The Player Character of the game, who can be either male or female. He/she begins as a generic student at Tsukumihara Academy, but soon realises that they have no memories of their true identity. After becoming one of the 128 participants in the Holy Grail War, they can choose a Servant of the Saber, Archer or Caster class. They are known as "Hakuno Kishinami" (Male in the Manga and the Drama CD, Female in CCC promotion materials).The Protagonist's true identity is a NPC created by the Moon Cell who somehow achieved sentience. The Protagonist was created based on the data of a young man/woman who was seriously injured during the same terrorist attack that claimed the life of Twice H. Pieceman. He/she suffered a critical brain injury that affected memory, and as the only doctor capable of healing them was killed, he/she was placed into cryogenic stasis until a substitute could be found. However, as the Protagonist is merely a copy of this person, the Protagonist would not be revived in their body if they were awoken.At the conclusion of the Holy Grail War, the Protagonist is absorbed into the Moon Cell instead of deleted as Twice predicted, with their individual consciousness lasting long enough to make their wish. This leaves their female partner (Rin or Rani) as the last remaining Master, allowing her to exit the SE.RA.PH.At the end of the "CCC Route" of the sequel's "Far Side" scenario, Sakura gains complete control of the Moon Cell and creates two new artificial bodies in the real world for their souls to inhabit. This allows both the Protagonist and Sakura to exit the Moon Cell and wake up in the real world, although the Protagonist's Servant (except for Gilgamesh) must be left behind and sacrificed.
Break Them by Talking: A heroic example. In CCC, the Sentinels are obstructing the path to the bottom of Sakura Labyrinth with figurative and literal wall of ‘hearts’. To destroy that wall and proceed, they have to gain the Secret Garden, essentially everything the Sentinels hides behind that ‘walls’ and bring them to open, before the Punishment Time gives the final push to destroy the wall. More often than not, Punishment Time has the protagonist hurling insults at the respective Sentinels, all so they can make peace with those flaws.
Canon Name: The manga and drama CD names the male protagonist "Hakuno Kishinami."
Chain of Command: After Leo dies fighting BB and uses all his Command Spells so Gawain won’t be absorbed by her, s/he becomes the Student Council President.
Chekhov's Gunman: Take a good look at the students in the back of the classroom during the prologue cutscenes.
Cloning Blues: Quickly lifted out of this by their Servant, who tells them that as Magical Constructs themselves, they view them as people.
A possible case near the end of the CCC Route. As the CCC Dictionary implies that there might be another version of them that exists, which will continue on through the events of EXTRA, the originals still remain frozen, and Sakura gave the one from the CCC Route a new body to use.
Covert Pervert: From the narration when you got Caster receiving more than 300k damage, it seems the reason why they let Caster got hurt that much is because they want to hear her yelps. Their reaction when they check Rin or Rani fixing their Servants’ magic circuit and heard that Kiara and Sakura need to get naked to install the program is to take a peek, all while playing it off as concern.
Determinator: First seen when they refuse to accept their death during the prelims. That's the reason why their Servants answer their call.
Talent: Mental fortitude (Male), Never giving up (Female)
Also in Fate/EXTRA CCC, in the later chapter, things starts to get grimmer and darker when the protagonist is trapped in this dark realm by BB. But, he/she kept crawling for a way out despite voices telling him/her to give up. And later, there was the time when the protagonist continue onward to the place where his/her Servant was sealed by BB. Despite being nearly disintegrated along the way, the protagonist kept on going, even limps along the way.
*The deletion reacting up to their chest* It seems my stomach has completely vanished, (...) That’s great; my body feels lighter, I should be able to walk faster now.
Beautiful flesh, is the phrase that comes into my mind. It’s like when carnivorous beast comes upon fresh meat, meat that makes its deliciousness known to all five senses, and the beast rejoices. It seems that there exists in this world flesh that can do much the same thing, flooding all the sense with nothing but its beauty.
But — even so… Why am I finding it so hard to breathe?
Dude, Where's My Respect?: Averted. While you do get no respect in the beginning from most of the other Masters, as you take down more and more of some of the best Masters in the War, they certainly start respecting your skills. The Big Bad even calls you the most extraordinary Master of all. And by the end of CCC,Gilgameshacknowledges you as a Master.
Heroic Sacrifice: In the end, the protagonist sacrifices himself/herself to seal away the Moon Cell and end the Holy Grail War.
Human Popsicle: Their originals have been placed in cryogenic suspension.
In-Series Nickname: Go hand-on-hand with Hello, Insert Name Here; you can also pick a personal nickname. But in general; Saber’s Praetor, Archer’s Master, Caster’s Goshujin-sama, Gilgamesh’s as expected Mongrel, Lancer’s Pig (male protagonist) and Baby Squirrel (female protagonist), Sakura’s and BB’s Senpai, and after Leo’s death, Rani’s Chief.
Interactive Narrator: Sometimes, it's hard to tell when the protagonist is thinking or actually talking. The only time we know they're talking is when someone replies.
Official Couple: Male with Saber (in Blossom Sensei Vol.3, manga and drama CD) and Caster (in Blossom Sensei Vol.3), Female with Archer (in Blossom Sensei Vol.3 and the third volume of the official anthology comic)
Purely Aesthetic Gender: There are very few dialogue changes or differences in gameplay based on your chosen gender. For example, aside from one optional comment, Caster will still refer to the female protagonist as her husband, Issei will accuse you of talking to Rani out of lust and random Masters will clearly act as though the protagonist is either male or a lesbian. On the other hand, the female protagonist has some bonus dialogue with Archer which is quite funny.
The Reveal: The protagonists are actually NPCs based off one of the victims who "died" in a terrorist bio-weapon attack in 1999, but somehow wound up developing his/her own will and became one of the Masters in the Holy Grail War.
In the ending, it is revealed that the originals are still alive, but have been placed in cryogenic suspension since the only doctor who can perform the procedure that can cure them died in the same attack. Until another one can repeat the procedure, they're going to stay there. And even if the original was to be revived, they would have no memories and be a different person from the AI copy that participated in the Grail War.
Ridiculously Average Guy: So much so that Rin mistakes them for a NPC instead of a participating Master. She is not totally wrong.
