It's the ending of the Heaven's Feel Route. Shirou hesitates in slaying [[EldritchAbomination Angra Mainyu]] long enough for him, Illya and Angra to be brought to the Campione-verse. Shirou slays him there.

Since he IS All The Evils of the World, Angra counts as a god. [[CursedWithAwesome And what happens to people who kill gods in Campione]]?

Thus, now with powers beyond his wildest dreams, Shirou begins his quest to go back home.

[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8560965/1/God-Slaying-Blade-Works God Slaying Blade Works]] is a VisualNovel/FateStayNight[=/=]LightNovel/{{Campione}} crossover written by Marcus Galen Sands.

!!This story contains examples of:

* ACupAngst:
** Illya has a strange aversion as she's glad to have grown A-cups as it shows that not only has her growth stagnation ceased due to Shirou's RescueRomance power healing that part, but remembers her mother and knows she has the potential to grow more.
** Guinevere on the other hand plays it hilariously straight compared to the more voluptuous Tiamat.
* AdaptationalBadass / TookALevelInBadass: Shirou. Yes, he was already quite the badass in Heaven's Feel, but [[BadassTransplant it]] [[BlessedWithSuck came]] [[BodyHorror at]] [[DeadlyUpgrade a cost]]. After becoming a Campione, that ceased to be a problem.
* AlasPoorVillain: Venus's last thoughts were why wasn't she able to have Shirou's full love. [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation Whether such thoughts are genuine or surprise at her power's inability to control him are up to debate.]]
* AllMythsAreTrue: Shirou claims they are, but just not in the same story in order to explain the existence of [[spoiler: Rhongomyniad, the spear of King Arthur to Guinevere, who had made it up as a part of Arthur's (Artus's) legend, and was baffled to see it.]]
* AnimalMotifs: The majority of the Authorities are often associated with certain animals by Campione.
* ArrogantKungFuGuy: A positive deconstructed version with [[LadyOfWar Luo Hao]]. She certainly is arrogant, but she never insults other people [[InnocentlyInsensitive on purpose]], she takes care of her subordinates, and only thinks very highly of herself because she believes she's earned her prestige. Equally, she believes other people can earn her respect and become just as great as her [[BloodKnight and she wants them to try.]] In short, she's very arrogant, but has every right to be.
* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: All [[GodSlayer Campione]] are this by default, but [[ArrogantKungFuGuy Luo Hao]] takes it a step further and bases her entire philosophy of Kingship around this concept: Her opinion on the matter is 'since [[ThirdPersonPerson Luo Hao]] is the greatest warrior in China, then ''shouldn't'' Luo Hao be entitled to rule it?'
* AuraVision: Manaka can see "Aura Signs" above the heads of others, which take the forms of symbols that represent the personality traits of the ones they belong to.
* BadassBoast: "I'm not Steel...I am Sword, I'm the Steel that has been refined and forged, hammered and tempered. Given form, given purpose. I'm the Strongest Steel."
** BlasphemousBoast: Borderline when one understands the meaning of Steel and Strongest Steel in Campione. Steel is the domain solely of Hero Gods while the Strongest Steel is Artus, the most powerful Steel god. Shirou unknowingly declared himself superior to the King of the End.
* BadassCreed: Shirou eventually achieves Unlimited Blade Works, so this was a given.
-->'''Shirou''': I am the bone of my sword.\\
Steel is my body and fire is my blood.\\
I have been reforged as if a thousand blades.\\
Refined and forged, hammered and tempered.\\
Given form, given purpose, I continue to my arrival.\\
I have no regrets; this is the path I choose.\\
My strongest steel lies in... Unlimited Blade Works.
* BeachEpisode: Enforced by Illya to make Shirou stop working.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Kaida may be one of the nicest person in the story but is still a bad idea to anger someone with an ability called "Dragon's Roar".
* BeyondTheImpossible:
** [[spoiler:Unlimited Blade Works (and to some degree, the Noble Phantasms within) is a magic of mortal origin, but is on the level of an Authority itself, if not even more powerful. Luo Hao gets briefly thrown off guard by this when fighting the Venus controlled Shirou, but gets past it when she remembers that Campione all do that when they kill a god, so it's not that surprising that Shirou can do something like that]].
** [[spoiler:Odysseus gazing into the unstable Kaleidoscope portal turns him into a MadGod, something Circe didn't think was possible]].
* BigBrotherInstinct: Shirou, BIG TIME. Considering that he literally has godlike powers, woe betide ANYONE who hurts Illya. Godou himself says that there is a zero percent chance that Illya would ever be in his nonexistent [[CluelessChickMagnet (to him)]] harem because of this.
* BigNo: [[spoiler: Mordred's reaction to Shirou's BadassBoast.]]
