionGirl: The only other female Servant in the story aside from Lancer. And while she doesn't directly win any fights, she's still does plenty in the story to warrant her title as Assassin.
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Her wish for the grail is to have someone she can touch without killing with her poison. [[spoiler:Paracelsus gives her that in the zombified corpse of Tatsumi Kitano.]]
* CoolMask: She wears the typical Hassan bone mask. Though unlike the others a face is beneath it.
* FriendToAllChildren: She loves kids and made sure in life to avoid killing them every time they appear and could complicate her job.
* KissOfDeath: Her preferred method of using her poison is to kiss the target while draining mana from them. The kiss melts the targets brain while filling them with so much bliss they are unable to feel the pain.
* KillEmAll: [[spoiler: Under Manaka's orders, Assassin proceeds to kill off the Master of Rider and all of his clansmen in order to cut off Rider's supply of mana so that he might be beaten during the Battle of Tokyo Bay]].
* MercyKill: [[spoiler:Kills the living corpse Tatsumi after realizing he had been worried about her]].
* [[OffWithHisHead Off with Her Head!]]: Her backstory. She had revealed her identity to the general she had as both a target and her current lover in the hopes he would kill her, causing her ally to appear and behead her in a split second. [[spoiler:Said person is strongly implied to be King Hassan, who kills all Hassans who stray from the path of Hassan]].
* PoisonousPerson: Her Noble Phantasm (named ''Zabaniya: Delusional Poison Body'') and main shtick, as her entire body is so toxic that touching it is an almost instant death to humans.
* {{Shapeshifting}}: One of her abilities, which allows her to [[spoiler: masquerade as either a cute WomanInWhite or as [[CatsAreMagic Ayaka's black kitty]]]].
* StartOfDarkness: Touching [[NoSell Manaka]] without killing her caused her to be infatuated with the first person she could touch, and eventually become her willing accomplice as a follower of the Beast.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: As part of her seduction gimmick.
* WomanInWhite: The time [[ she meets]] [[spoiler: Kitano]], she's wearing a white sundress.

[[folder: Caster (Paracelsus von Hohenheim)]]
An alchemist from the Renaissance period and the one responsible both for creating the Alchemic system that is used by most alchemists of the modern era, as well as creating the Azoth sword.
* AlchemyIsMagic: Considered the father of modern alchemy. He in turn considers all alchemists to be his children.
* ElementalPowers: Like [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Tohsaka Rin]], He is an Average One possessing an elemental affinity for five different elements.
* ManipulativeBastard: He attempts to manipulate Hassan of Serenity and Arthur to make them leave Manaka's side.
* ManInWhite: He wears white clothes.
* MookMaker: He can create artificial Phantasmal Beasts from the remnants of Elementals.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: He regrets [[spoiler: betraying Misaya and her father]] after he does it.
* PrettyBoy: [[ Just look at him]].
* StartOfDarkness: Learning Manaka was connected to the Root caused him to place his nature as a Magus over his own morals, eventually helping her to release the Beast upon humanity.
* TheStoic: Though smiling and seemingly kind, he never exudes any particularly strong emotions.
* TearsOfBlood: He starts crying these during his final confrontation with Saber.