Schrödinger's Player Character: Both male and female protagonists can be seen in the background of the prologue. You only play as one of them per playthrough. In CCC, there’s a slight variation between female and male protagonist, most glaring is Meltlilith’s infatuation shifts to Archer if the protagonist is female and as the result, male protagonist can’t unlock Archer’s third SG. Different Servant choice also changes several of their personality traits and relationship between Master and Servant.
What Beautiful Eyes: Both Saber and Rin note many times of their determined eyes when they have their goal set in mind. In CCC, BB's infatuation to the protagonist often revolves around the fact that she likes their glaring eyes and her Secret Garden is the only one that has "looking into each other's eyes" pose.
The Master of Rider. Like his Fate/stay night counterpart, he is a "friend" to the Protagonist in the loosest sense of the word, behaving like an arrogant and childish bully. His objective in the Holy Grail War is simply to win for the prestige.His true self is an eight-year-old Asian gaming prodigy, who mistakenly assumed that the Holy Grail War was like any other online game and did not realise that the losers were killed in real life.
Expy: Looks pretty much identical to Fate/stay night's Shinji Matou, but with a lighter hair color and, according to the playable Archer, is actually good at heart.
Face Death with Dignity: Subverted in EXTRA, but in CCC he willingly sacrifices himself and makes peace with the Protagonist before dying.
Foreshadowing: He repeatedly references "prize money" like in any other online gaming tourney, even offering to split it if the Protagonist throws the match. With everyone else aiming for the Holy Grail, Shinji clearly has no idea what the War is actually about... which becomes clear when he loses.
Genre Savvy: In trying to keep the identity of his Servant secret, he destroyed all books and evidence that points to Francis Drake, except for one book that had too strong a seal to break. He settled for hiding it in the 2nd Floor Arena.
Heel Realization: After he got stabbed by Meltlilith and used as virus along with Lancer to corrupt Sakura, he has a visible change of attitude close to Heroic BSOD. It seems he keeps watching the Grail War even after he died and flunged to the sea of imaginary number, as he notices the protagonist cries and remembers him in the following weeks. When the student council members’ collective memories is back, he quickly shifts into a non-antagonistic role even when he still insists I Work Alone.
It's All About Me: Justified. He thinks everything is a game during Extra and doesn't realize the danger him and the others face. He completely drops this and is a Nice Guy in CCC since he remembers what happened. There's also the fact that he's really only eight years old, and children at that age are still rather self-engaged.
Jerk with a Heart of Gold: According to the playable Archer, he's this. Considering that he thinks it's all a game and he's only eight years old, its very possible that he's sincere about his offer (which you cannot accept) before the Elimination Battle, rather than just being a condescending jerk.
Loose Lips: He tends to brag (and drop info in the process) about his Servant a lot. Justified, since he's an eight year old kid, and kids at that age tend to brag a lot. His overconfidence doesn't help either.
Never My Fault: All the time. But let's face it, most people at eight years old do the same thing.
Mythology Gag: He's arrogant, has quite a few female classmates fawning over him and is somehow friends with the main character, just like his Fate/stay night counterpart.
Spanner in the Works: Infects his body with a virus so that when Meltlilith absorbs him; it takes away her invincibility.
The Master of Archer, an elderly soldier who serves the Queen of England. His absolute adherence to chivalry puts him at extreme odds with his Servant, whose own method of fighting is incompatible with Blackmore's ideals.
Back from the Dead: Not Blackmore himself, but it's part of his motivation. He wants to claim the Holy Grail in order to bring back his wife.
Foreshadowing: He picks up on aspects of Saber's and Caster's identities well before you do.
Go Out with a Smile: Even when he dies, he is happy because he was able to serve as a stepping stone for a bright new soul, the protagonist's, to take root.
Honor Before Reason: Despite (or possibly because of) his background as an experienced sniper, he insists on following the rules of the War and more than once prevents his Servant from finishing you off because they did it outside the Arena.
The Master of Caster, a mysterious young girl that supposedly haunts the third floor of the school. When she meets the protagonists, she's happy to finally have someone to play with. Alice is actually dead in the real world and exists in the Moon Cell as a digital spirit whose loneliness resulted in the manifestation of her Servant as a mirror image of herself.
Abusive Parents: According to Alice, her "Daddy got mad if [she] said it hurts".
Empty Shell: In Meltlilith’s dungeon. Caster was turned into doll and torn apart by Meltlilith, and because of her connection with her Servant is like a mirror, the act left Alice as helpless as the torn doll. She’s described as “the soul leaving from (her) eyes, even though she’s still alive,” after saying her last words to give her Caster back. Only by returning the real Caster to Alice, she can finally pass on.
The Master of Lancer, a mentally unstable woman who constantly wears the clown mascot costume of a popular hamburger shop. She will only eat that which she loves, resulting in a bizarre eating disorder that resulted in her consuming her own parents, pet and child. Her wish is to obtain the Holy Grail and make all of humanity like her.
Tragic Monster: It's not her fault she's crazy. Even her desire to make all humanity like her is rooted not in some sort of evil scheme, but in the fact that she's tired of being a lonely freak and genuinely believes humankind would be better off if they were like her.
The Master of Berserker, a fanatic who ascribes to a number of different religions and worships his Servant as his god. He believes that he can save humanity through his self-made religion and strives to make his Servant into a true deity. Unfortunately, he is an incredibly poor Master and only serves to hinder his Servant's true potential. Although he manages to summon a True Ancestor as his Servant, he lacks the ability to comprehend her true nature and the capacity to control her full power. Because of this she is forced into the Berserker class, which locks away many of her Game Breaker abilities.
The Anti-Nihilist: He really did go to a pilgrimage to study every single religion to get better understanding of the world; it’s just the conclusion he took is that the humanity is such an asshole, they would create a religion just to gain scapegoat for their own misery in form of the gods. Even so, he still thinks humanity still has a chance simply because it’s just because of their luck that they suffer, and there’s always a next time.
Ascended Extra: Plays a more important role in CCC as one of the former Masters who joins the student council to escape. He even offers help and advice several times and is involved in a few side quests.
Belief Makes You Stupid: It's not clear if he would have been this nuts without religious belief, but it is noted that because of his incompetence, his Servant isn't capable of fighting at full power.
Corrupt Church: He indicates that he has joined many religions, and expresses disgust at the "compromises and hypocrisies" that organized religion makes to survive in the world.
Heroic Sacrifice: Walks into a barrier set up by Jinako which will delete anyone who enters.