* BlessedWithSuck: Kaida's ability to "cleanse" people's souls made her unable to touch others for extended periods of time since it specifically rids the souls of those she touches of all impurities, not only those that are actually "evil", and the damage inflicted on them does not heal on its own. Cleansing [[spoiler:Kaida's mother]] completely is the reason why [[spoiler:she fell into a coma and could neither heal on her own nor be healed by anyone]].
* BondVillainStupidity: [[spoiler: Apollo. See AnticlimaxBoss in the YMMV tab, EvilGloating, HarmlessVillain, and NiceJobFixingItVillain]]
* BreakTheHaughty:
** In chapter 12, it happens to [[spoiler:Mordred who, after challenging Shirou to kill him has every single one of his stratagems foiled and goes through every single form he ever had only to get defeated by Excalibur, the weapon he thinks belongs to the one he sought to awaken and challenge]].
** In chapter 20, it is the turn of [[spoiler:Apollo who, sent to kill Godou by other gods, plays with him instead of treating him seriously and only woke up when the only thing awaiting him is returning to his legend, resulting in his battle being a thorough humiliation for him despite the fact that he had enough tools to overwhelm Godou and win easily.]]
** Chapter 36 has a massive one for [[spoiler: Alexander Gascoigne, who goes from nearly killing Guinevere to being pummeled massively and suffering constant threat of drowning, forcing him to swear to never even try going against Guinevere ever again or else Shirou will hunt him and never stop until he's dead. Afterwards, he's developed an almost phonic fear of Shirou and can barely take a shower without having a FreakOut.]]
* BreatherEpisode: Expect them to come normally hand-in-hand as the start of the next arc.
* BringMyBrownPants: An understandable reaction when faced with [[spoiler: Puppet Berserker]].
* BrownNote:
** In chapter 13, Shirou nearly throws up when [[spoiler:he attempts to Trace Mordred's swords and sees every atrocity they have committed, and notes that if he hadn't stopped trying to Trace them, he would have gone insane]].
** In chapter 20 [[spoiler:Apollo attempts this as a finishing move. He's defeated before it takes hold]].
* BrutalHonesty: This is a defining trait of Lancelot. [[spoiler:For example, Guinevere and Tiamat start tiptoeing around the issue that they are both in love with Shirou but he only loves Sakura. Lancelot bluntly says that she's not in love with him and respects his relationship, but he's strong and handsome, so she might as well try to get a one night stand with him.]]
* BullyingADragon: [[spoiler:Alex steals the Gem Sword and attacks Guinevere. As many in and out of universe anticipated, it ended badly for him]].
* CameBackStrong: [[spoiler:Mordred may have been brought back as a woman, but she's now a God of Steel instead of a mere God of Earth.]]
* CantCatchUp: Illya is one of the most powerful non-Campione mages in the story and even she is helpless [[spoiler:to stop Venus from controlling Shirou]].
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: [[spoiler:Mordred]] apparently has the ability induce this in people he's "allied" with. [[UpToEleven Even after he's dead.]]
* ClippedWingAngel: [[spoiler:When Mordred turns into a dragon, though his strength is greatly increased, his contradictory nature makes his form warped and misshapen, plus it renders him extra vulnerable to Shirou's Dragon Slaying Hero Authority.]]
* CluelessChickMagnet: Godou, like in the original series. [[HypocriticalHumor Shirou finds it ridiculous.]] Hilariously, by chapter 24 Shirou himself has fallen into a LoveTriangle he's unaware of between [[PrecociousCrush Guinevere]] and [[spoiler: [[InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons Tiamat]] ]] thanks to his RescueRomance power. Yes, [[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer look up, and you'll see it IS a power]]. Chapter 36 adds [[spoiler: Lancelot]] to the party, and [[TheGadfly she loves every minute of it]].
* CompositeCharacter:
** [[spoiler:Shirou]] is an odd variation. [[spoiler:Archer had synchronized with the Shirous in Fate and Unlimited Blade Works, their memories being stored in his soul. When Shirou became a Campione the memories of both Shirous and Archer were integrated into Shirou's mind]].
** [[spoiler: Mordred, the Knight of Betrayal]] is revealed to be the amalgamation of [[spoiler:several war gods such as Laran, Ares, and Mars.]] Which is pretty much a standard in the [=Campione!Verse=], although it is noted that [[spoiler:if he was to return to his myth the modern distinction between them would cause him to separate into the component gods.]]
** [[spoiler:Venus]] is an amalgamation of [[spoiler:several love goddesses such as Ishtar and Inanna as well as the Greek version.]]
** Tiamat is an amalgamation of [[spoiler:the Babylonian deity Tiamat, the Greek princess Andromeda, Cetus, the sea monster who nearly ate Andromeda, and Keto/Ceto, the Mother of All Sea Monsters.]]