Not What It Looks Like: When you visit the girl you saved in the Nurse's Office, he'll think you're "seeing her" in a different manner:
Religious Bruiser: All his jubbled mess of religious talk is not just for show. When he’s facing someone with strong religious background, he can hold a conversation about obscure supernatural references like taunting Caster with aburaage and explaining what the jhanas are when Kiara speaks of it.
Warrior Poet: See Religious Bruiser. When comparing the Far Side of the Moon with Shangri-la or Dragon King’s Palace because its beauty is eternal unlike the Near Side’s day-to-day slaughter, you cannot help but to agree that he, in some way, is right.
The Master of Assassin, who initially appears as a teacher. He is actually Leonard's stepbrother, who hacked into the profile of the original Kuzuki. He was raised as an assassin, assigned to protect his brother by eliminating his enemies.His role in the Holy Grail War is to ensure Leo's victory by eliminating his rivals. He uses a number of underhanded methods, such as attacking opponents outside of the Elimination Matches and hacking the SE.RA.PH to spy on his competition. After he is defeated by the Protagonist, he manages to persist in the Arena as a vengeful digital ghost.
Back from the Dead: He becomes a cyber ghost after his defeat, and appears in the Arena on the first day of the 7th week.
Because You Were Nice to Me: In CCC, he saves the protagonist after BB tries to have them deleted because he remembers their acts of kindness to him as a Virtual Ghost in the first game.
Dark and Troubled Past: He's been an assassin from a young age, was rejected by his father to the point where he wasn't even permitted to call him 'father' and was forced to kill the only person who ever showed him any love. It's a surprise that he's as restrained as he is.
The Master of Lancer. She is a descendant of the Tousaka lineage of magi and one of the most famous spirit hackers in the world. Despite looking and acting the same as her Fate/stay night counterpart, she is a different person.An honors student and the idol of Tsukimihara Academy, her true identity is a guerilla fighter operating out of the Middle East, who is working against the Harway plutocracy and their allies. She seeks the Holy Grail to stop the Harways from acquiring it, and to use its power to free the world from their iron grip. It is implied that she is the niece of this universe's version of the original Rin Tousaka.
Badass: She's referred to as a terrorist by the Harways and doesn't dispute the claim. She works as an insurgent attempt to destroy the Harway family's control over the world and, should you ask her about it, indicates that she's quite good at it.
Expy: Looks and behaves almost identically to Fate/stay night's Rin Tohsaka and even has the same name, though Archer notes that they're not the same person. Rather, she is apparently the original Tohsaka's niece. Since magecraft in the world of Extra works is based in hacking, she's much more talented with technology than her predecessor. Also, in the real world she's actually blonde.
Face Death with Dignity: Calm about it when you defeat Lancer on Rani's route and says she's glad, since she's sure that the protagonist will defeat Leo.
Graceful Loser: She's genuinely happy when the protagonist beats her and wishes the best for her.
I Just Want to Be Normal: If questioned about school or her dreams before the match, she admits that after everything is done she'd like to just quit all this terrorism stuff, head back to Japan and go to a normal school without having to worry about anything anymore.
I Was Just Passing Through: According to her, she just wanted to say hello to Julius, saving your life was an unintended side effect. Could be true: She really hates the Harways.
La Résistance: She's a member of one such group, fighting against the Western European Plutocracy.
Money Fetish: She hacked a 5M worth of Ruby into the commissary. She's noted by many as 'money-worshipper'. Because the circumstance of her birth is harsh even though she's from a notable family, money is equal to power for her. But as this is Rin we're talking about, she of course denies it... at least until the protagonist calls her out for being a capitalistic bitch in CCC.
Worthy Opponent: By the time her match comes around, should you be on the proper route for it, she admits to the protagonist's ability and rather wistfully admits that she rather likes them and that they could have been friends if they'd met in the real world.
The Master of Berserker and an alchemist from the Atlas Institute in Egypt. Because she is a homunculus created specifically to participate in the Holy Grail War, she does not appear to follow her own will and considers herself a tool of her teacher.
Covert Pervert: Her third SG dwells in the fact that she's too dependent to outside figure, hating that, but doesn't really know what to do to rebel. When noted that her contradiction of the reason why she's Going Commando is because she can't make differences between rational thought and personal preferences, she has a revelation of her own freedom by embracing her inner perversion and becomes a shameless exhibitionist. It's as ridiculous as it sounds.
Deadpan Snarker: She seems to grow into this in CCC. When Rin's insensitive about Sakura's embarrassment of the Double Entendre she said about the protagonist's dive inside Sakura's internal working, Rani comforts Sakura by making a jab at Rin.
"I am still studying emotions myself, but Miss Tohsaka is a truly excellent teacher. Of what not to do, that is."
Not Quite Dead: She somehow survives both her own self-destruction and being stabbed by Gae Bolg regardless of which girl is saved.
Our Homunculi Are Different: Unlike other homunculi featured in the Nasuverse, it's shown that at least some of her internal organs are made of opal or at least something that looks like it. Her heart is made of both etherlite and opal. She's also designed with a self-destruct mechanism.
Taking You with Me: During her battle with Rin, she notices that she's likely to lose, and due to a directive, she is to destroy herself and the Moon Cell in case of failure. It doesn't work due to the protagonist's intervention, regardless of who you choose to save.
Unskilled, but Strong: She's an excellent hacker and a powerful Master, but in battle she is noted to display much less skill than Tohsaka, which gives the latter the edge when the are paired during the third round. Rani knows it as well as it turns what would have been an even fight into one in Tohsaka's favor, causing her to attempt to destroy the Moon Cell itself.
The Master of Saber. Leo is the heir to the Harway family that controls a third of the world's land and two thirds of its wealth. He seeks the Holy Grail to expand the influence of the Harways to the entire world, sincerely believing that it is in humanity's best interest.He is supremely confident in his ability, having never known defeat or failure. Because of this, he does not even bother to hide the identity of his Servant as Gawain, one of the Knights of the Round Table. However, this means he has never experienced normal human emotions such as despair or courage.
Affably Evil: He's pretty nice throughout the game to the protagonists, even after they kill his brother.
Evil Debt Collector: Played for laugh in CCC; after the protagonist borrowed his money to buy something for Sakura, immediately after that he sics Gawain on them to collect the debt. According to Word of God, the male protagonist hates him for that.
Fatal Flaw: Not his pride, which is largely justified. Rather, he lacks perspective and the emotions and traits associated with overcoming adversity such as determination and ambition.
Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: Surpisingly, he's foolish to Julius' responsible. He always drags the reluctant Julius along for some perverted hijinks. From his monologue after Gawain finally got curbstomped by BB, he seems to want to make up the time of not being a normal high school student before he was defeated in the Grail War.
Gentleman and a Scholar: He is very charming and brilliant, and honestly believes he will win the Holy Grail Tournament. What keeps him from being an Insufferable Genius is his mannerisms and innocent outlook of the world's state of affairs.
Informed Attribute: He's referred to as the strongest Master, but it's not exactly difficult to win when your Servant is literally invincible. Quite contrary to his reputation is noted to walk right into traps, has a simplistic world view, little emotional depth or understanding and generally fails to use any sort of actual tactics. Some of this is intentional, but it can become difficult to see why he's taken so seriously.
Irony: What he truly needed to be able to become a king was to know defeat. But in learning defeat, he is immediately doomed thanks to the rules of the Holy Grail War.
Well-Intentioned Extremist: He believes that what humanity desires most is comfort and stability, and if takes wiping outall of Asia to create that stability, so be it. He also considers restricting the use of technology, and hence of Magitek, to the elite - that is, his family and their allies - to be in the best interest of everyone. The masses could never use such power wisely, so Leo and the Harways will do it for them.
Would Be Rude to Say "Genocide": The population of Asia is viewed as '...expendable' should it come to that. I'm sure they'll be thrilled to hear about how polite you are about it, Leo.
A prominent scientist who pioneered the science of digital hacking and a number of advanced medical techniques.He was killed during the late 20th century in the same terrorist attack that injured the Protagonist. His data was recorded into the Moon Cell and used to create a NPC which later became self-aware. Although he despises war, he has come to the conclusion that it is a necessary catalyst for humanity to progress and desires a world of endless conflict.He was able to make it to the Holy Grail, but as a NPC, he believed he was unable to touch it without being erased. Thus, he waited in front of the Holy Grail for a Master compatible with his views, so that they could make his wish on his behalf. In the meantime, he hacked into the Holy Grail and used the low-level processes to corrupt the Moon Cell's battle royale (a harmless tournament used for gathering data) into the deadly Holy Grail War, as well as to incite several minor conflicts on Earth. He acts as the Final Boss, as the Master of Saver/Saviour. He fought in multiple iterations of Holy Grail War before summoning Saver, with the playable Caster being his first Servant.
Chekhov's Gunman: His name is mentioned in the prologue during Taiga's lecture, and his cyber ghost pops up on the third week. Also, after the route split, Tohsaka compares the protagonist to him, though it isn't explained why. He's also the narrator for the monologues given before each round.
Twice: "To see mankind engage in a grand war of mutual extinction."
Protagonist: There's no hint of insanity visible in his eyes. Naturally, and with obvious sincerity he can somehow utter such a statement of absolute madness.
Dystopia Justifies the Means/Utopia Justifies the Means: Decides that endless war is the best way to get humanity out of the rut it's in, and is willing to murder countless people indirectly (through the Holy Grail War) and directly (the previous winners before the protagonist) to start one.
Evil Counterpart: To the protagonists. He died in the same incident, started out as a NPC who became self-aware, and fought until he became strong enough to win and reach the Moon Cell, just like the protagonists did. Their intentions, however, are very different.
We Used to Be Friends: Twice's Servant was the playable Caster when he first fought in the Holy Grail War.
Wide-Eyed Idealist: No matter what horrors he witnessed, he continues to believe in humanity's potential to become more. According to Extra Materials, his faith in humanity is such that it elevated him to the level of a messiah.
One of three Servants available to the Protagonist. Saber is near-identical in appearance to the Saber of Fate/stay night; however, this Saber is vain, self-glorifying and pompous, with a love for the theatrical. Despite this, she genuinely cares for the Protagonist in her own way, and strives to embrace the beauty in all things.Her true identity is Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus, 5th Emperor of the Roman Empire. She was notorious for being a hated tyrant who lavished in excessive wealth and ruthlessly oppressed Christianity. In the Nasuverse, she was a kindhearted individual who loved everything in the world but demanded to be loved in kind, not realising that her love was selfish and could not be reciprocated. She fell into despair when her people did not rise to defend her against a coup d'etat, and committed suicide.Her Noble Phantasm is Aestus Domus Aurea: Golden Theater of the Deranged, Saber's personal theatre and the ultimate symbol of her extravagance and delusional grandeur. It functions like a Reality Marble, trapping the opponent in a zone where Saber's self-image becomes reality, increasing her power tremendously and weakening her enemies.
Absolute Cleavage: In CCC promotion artwork along with BB and CCC Type-Moon Virgin White Box.
Accent Adaptation: Averted; Saber speaks with an accent common to Japanese nobles during Imperial Japan, however, her dialogue is translated into normal English.
Bi the Way: Whatever her faults, her clear bisexuality is not considered one of them. She tries to love people for who they are, not what gender they are.
"I love both men and women. I love all humans, without regard to their gender."
Boobs of Steel: The most obvious visual difference between her and the original Saber.
Call Back: She said she wouldn't mind if she was called "The Whore of Babylon" because of her historical reputation, as long as the main character likes her... guess what she gets called during the the 7th week? Granted, it's someone else calling her that.
Crazy Enough to Work: Her Imperial Privilege works like this; if I think I can do that, then I can! She becomes a Saber because makes herself so, her class' base stats be damned. Recreating her theater in similar way as a Reality Marble, capable of giving herself Divinity, and if the supplementary materials are to be believed, summoning the Beast of Revelation as mount because of her status as "Whore of Babylon".
Deus ex Machina: Conversed during a private room chat in Week 4. She says her favorite play ended with one for everyone to have happy endings, which the protagonist calls "cheating."
While it is a staple of theater, I do not like it much.
Digging Yourself Deeper: When Archer makes a small quip about Saber's devotion to her Master, she blows up and starts defending herself from perceived accusations of liking Hakuno. This is so at odds with what he was actually saying that a nonplussed Archer can merely respond with "...'Kay." It wasn't so much digging herself deeper as digging the hole entirely by herself.