** Brynhildr is also [[spoiler: Jord and Fafnir.]]
* ContinuityNod: [[spoiler: The entire Feast of Kings was based on Shirou having memories of [[LightNovel/FateZero the banquet Iskandar held]].]]
* CrazyPrepared: Shirou has prepared defenses for every single part of his house, and even has special measures for Illya [[spoiler: if he ever gets brainwashed.]]
* CreepyChild: Everyone's thoughts on Illya. She continues to prove them right every time.
* CombatPragmatist: Fitting for his role in mythology, Odysseus is this. When he wants to kill Shirou, he fires arrows at him while he's too far away to see and without announcing his presence.
* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: Yusuke's reaction to buying all sorts of legendary wines, not for his wine collection, but [[spoiler: for the other Campione to drink.]]
* CurbStompBattle:
** Poor spawn of Niddhogg (a type of dragon) didn't know what it was getting into when it tried to fight Shiro with [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Dragon Slaying Hero]] active and wielding [[spoiler: [[InfinityMinusOneSword Arondight]].]]
** PlayedForLaughs with the curb-stomp NEGOTIATION that happened to Koizumi Watanabe. With the entire "discussion" being full of EntertaininglyWrong and yet perfectly logical conclusions, he even lampshades the fact that absolutely lost to Shirou. He was only saved because Shirou thought he was ill.
* CurseThatCures: Shirou uses Curses Without End to [[spoiler:"de-purify" Kaida's mother, putting her on the road to recovery.]]
* {{Doorstopper}}: As of chapter 21 (Jan 2014) the story is closing in on 500k words. NarrativeFiligree is a large factor in this. Chapters 20 and 21 together are the length of a short novel and cover just one extended fight scene.
* DoppelgangerReplacementLoveInterest: Discussed. Rin mentions Zeltretch warned his students about the dangers of meeting alternate versions of your loved ones. When Sakura says she wants to learn the Second Magic to be able to travel to other worlds, Rin warns her that alternate versions of Shirou are ''not'' him, just people who share his face. Sakura then corrects her and explains that she's figured out their Shirou is in another world.
* TheDragonslayer: Perseus specialized in slaying dragons. One of the Authorities Shirou gained from him was Dragon Slaying Hero. It boosts his physical attributes in battle and grants him additional strength when fighting anything related to dragons.
* DyingCurse: When Shirou slew Hades, Hades declared his hatred of him and said Shirou and all other Campione will die in the end. [[spoiler: Alex, while being drowned, monologues about how every single Campione had never died a peaceful death, always dying in violent battles, be it against gods or other Campiones.]]
* EmpathicWeapon: Shirou's Noble Phantasms in general are like this due to how he makes near-perfect copies of them.
** [[spoiler: Shirou's HeroicSecondWind against Mordred happened because [[LightNovel/FateZero Arondight]] had Lancelot's love for Guinevere embedded in it. [[AlternateUniverse It was not the same Guinevere, but it was Guinevere all the same]]. And that made all the difference.]]
* EntertaininglyWrong:
** The History Compilation Committee theorizes that Shirou and Illya are the apprentices of a hermetical mage among other things. Meanwhile Shirou believes the HCC to be similar to the Mage Association and prepares accordingly.
** The entirety of Watanabe's negotiation with Shirou.
** Guinevere correctly deduces that Shirou has been separated from Sakura because one of them was sent to an AlternateUniverse and his goal is to reunite with her. However, she incorrectly assumes that Sakura is the one who was sent to another world, not Shirou.
** Alex thinks that UBW is a divine magic Shirou is masquerading as a mortal one.
** Since Shirou has the Authority Curses Without End, [[spoiler:Ahriman thinks that Shirou has somehow stolen some of his power and wants revenge. Ahriman is unaware Shirou got it from killing his Nasuverse counterpart Angra Mainyu.]]
* EpicFail: Godou somehow [[MindScrew partially dematerializes a Noble Phantasm]]. They're not supposed to be able to do that. Doubles as a FunnyMoment.
* EroticDream: Due to Shirou gaining the memories of the Shirous from the other two routes, he starts dreaming of the times those Shirous had sex with Saber and Rin. This makes him feel really guilty as he's in love with Sakura.
* EvilCounterpart: [[spoiler:Mordred]] is one for Shirou. Both are considered fakers who can fight against the originals and possibly win. Both invoke themselves into steel. Also, [[spoiler:Mordred's line against Guinevere about how it's possible for an imitation to surpass the original resembles that of Shirou's when he faces Gilgamesh in the UBW route.]]
* EvilLaugh: Of the MadScientist variety. [[spoiler: Rin has learned of [[{{Fiction500}} Rule of the]] [[TheNecromancer Underworld]]. Be afraid, Shirou. Be very afraid.]]