Driven to Suicide: In her first lifetime. She stopped herself many times, as she felt that she had done nothing wrong and that she was punishing the public by having "such a magnificent artist disappear from this world", before finally stabbing her own throat with a knife.
Dump Stat: Luck and Magic, especially since one of her skills limits her ability to use magic even further. Agility is of questionable worth, but it's not unreasonable to put some points into it to stabilize her damage range.
The Emperor: Since Saber is almost as bad about hiding her identity as Caster, she makes it clear early on that she was a Roman Emperor with a poor reputation but with a generally positive reception from the people.
Expy: Looks pretty much identical to Fate/stay night's Saber, but with a red dress with a different design, a different sword, bigger breasts, and even shorter in height. Personality-wise, she resembles a mix between Saber and Gilgamesh, with the former's compassion, and the latter's ego.
Friendly Rival: With Lancer Elizabeth because of their similar temperament, hobbies, and utter blindness that they're suck at said hobbies.
Giftedly Bad: Saber adores the arts and considers herself to be a creative savant on par with Apollo, god of the arts. Unfortunately, all signs indicates that her talents were sub-par at best, even before she began to suffer migraines. Her egotism in this field can be best illustrated by the fact that she built a personal theatre devoted specifically to her own performances, and when people started to leave in the middle of her first recital, she ordered the exits sealed. At one point she enthusiastically tells the protagonist about a play she wrote, and the plot is...not very good.
Historical Villain Upgrade: In the Fate/Extra universe, her reputation is similar to her real life counterpart, but it's noted that it's not exactly deserved, which makes her an In-Universe example.
Hot-Blooded: If it's something that she's passionate of, then she will be passionate. Her art, her people's wellbeing, and her Master are things that usually give out this reaction. There's also her new skill in CCC, Rose of Closure that Wins the Star;
*wall of fire explodes behind her* "My dear Praetor, I love you!"
In-Series Nickname: "The Whore of Babylon" is a figure in The Book of Revelations. Many scholars attribute it to Rome under the reign of Emperor Nero; since Christianity was persecuted. This was downgraded to "discouraged religion" in the Nasuverse, but since Nero's a woman here, it now refers to her.
Instant Expert: One of her skills allows her to temporarily become this for one other skill. Her Noble Phantasm is even more powerful, as it allows her to become one for multiple skills for as long as it's active.
Wholesome Crossdresser: While referring to the original Saber in passing, she remarks that in life she would also crossdress. However, this wasn't done in order to hide her gender, but rather because she simply liked it more and felt that gender was largely irrelevant.
One of three Servants available to the protagonist. Archer is a clear Expy of his counterpart in Fate/stay night, from his sardonic personality to his skill in Projection magecraft.His true identity is implied to be EMIYA himself, the exact same Archer from Fate/stay night. This can be inferred from several comments he makes about his backstory, a previous Holy Grail War and in regards to other characters such as Shinji and Rin.His Noble Phantasm is the Reality Marble Unlimited Blade Works: Universe of Endless Blades, a representation of his soul which reduces the mana cost required for Projection to nil.
Digging Yourself Deeper: The female protagonist has the option of confronting him about his relationship with Rin. He denies any attraction to her, which is fine, but then follows it up by saying her figure isn't really what he considers his type either, apparently alluding to her rather flat and thin figure. The way he does this indicates attraction to the protagonist's body type, at which point he realizes he's falling directly into this and shuts up immediately.
Dump Stat: Just like his Fate/stay night counterpart, it's Luck. Magic seems like this at first, as his physical attacks are often much stronger. However, the skill Caladbolg II's damage is boosed by the Magic stat and combined with the amplification from his Noble Phantasm, it can become enough to easily dispose of late game bosses (including the Bonus Boss) if Archer's magic stat is sufficiently high enough.
Expy: Of Archer from Fate/stay night. Actually, he's pretty much an alternate universe counterpart of the earlier Archer.
Gameplay and Story Segregation: His Noble Phantasm is stated to reduce his Projection magic's MP cost to 0, but in gameplay boosts their damage instead.
Heroic Sacrifice: Unlike Fate/stay night, the player can learn what exactly motivated him to make his contract to become a Counter Guardian. The details may not be 100% clear, but it involved a nuclear reactor in the middle of melting down and having to run a very long way very fast, using up all his magic just to get there, and finding himself unable to stop it on his own.
Heroic Self-Deprecation: He refuses to acknowledge that his antiheroic actions were actually appreciated by some people and did save lives.
Mythology Gag: He's one huge repository of these. He compares Shinji and Kotomine to their Fate/stay night counterparts, refers to encountering an invisible sword wielded by "her", he even compares Alice to Ilya.
Principles Zealot: What he believes himself to be during life, the principle in question being justice.
Retcon: His counterpart mentioned in the Unlimited Blade Works route that tracing Excalibur could not be done without driving him to his absolute limits. In CCC, it was added as one of his skills, and now you can potentially spam Excalibur Image with few ill effects (minus giant MP loss, of course). The only explanation is a handwave about the quality of wrought iron being higher in the Moon Cell.
Video Game Cruelty Potential: Archer can get hit with this trope hard if you decide to save Rani instead of Rin, which makes Rin your opponent in the 6th week. Archer becomes conflicted thanks to his memories from his previous life of, possibly, Fate/stay night and Tousaka in particular. Bonus points if you know of this ahead of time and do so on purpose.
One of three Servants available to the Protagonist. Caster is a playful and mischievous fox girl whose wish is to find someone to whom she can devote herself to entirely, namely the Protagonist. She models herself as a Yamato Nadeshiko, but occasionally lets slip hints of a more devious and predatory personality.Her true identity is Tamamo-no-Mae, the nine-tailed fox spirit who won the favour of Emperor Toba as a beautiful and knowledgeable courtesan in 12th century Japan. When the Emperor fell ill, Tamamo's true identity was exposed by a travelling fortune teller and she was blamed for his illness, resulting in her public damnation and murder at the hands of 80,000 soldiers sent by the Emperor. Because of this trauma, Tamamo purposely restricts several of her own abilities during the Holy Grail War, such as her EX ranked Maleficium skill (which would allow her to magically seduce and manipulate anyone she pleases).Her Noble Phantasm is The Eightfold Blessings of Amaterasu, the mirror that Caster carries on her back. When this divine treasure is activated, Caster is able to tap into her true power as a facet of the sun goddess Amaterasu and cast spells without the need to expend mana. At its most powerful, this Noble Phantasm can even bring the dead back to life, but because Caster has been summoned as a Legendary Soul instead of a divine being, her power has been greatly reduced and this function of her Noble Phantasm is beyond her ability.
Amnesiac God: During her life as a mortal avatar of Amaterasu she was not aware of her true identity.
Anime Accent Absence: Given Caster's age and the time period she came from, you would expect her to have something of an older accent. However, she speaks contemporary Japanese (when she isn't speaking Gratuitous English anyway).
Beneath the Mask: Caster will let slip some scary comments from time to time. Such as wondering out loud whether the cries of her opponent will be as good as the last ones.
Bi the Way: She treats the protagonist like her husband to some extent and is rather flirty. If you point out that you're a girl, she says that sort of thing doesn't matter to her and then corrects herself by saying she'd be a little more at ease if the protagonist were male. Tohsaka becomes rather leery around her in week five because of of this.
Bonus Boss: In CCC, she is one as the servant of Twice.
Broken Bird: Caster has one of the saddest backstories in the entire Nasuverse.
Breaking the Fourth Wall: She's quite the meta girl and refers to the T regulations preventing adult content and her own affection points at times.
Cannot Keep a Secret: She's trying to keep her identity hidden, but she drops hints about who she is all the time. She almost blurts out her real name several times.
Clingy Jealous Girl: Shortly after rescuing either Rin or Rani, Caster begins practicing a an apparently Groin Attack-based martial art ("Polygamist Castration Fist") while angrily shouting about how "other deities may allow harems, but never will I!" Perhaps fortunately, the protagonist is too innocent to pick up on the obvious implications, and manages to defuse the situation with a few sincere complements about sticking to the fighting style that suits her best.
Cute and Psycho: Gives this vibe off at times, especially when she thinks she's being criticized.
Dump Stat: Like all the Servants, she has essentially no use for luck or agility and only needs strength for her Spirit Break ability. Even endurance gets little focus, which has some pretty obvious consequences though.
Expy: Of Kohaku from Tsukihime, more specifically, her Magical Amber persona. To a lesser extent, she's also this for the Caster from Fate/stay night, a mythological Black Widow who is in fact very loving towards her husband.
Foreshadowing: A conversation while walking around the Arena on the first week has her saying that she feels nostalgic. The last time she was there was as Twice's Servant.
Glass Cannon: She can deal huge amounts of damage with her skills, but can't take much. You can make it outright impossible to advance past Karna in CCC if you don´t get enough Endurance, as he will one-shot you with Vasavi Shakti.
Gold and White Are Divine: Her Origin outfit identical to Amaterasu is this. Her other name taken from her more bestial form is Kojinki-Hakumen (Golden Fur, White Face).
Gone Horribly Right: Her Servant Ending in CCC in the nutshell. In her attempt to save her Master from Moon Cell's deletion, she called up her full-powered nine tails form. Each tails gained sentience and become Alter Egos Tamamo 9, each wanting some of their Goshujin-sama. Caster, as expected, casted the other eight to the Far Side, from where they succeed of escaping, and now rampaging around the world looking for the traitorous original and the protagonist.
Gratuitous English: This is taken to the point where Aksys actually translates one of her English lines into Japanese.
Hypocritical Humor: She gets slightly freaked out, but is also a little happy, when you tell her race doesn't matter, cute is cute.
I Am Who?: During her life as a mortal, she was unaware of her identity as a fox spirit until one day she woke up with fox ears.
I Just Want to Have Friends: This is the reason Tamamo left her Celestial dwelling and ventured out into the world. She saw how happy serving her made the people and wanted to experience the same thing.
I Hate Past Me: One of the bonus bosses of CCC is Caster when she was Twice's Servant. If you also have Caster as your Servant, it quickly shows that the two don't get along even though they're technically the same person.
Magikarp Power: Starts out as the weakest Servant, but can deal astounding amounts of damage late in the game, completely lock down almost any move the opponent makes or counter anything your opponent does. However, the way she does this makes her incredibly vulnerable to Rani's Berserker, which has skills that check against Tamamo's defense stat instead of magic and are preceded by 'Wait' moves and therefore cannot be prevented with stun.
Medium Awareness: Unfortunately, she knows that she is in a game only rated "T".
Me's a Crowd: Uses the Moon Cell to summon her other 8 Tails as servants so they can save their master in her CCC Servant ending.
Mythology Gag: Whether she is talking about her E-mail buddy Kiyohime or asking for Aburaage (which is the Bakitsune equivalent of catnip), Caster is full of them.
Not Quite The Right Thing: In her backstory, she became intrigued with humans since she isn't quite one herself and decided to try living among them and serving them. However humans don't want that from the gods. Despite being harmless, she was hunted down when her identity was uncovered and despite asking to simply be allowed to leave in peace armies kept pursuing her, which she destroyed before finally falling in battle. Not a very good track record there, Amaterasu.
Not So Different: Twice's Caster acts much more serious than your Caster even though they have the same identity...until you defeat them, in which after Twice declares they must leave and does so himself, his Caster drops completely down the maturity scale.
Power Limiter: Being summoned as a Legendary Soul actually decreases her power, since as a facet of Amaterasu, her full power would be on par with, if not greater than the Big Three of the Nasuverse. Being summoned as the Servant of a pure-hearted Master means she doesn't have access to her darker powers either. The in-game text states that if she were not a Servant, her Noble Phantasm would actually allow her to bring the dead back to life.
She seems even weaker than regular Servants, which she Handwaves as a result of being summoned in the Caster class, universally considered the weakest of the seven Servant classes. The truth is that Caster is deliberately holding back her own power because the last time she used her seduction magic, she got betrayed and slaughtered by 80,000 soldiers.
Red Oni, Blue Oni: Caster plays this role with Saber in the Omake that show up in the Type-Moon Ace magazine.
Rose-Haired Sweetie: The protagonists even lampshade this when they realize they could have guessed her personality from her hair.
Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: Her relationship with her Masters is this. When the protagonist mostly has existential crisis over the slaughter that is Holy Grail War, she keeps up the cheerful front to keep their spirits up, encouraging them with not-so-subtle flirting. From the bonus boss fight against her when she's still Twice's Servant, though she's more solemn than her present self, Twice thinks that she's sacrificing her own happiness and original personality too much to support his gloomy self.