* EveryoneHasStandards: [[spoiler:Even when she's engulfed in the rush of her returned powers, Tiamat doesn't feel right crushing the wounded Campione and companions after the battle with Venus, and decides to spare them so they can have a fair fight in the future. Too bad Jord thought otherwise..]].
* EvilGloating:
** Chapter 14 gives us [[spoiler: Mordred]]. Justified due to it being a side-effect of one of his authorities; to be more specific it is [[spoiler:equipping his first armor that does it, by making him adopt his proud knight persona.]]
** Chapter 20 gives us [[spoiler: Apollo]] who did this every time Godou falls during their fight. [[spoiler:He got defeated in one chapter]].
* FantasticNuke: The [[spoiler: Gem Sword]] is constantly compared with one because of the sheer amount of prana stored inside, which is several time what a [[PersonOfMassDestruction Campione]] have. [[spoiler: When Alex steals it the whole world just want him to stop tampering with it and return it to Shirou.]]
* FeedItWithFire: [[spoiler:Godou attempts to use his Stallion Authority, ThePowerOfTheSun, on Apollo. Both combatants then comment on how stupid that was. It is more successful after Apollo's divinity is negated by the Warrior Authority.]]
* Fiction500: For the Emiya household, at this point, money is more of a concept than a physical thing. While Illya take it in her stride, for Shirou it take a while (and a mansion and yacht) to actually wrap his head around the fact.
* FieldOfBlades: It's Shirou. It takes a while for him to get to ''Unlimited Blade Works'', the chant has changed due to the changes in his distorted world view, but you knew it was coming.
* FishOutOfTemporalWater: [[spoiler:Lancelot is significantly out of touch with modern customs]].
* FollowTheLeader: This is the first Fate Stay Night and Campione! crossover on Fanfiction.net. Now everyone has decided to get in on the fun bringing the Shirous' of the other routes.
* FogOfDoom: When describing Shirou's "Armour of the Black Knight" Authority, the author said that it have a really good compatibility with "Curses Without End". When is finally show in action it completely destroy [[spoiler: Lancelot's army, leaving her with only the incomplete Excalibur as a last resort attack]].
* FluffyTheTerrible: Behold Charlotte/Charlie, [[spoiler: beheaded spawn of Nidhogg.]]
* ForgotAboutHisPowers: When Alexander Gascoigne turns the Gem Sword into a bomb, Shirou agonizes over what to do, until he realizes he can [[spoiler:Trace a copy of the Gem Sword and harmlessly drain the first one's power into it]]. Afterwards, Shirou berates himself for not thinking of that sooner.
* GenderBender: [[spoiler:Mordred]] eventually gets resurrected as a girl. She merely finds this an annoyance and is still obsessed with [[spoiler:usurping King Arthur.]]
* GiveMeASword: Shirou throws Lancelot the sword Arondight. [[spoiler:This restores and amplifies Lancelot's strength, allowing the knight to defeat Jord.]]
* GodGuise: Because Illya is so powerful and talented with magic, a few characters speculate that she has divine ancestry.
* GoOutWithASmile: Perseus is very happy to lose to a WorthyOpponent like Shirou, and he dies giving Shirou his blessing and many Authorities.
* GrewBeyondTheirProgramming: Snow, the Pegasus Shirou gets from Perseus, becomes more alive after Shirou names him, becoming more than just a part of Shirou's power. [[spoiler:He even defends his master against Mordred without being ordered to]].
* HarmlessVillain: [[spoiler: Apollo again. After spending a lot of chapters just to summon him, he got defeated by Godou just one chapter after his appearance. This is after Athena thinks of him of dangerous because he seems to not care about pride and just going for the kill. He doesn't, he spends most of his time gloating at Godou when he should have just kill him.]]
* HateSink: Whether intentional or not, Alex seems to be even more hated that in the original work. The author even made an omake solely to kill him in every way the fans wanted Shirou to kill him.
* HonorBeforeReason:
** For Luo Hao, Honor IS Reason.
** Shirou doesn't use Caliburn or Excalibur until the later parts of his fight with [[spoiler: Mordred]] because something in him tells him to do it later. [[JustifiedTrope He's right.]]
* ICantSenseTheirPresence:
** Illya comes up with a Mystic Code that can detect the presence of Heretic Gods. Upon learning this, Athena and her partners quickly come up with wards to remain undetected.
** [[spoiler:Mordred's armor prevents anyone, even other Heretic Gods, from detecting his presence or reading his movements. It even prevents Shirou from Tracing his weapons. Shirou gains this Authority after killing him.]]
** The Gem Sword is kept in a special box that shields it from detection. As soon as it is opened, everyone with the ability to sense magic is utterly shocked by how much power it has.