Willfully Weak: Refuses to make use of her witchcraft or shapeshifting abilities, which are ranked EX and A respectively. You'd think she would at least agree to shapeshift enough to hide the ears and tail.
Worthy Opponent: She has a tendency to trash talk all your opponents, but she has to admit that Dan Blackmore is a pretty good guy. Normally, she'd also find Arcueid a worthy opponent since they're so similar, but she's stuck in the role of Berserker.
A hedonistic woman who lives entirely for the moment and finds value only in ephemeral aspects of life, making her incompatible with Heroic Spirits like Caster (an aspect of Infinity) and Gilgamesh (who stockpiles the treasures he gains). In addition to her accomplishments in circumnavigation, her role in defeating the Spanish Armada gave rise to the Age of Exploration for England. As a pirate, she favours using pistols in combat.Her Noble Phantasm is Hunt of the Golden Hind: Golden Stag and the Eventide Tempest, which summons the fleet she commanded in life to unleash a barrage upon the enemy.
"Remember my name by the death from my passing! Temeroso el Draque! I am the woman who set the sun! You rascals, it's time! The king of storms, a swarm of ghosts, this is the beginning of the Wild Hunt!"
Gender Flip: Although the game makes it clear that this is not an example of a female being recorded into history as male- like Red Saber- but simply how she has been incarnated into the Holy Grail War.
There's also a possible subversion of this, since the Japanese version of the game hints that she's not actually Francis Drake, but Queen Elizabeth in disguise.
More Dakka: Her Noble Phantasm summons her ship, the Golden Hind, as well as her armada, which bombards the target with cannons.
Mythology Gag: Shinji's Servant being a Rider class, and the first to be defeated.
Not So Different: Both she and the playable Saber wish to enjoy life and all its pleasures to the fullest, though their methods vary. Both also threaten each other with ropes (trussing up and hanging, respectively).
Only in It for the Money: Well, her role as a Servant and her apparent ability to get along well with her Master might play a role, but she does demand a lot of money to fight and in an early quest, she gets a power boost unless you can prevent them from reaching several treasures.
A chivalrous outlaw thief who relies on guerrilla tactics such as preemptive strikes, traps and poison. Though he bitterly complains that he is unable to win in a fair fight, it is hinted that his true desire is to leave the shadows of the forest and be acknowledged and thanked as a hero.His Noble Phantasm is Yew Bow: Holy Bow of Supplication, a bow made from the holy yew tree in Sherwood Forest. The arrows shot from this bow identify and amplify the impurities within anything they hit, giving the effect of a deadly poison. In CCC, he is a servant of BB and opposes the Protagonist several times through the story.
Archer Archetype: He is an Archer class Servant, and he's pretty much the first one seen to rely on his bow. He's also pretty independent, as shown by his ambush of the protagonist on campus, which was not ordered by his Master.
Combat Pragmatist: Traps, ambushes, poisons - if it helps him win, he'll do it. Though he's always wanted to fight fairly at least once in his life.
Expy: His backstory, specifically selflessly protecting everyone around him and ultimately being betrayed by them is very similar to another Archer's and his role as a Legacy Character who has his own identity forgotten is very similar to Assassin's.
No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: During his life he fought for the people of his village, whom rewarded him with betrayal after betrayal. Despite all this, he still fought for them, as it was the right thing to do. It sucks being an Archer in the Nasuverse.
Out-of-Character Alert: He’s usually very laidback, so when he goes as far as being verbally and physically abusive to Passionlip, it tips everyone off just what’s wrong with the Alter Ego as previously Alice and Caster also bullied her too cruelly for their standard.
An irregular Servant who bears an appearance identical to her Master's. This is because Nursery Rhyme is not a specific individual with their own identity, but a manifestation of the love of children towards the nursery rhyme genre, effectively making them a "hero of children". Nursery Rhyme itself is a kind of psuedo-Reality Marble that reflects the true feelings of the one who summons it, creating a Servant in the image that their Master imagines.Her Noble Phantasm is Maxwell's Demon - Maiden's Empire: Queens Glass Game, which allows for Caster to take on whatever appearance or abilities are necessary to be consistent with the "character" it assumes. In this case, inspired by the tales of Alice in Wonderland, Caster gains the form of Alice, the ability to summon the powerful Jabberwocky monster, and the Reality Marble Nameless Forest, which erodes the ego of anyone caught within and eventually causes them to forget their own existence and disappear.
Degraded Boss: In CCC, she is faced as a random encounter in Meltlilith's dungeon later on in the game.
Me's a Crowd: Until you do Alice’s last will, her countless ghost copies are replacing every enemy programs on the floor.
Dissonant Serenity: She talks about Ironic Nursery Tune with the same cheerfulness as when she’s playing with her Master, but it’s nothing like when Meltlilith tore her apart and sent her Master comatose; she’s talks non-threatening phrases like “Welcome,” or “Let’s play,” while engaging in battle, laughs when got damaged by skills, and mutters “Sweet dreams,” when got defeated. As there’s a lot of her in that floor, the best way to describe her predicament is a Broken Record.
Time-Limit Boss: Not a clock-based time limit, but if the battle drags on, Caster will use her Noble Phantasm, which not only damages you but fully restores her HP, essentially resetting the battle. Oh, and the effect activates between turns, so there's no way to stop it.
Weak, but Skilled: Every single one of her stats is Rank E. She balances this out with a plethora of high ranked skills and a Reality Marble.
A deranged individual who shares his Master's twisted notions of love. Though he had been noble and dedicated to the cause of protecting his nation in life, he became infamous for his excessively brutal methods, which eventually led to his people turning against him. Dying in despair, he questioned why his sincere efforts had been rewarded by betrayal, and lost his sanity. He's not a vampire.His Noble Phantasm is Kazikli Bey: Fortress of Impalement, an endless stream of lances that impale the enemy, evocative of the time he had twenty thousand enemy soldiers skewered on spikes to demoralise an invading force.
Historical Villain Upgrade: In-Universe, and it literally changes his appearance and abilities to match the common perception of him, represented on his Matrix as the Seraphic Monstrosity ability.