* IJustWantToBeFree: Odysseus is obsessed with finding a way to travel to another world, because he's utterly bored with the Campione universe and feels like it is a prison, and believes only by being able to explore any world he wishes can he be truly free.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler: Half the reason Mordred died. The other reason was getting [[WaveMotionGun Excaliblasted]] in the face right after.]]
* InsistentTerminology: The author would like to remind you that [[spoiler: Lancelot]] is a guy.
* IShouldWriteABookAboutThis: Illya starts writing and drawing a manga about the Fifth Holy Grail War. Of course, she changed the names and several details.
* KnowWhenToFoldEm: Back in the Fate/Stay Night universe, several members of the Mage Association want to kill Rin as a scapegoat for the events of the Fifth Holy Grail War and capture Sakura as a research specimen due to her unique powers. They back off because Rin is protected by Zeltretch and Sakura is protected by Rider, and trying to fight either of those two is suicide, even with an army of mages. However, they then start plotting ways to circumvent that protection.
* LateArrivalSpoiler: A lot of plot points of the Campione novel are revealed much earlier than in the original. A good example is Guinevere not even trying to hide that [[spoiler: Lancelot]] is a girl.
* LemonyNarrator: Occasionally, like when it lampshades Godou's CluelessChickMagnet status.
* LetsYouAndHimFight: Shortly after Shirou killed Angra Mainyu, Perseus attacks him because he sensed Angra's energy coming from Shirou and thought he actually was the evil being. When Shirou defeats him, he realizes his mistake.
* LockedOutOfTheLoop: None of Shirou and Illya's allies in the Campione world are aware that the two are from another world.
* LogicBomb: Two so far.
** Kaida upon hearing that Shirou, a godlike Campione with the rights of a King, cannot meet her because he went to school, she has a destructive cycle of circular logic about expecting the unexpected. She was told to expect it, but that was unexpected, but she did expect it...
** After mistakenly calling out Shirou, Luo Hao is lost. Since she was wrong, she must protect her honor through violence. On the other hand, because she swore an oath of peace, she must uphold her honor through non-violence. But she has to because of her honor, but she can't because of her honor...
* LookingForLoveInAllTheWrongPlaces: Circe is always looking for a new lover because the men she picks are always either already attached or don't have her best interests at heart.
* MadGod: [[spoiler:Odysseus becomes this after staring into a dimensional tunnel for far too long... and, according to Circe, ''that isn't supposed to happen!'']]
* MadeOfIndestructium: Somehow, Shirou's cellphone survives all the punishment of his battle with [[spoiler: Mordred]]. It also survives his battles against [[spoiler: Godou and Luo Hao, Aphrodite, Tiamat and Jord, Alex and Lancelot]]. The only thing that managed to make it non-operational was a dead ("flat", to be precise) battery, and even then Shirou managed to turn the phone on and use it to record [[spoiler:Alex Gascoine swearing to leave Guinevere alone]] without charging it so either there is more to the phone or Shirou caries spare batteries that are made out of the same material.
* MagicallyBindingContract: The Circle of the Chosen have an altar that forces whomever makes a BloodOath upon it to obey their promise. It works on gods and Campione despite their natural AntiMagic. After the Circle is defeated, Illya and Shirou take possession of it.
* ManOfKryptonite: Though the two never fight, Athena comments that Godou would have a hard time fighting [[spoiler:Mordred. Since Mordred can't be sensed, the Warrior Authority is all but useless against him.]]
* MassOhCrap:
** The entire mage community has this after learning about [[spoiler:Shirou inviting three Campione to his mansion. And a Divine Ancestor too.]]
** After a while the head of the History Compilation Committee stopped wanting to hear anything about Shirou for the massive headaches and nervous breakdowns that he give her for anything he did.
* {{Meido}}: Kaida and Manaka start working as this in the Emiya mansion. Shirou wanted to tell them he was just joking.
* MistakenIdentity: Perseus senses Angra Mainyu's Authority in Shirou and thinks he's the evil God himself, only realizing the truth too late.
* MontyHaul: The entire mage community sees the [[spoiler: Feast of Kings as an amazing event. After an incredible battle of four Campione versus four Heretic Gods, Shirou invites the three Campione and a Divine Ancestor to a banquet with amazing food and drink, a contest of kings and, the most mind-boggling part, legendary weapons for all those attending.]]
* MoreThanMindControl:
** Shirou's [[RescueRomance Hero's Bride]] Authority makes him more attractive to women he saves (Illya is magically aware enough to notice it, and her magic resistance is high enough to counter it) but besides that and bolstering their health and the like, they're mentally unaffected.
** Venus's plan was to do this to Shirou, replacing his love for other things with love for herself, but it doesn't quite work out as she planned.
* MundaneObjectAmazement: After experiencing modern wonders like TV, air conditioning, and central heating, Illya quickly concludes that the mages in her home world were fools to shun technology.
* MundaneUtility:
** Shirou uses four Noble Phantasms as a light source, a fountain, an air purifier, and air circulator. He lampshades it.
** During the BeachEpisode, Shirou wanted to use Broken Phantasms to go dynamite fishing, but relented because he couldn't make the explosions small enough to be manageable. He has Manaka use her exploding charms for this purpose instead.
** Illya uses magic on herself to enhance her muscle control and make it easier to draw a manga.
* MyDeathIsJustTheBeginning: Mordred now really fits this trope. Between the [[spoiler: betrayal Mordred set in the pact between Venus, Tiamat, and Brynhildr via the Valkyrie]] and the fact that [[spoiler: in the wake of the battle with Alexander Gascoigne that '''she''' now is in the position of Artus' handmaiden formerly held by Guinevere.]]
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone:
** Shirou has this reaction when he realizes [[spoiler: he had just invited three of the other Campione to a feast.]] And then again, when he ended up [[spoiler: inviting Guinevere as well]]. It is PlayedForLaughs.
** [[spoiler: Guinevere has one of her own when she accepts said invitation.]] It is also PlayedForLaughs, and becomes something of a RunningGag.
* MythologyGag: When Shirou's watchers from the History Compilation Committee appear in their maid uniforms, Illya's newly discovered [[Manga/FateKaleidLinerPrismaIllya maid switch]] is triggered. Later, she wants to get a tan.
* NarrativeFiligree: One of the flaws in the story is this.
* NiceJobFixingItVillain:
** [[spoiler: Apollo ''again''. For all this time, Godou only had [Persian Warlord] as his Authority, a common complain among many fans. Then, he just got defeated and thus, [[YouKillItYouBoughtIt got his power taken by Godou because of it]].]]
** [[spoiler: Venus manages a form of this, in the end it was her threatening to kill Sakura that finally allowed Shirou to overcome her Heart Thief Authority.]]
* NinjaMaid: Well, more of a magic fighter maid in Manaka's case.
* {{Otaku}}:
** Illya, having been overexposed to modern entertainment, now uses her new skills as a MetaGirl to get personal entertainment from [[CluelessChickMagnet Godou]] and his harem. It's affected her taste in naming as well...
** [[ThoseTwoGuys Those three perverts from the Campione show]] are also this.
* OnlySaneMan: Shirou's first undead Servant, Yusuke, believes that Japan has a monopoly on sane Campione after meeting Luo Hao.
* RescueRomance: Shirou has this as an actual power. The Hero's Bride, an Authority he got from Perseus, heals any girl he saves and makes him appear far more attractive to them, subtly nudging their minds to fall in love with him.
* RetailTherapy: Much to his terror, Shirou discover that after leaving Illya in London she made really good use of her credit card.
-->'''Airport Employee''' (about Illya's luggage): I think you might want to have someone bring a truck rather than a van.
* ThePowerOfLove:
** Shirou was only able to draw [[spoiler:Lancelot's]] sword because his love of [[spoiler:Guinevere]] was so deeply imprinted on the blade that it actually helped Shirou bring itself into existence so it could defend her.
** After two monster sized chapters of fighting, it wasn't [[spoiler: Luo Hao's martial prowess, Kusanagi's dogged determinism or even [[AntiMagic Rule Breaker]] that overcomes Venus' hold over Shirou, but his all consuming love of Sakura that won the day.]]
* RedBaron: Guinevere eventually names Shirou "King of Steel" (she wanted to call him "King of Swords" but Salvatore Doni already has that title). Some also call him "King Shrouded in Mystery" since his past is unknown, "All Wealthy" for his Rule of the Underworld making him very rich, "Host of the Divine" for taking in Guinevere, Tiamat, and Lancelot, and "Impossible Mage" for his amazing abilities. His critics call him "Heartless King" for killing Venus the Goddess of Love, and "Sir Shirou the Weak" and "Traitor King" for refusing to kill Tiamat and Lancelot and instead offering them shelter.
* PrecociousCrush: You would think that [[spoiler: being hundreds of years old would prevent Guinevere]] from having one of these on [[ChickMagnet Shirou]]. [[ForegoneConclusion You would be wrong.]] [[spoiler: Averted in Chapter 36, after she's aged up into a teenager]].
* SeenItAll:
** [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight After what he went through]], Shirou is not surprised at all that [[spoiler: Lancelot]] is a girl.
** In Odysseus' opinion, he's already seen everything his world has to offer, which is why he wants to find other worlds to sate his boredom.
* SeriousBusiness:
** Meta-Example. The author has alienated several Nasuverse fans with rather lax handling of Nasuverse mechanics. He even managed to hit the FandomBerserkButton by mentioning in an Author's note his belief that Campiones are capable of defeating [[WorldsStrongestMan Gil]][[GameBreaker ga]][[PersonofMassDestruction mesh]] and [[EldritchAbomination TYPES]]/[[UltimateLifeform Aristoteles]]. He quickly retracted these statements after being pressured by angry reviewers into doing more in depth research into what he's talking about.
** Shirou for cooking [[SupremeChef as]] [[ChefOfIron usual.]] Now extends to his new maid Asuka, who [[UpToEleven surpasses his godly cooking.]]
* ShutUpHannibal: When Alex tries to convince Shirou with "reasonable" words, Shirou almost immediately stop him, tell him how much of an hypocrite he is and give him two options: either he go away and never go after Guinevere again or he get an ass kicking. [[TooDumbToLive Guess what he choose]].
* SmugSnake:
** Poor leader of the Circle. You decided to [[BullyingADragon mess with]] [[CreepyChild Illya]].
** Alex Gascoigne becomes this in later chapters, taunting Shirou and everyone against in every way, safe in his supposedly superior intellect and planning. [[spoiler: Chapter 36 has it all fall down on him]].
* SpannerInTheWorks: This is how John Pluto Smith (and most of the world) sees Shirou as he always seems to take the most unlikely option whenever someone tries to manipulate or predict what he will do.
* SpitTake: Shirou's reaction to hearing about Illya's first day of Tea Ceremony lessons. Hilariously, Illya was trying to see if he would SpitTake.
--> '''"Kusanagi-san has added another girl to his harem."'''
* SplitPersonality: Shirou adopts a fake persona he calls The Fake King when conversing with Campione, the Committee and other important magical figures. Recent chapters, however, have him slip into it subconciously.
* StormOfBlades:
** It's Shirou. Like this wouldn't happen.
** [[spoiler: Mordred/Mars/Laran]] can do this as well and in chapter 14 tries to use it against [[spoiler:Shirou. Except he's only got a thousand swords. Shirou quickly shows him the real deal.]]
** Godou's Warrior Authority, like in the original. [[spoiler:It loses against Unlimited Blade Works.]]
* SupremeChef: [[ChefOfIron Shirou]], to his bittersweet delight, [[UpToEleven has actually been surpassed]] by his new housemaid Asuka. Even the gods are impressed by her cooking.
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial:
** [[spoiler: Guinevere]] most definitely is not in love with Shirou and just want to be on his good side to make use of him, yes, is definitely not because she like his eyes or want him to praise her or want him to hold her in his arms.... really.
** [[spoiler: Tiamat]] want nothing of that either.
* TemptingFate: Shirou wonders how hard it could be to [[spoiler: invite three [[PersonOfMassDestruction Campione]] to his house without an apocalypse taking place.]] He lampshades that not saying it out loud shouldn't count.
* ThirdPersonPerson:
** Luo Hao and Guinevere share this trait.
** In an odd variation of First Person POV, [[spoiler: the entire thought process of Shirou's pegasus Snow is told in first-person... But he's a ThirdPersonPerson.]]
* ThisCannotBe: Guinevere's reaction to [[spoiler: Shirou presenting her Rhongomyniad, which in this verse is nothing more than a story she herself invented.]]
* ThisIsGonnaSuck: The head of the Seishuuin family's reaction upon learning [[spoiler: that Shirou had invited three other [[PersonOfMassDestruction Campiones]] to a feast.]]
* ThisIsUnforgivable: Odysseus convinces [[spoiler:the Campione version of Ahriman, aka Angra Mainyu]] to help him take on Shirou by revealing Shirou has the Authority Curses Without End, which infuriates the god as that is ''his'' Authority.
* ThrowTheDogABone: In a three-part series of omakes, Kariya Matou and the Lancer of the Fourth Holy Grail War get happier endings compared to canon.
* TheWarSequence: [[spoiler: Shirou's undead army versus Mordred's magic knights. First Shirou is losing... And then he traces [[LightNovel/FateZero Gae]] [[AntiMagic Dearg]] copies for half his army, and then it becomes a CurbStompBattle in his favor.]]
* TooDumbToLive:
** Yeah, some may say that kidnapping the beloved little sister of the new Campione was not the most inteligent decision, Circle of the Chosen.
** Even for all that Alex sees himself as the intellectually superior individual for some reason he always dismiss the absolutelly sound advice of other people telling him to [[spoiler: return the Gem Sword to Shirou]], not even when John Pluto Smith tell him that's a really bad idea. [[spoiler:Take a look at BreakTheHaughty above for the aftermath.]]
* TooMuchInformation: Circe says this when Odysseus mentions how back in ancient times, ships didn't have bathrooms, which caused... problems during long voyages.
* UndeadTaxExemption: Shirou and Illya have no legal identity in the Campione verse, until their accountant Yusuke is able to create fake ID's for them and enroll them in school. Only a few people spot the flaws, namely that there are no Emiya or von Einzbern families in this world.
* UnderestimatingBadassery: Luo Hao has a bad habit of not taking non-divine magic and weapons seriously, as she believes a Campione's natural AntiMagic will prevent them from harming her. Unfortunately for her, certain things like Shirou's Traced weapons can harm her despite being non-divine.
* UndyingLoyalty:
** Pretty much all of Shirou's subordinates. Which is even better, because they're already dead.
** Guinevere and Lancelot towards Artus [[spoiler: though that gets changed to Shirou in chapter 36]], Manaka towards Kaida, all of Godou's harem towards him, especially Erica.
* UnskilledButStrong:
** Shirou comments that Hades is far stronger than him and could crush him like a bug if he could get his hands on him. But similar to Gilgamesh, Hades is a ruler, not a trained warrior, so Shirou can defeat him in a sword fight.
** The narration points this out about Tiamat. She was one of the most powerful goddesses, and even in her weakened form, she is no pushover. However, she lacks combat experience, which allows opponents to outmaneuver and trick her.
* VillainousBreakdown:
** [[spoiler: Mordred doesn't take Shirou's BadassBoast well.]]
** [[spoiler: Odysseus suffers a real bad one after looking into a rip caused by an uncontrolled and unstable attempt at accessing the Kaleidoscope, in fact his breakdown is so bad he becomes a MadGod which, according to Circe, is supposed to be ''impossible''!]]
* WeirdnessMagnet: Godou lampshades after the whole mess with Alex that for once, a big supernatural mess ''didn't'' end up involving him at some point.
* WeWillMeetAgain: When Perseus is killed, he smiles and tells Shirou that Gods eventually come back when killed, and he's looking forward to a friendly rematch.
* WhatIf: Some of the omakes deal with one question: What if a Campione was summoned as a servant in the [[LightNovel/FateZero 4th Holy Grail War]]? Not a whole much change at the end, but a pretty damn fun read.
* WhamEpisode: Chapter 36. [[spoiler:After it is revealed the King of the End does not ''want'' to be revived, Guinevere and Lancelot transfer their loyalty to Shirou completely. Shirou suddenly realizes that Excalibur, Arondight, and Avalon have somehow disappeared from Unlimited Blade Works, meaning he can no longer use them. Mordred is resurrected as a woman, but more powerful than ever and hellbent on revenge.]]
* WhamLine: Chapter 26 - Interlude Two: To Endure and Persevere, once these words were read...
--> [[spoiler: As her (Sakura Matou's) eyes drifted shut some detached corner of her mind noted that the back of her right hand was itching in a strangely familiar way.]]
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: InUniverse. [[spoiler: Alex of Gascoigne has a case of this when he learned what a MontyHaul the Feast of Kings was.]]
* WhyDontYouJustShootHim: Shirou tries to justify why he isn't using [[spoiler: Excalibur against Mordred. He does it at the end of the fight, which leads to him meeting Guinevere.]]
* WorldsMostBeautifulWoman: In Shirou's opinion, Rider is this for his original world and Tiamat is this for the Campione world.
* WrongContextMagic: Shirou and Illya's magical abilities baffle the other characters. In Campione, all magic is performed by invoking the power of magical beings like gods, angels, or fairies, but the two still run on Nasuverse rules and only need to use the prana in their bodies to perform magic. [[spoiler:Unlimited Blade Works and the Noble Phantasms within also count. They can match and even exceed the power of Authorities, something mortal magic is supposed to be incapable of]].
* YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe: Most of [[spoiler: Mordred]]'s lines.
* YouWatchTooMuchX:
** Shirou worries Ilya may be watching too much anime whenever she starts making parallels between their life and common anime tropes. Even Ilya thinks this when she catches herself debating whether Godou or Shirou is the protagonist during a pitched battle.
** The {{Omake}} sections show what happens when the siblings think this is happening to each other. Shirou starts having nightmares of Illya fighting [[HumongousMecha evil emperor Gilgatron]] with her own [[TransformingMecha transforming]] [[Anime/CarnivalPhantasm Bersercar]], while Illya is horrified of Shirou acting like a Franchise/KamenRider. Shirou then wonders if [[EpicFail it would be better if Illya watched]] ''Anime/YuGiOh'', while Illya hopes [[TemptingFate nothing could possibly go wrong]] if Shirou watched Franchise/{{Batman}}.
* YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame: Godou, as usual. He weeps when his [[CluelessChickMagnet apparently insatiable lust]] is entirely expected of him.
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