Humans Are Special: His dying speech makes that certainly clear, where he finally acknowledges Ronnie's monstrous nature but, because she is ultimately human, even after death her soul can be saved and any wrongdoing can be atoned for in Purgatory. Would almost count as a moment of heartwarming if not for Ronnie's insane complaints about Lancer dying and not leaving behind a body to eat.
Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: He loves it so much, his Ceremonial Purge skill involves doing it to himself. Strangely, it only damages your Servant. His Noble Phantasm even has the title of Fortress of Impalement.
He impaled many of his own country's nobility because he felt that they had destabilized Wallachia. He also impaled thousands of Turkish soldiers as psychological warfare, all in the name of protecting the Christian kingdoms from the Ottomans.
Not So Different: He has something in common with all the playable Servants. Like Saber, he was the victim of Historical Villain Upgrade. Like Archer, he was betrayed by those he protected because of his crazy devotion to an ideal. Like Caster, he was so strongly believed to be a monster by people that he actually became one.
Supposedly a blood-sucking demon who is worshipped as a god by her Master, she is in fact a True Ancestor, a demon inherently connected to the Earth. Her current state is due to her Master lacking the ability to handle or even comprehend her true form, forcing her into the Berserker class. While the Berserker class increases her raw statistics, it has sealed many of the abilities that would otherwise make her a Game Breaker.Her Noble Phantasm is Blut die Schwester, which is less of a Noble Phantasm and more of an inherent quality from being an embodiment of the Earth. It can terraform the environment around her into a replica of Earth-like conditions. Within the Moon Cell, which has drastically lower gravity than Earth, this has a crushing effect on her opponents, who now must deal with a gravitational force six times the amount they are used to.
Brainwashed and Crazy: By the Berserker Mad Enhancement. After she is defeated and Gatou is deleted (breaking the Master/Servant link), she returns to normal and is quite friendly towards the Protagonist.
God Guise: Her Master proclaims her to be a true god. She is more of a natural phenomena, comparable to a tornado or earthquake.
No Sell: Of course the Moon doesn't delete her if she loses. She's a perfect copy of Type Moon, after all.
Power Limiter: Not only does being a Berserker reduce her overall capabilities, but her Master's incompetence reduces her abilities even further! Even her Mad Enhancement/Blind Rage skill has been reduced in effectiveness, giving her all the drawbacks of Rank A but only the benefits of Rank C.
Power Born of Madness: She's a Berserker and trades away sanity for power, but because Gatou is both incompetent and doesn't even understand what Arcueid is she has the effects on her mind of rank A while only getting a level C powerup.
The Speechless: Thanks to Mad Enhancement, she's rendered unable to speak coherently. She's silent in all scenes until the post arena dialogue.
A Chinese martial artist whose skill in the art of Bājíquán was so advanced that it was said he could slay any opponent with a single blow. Though he is famed as a Lancer, his Master elected to summon a younger version for compatibility, and for his Servant's ferocity and unquestioning impulse to fight during his youth.His Noble Phantasm is No Second Strike, which is less of a tangible Noble Phantasm and more a supreme manifestation of his martial ability, allowing him to slay an opponent with a single hit.In the final week, he is brought back alongside his Master's vengeful digital ghost, but has been corrupted into a Berserker by the hacked Command Seal Julius has stolen. As a Berserker, he is stripped of his sanity and his Noble Phantasm has been sealed.
Affably Evil: He's much nicer than his Master, even if he is trying to kill you.
An Irish demigod hero, and Expy of Lancer from Fate/stay night. Much like his counterpart, he's cocky, aggressive and a womanizer. It is implied by Archer that they are, in fact, the same person.His Noble Phantasm is the spear Gae Bolg, which instantly pierces the target's heart and then reverses cause and effect to create a reason for it.
A Chinese military commander infamous for his many betrayals. His military acumen and mastery of weaponry is so great that it would allow him to be summoned as any class within the Holy Grail War with the exception of Saber and Caster.His Noble Phantasm is God Force: The Five Warriors of Guan Yu, a weapon that can shift between five different forms. Because he has been summoned as a Berserker, the Noble Phantasm has lost most of its versatility and can only be used as a halberd or bow.
Heroic Sacrifice: In Rani's route, he protects her and the Protagonist from the explosion.
Mythology Gag: A famous Berserker-class Servant (who also qualifies for nearly every other class) that can't use his Noble Phantasm to its full potential and his combat skills because of Mad Enhancement, like another Berserker that we know.
Nice Hat: With two large feathers draped over and behind his head, consistent with depictions of Lu Bu.
A knight of the Round Table, known as the "Knight of the Sun" and counterpart to King Arthur. Having regretted his decisions in life, in which his personal failings led to the downfall of his king, Gawain hopes to restore his honour by serving Leonard Harway unquestioningly as "the perfect knight".His Noble Phantasm is Excalibur Galatine: The Resurrected Sword of Victory, the less well-known sister sword to Excalibur. In contrast to Excalibur, which drew its strength from the light radiated from the Earth, Galatine draws its strength from the warming rays of the Sun.
Chivalrous Pervert: See his reaction to any of Leo’s perverted hijinks and to the Alter Egos. He somehow can spouts most detailed description of women’s erotic features with such a straightforward manner, it’s like he’s telling only truth.
Cool Sword: Excalibur Galatine, which has a shard of the Sun in it. Its name is a reference to both Excalibur, which certain early French stories had him wielding, and Galatine, the sword he wields in most other stories.
Hopeless Boss Fight: If you decide to fight him in CCC. Note that it technically is winnable, but only if you're either cheating or have some very broken New Game+ outfits equipped.
Hour of Power: Between 9AM and 12 noon, and 3PM and 6PM, his power increases threefold, represented by the Numeral of the Saint ability. In gameplay terms, you can't damage him at all and must find some way of nullifying this ability or it's game over.
Innocently Insensitive: The way he puts the duty placement between him and your Servant makes him seemingly belittling you. It’s only when both Leo and Julius apologize for his tactless manner he realizes it.
Lethal Chef: His cooking is so horrid, Leo forbids him from for touching the kitchenware ever again. It implied that the reason why [[Visual Novel/FATESTAYNIGHT Arthur]] is such a glutton is because she put up with his foods in their Round Table time.
Mythology Gag: His appearance is based on the original design for Saber, before she was changed to a girl.
Revenge: Originally against Lancelot. He eventually forgives Lancelot before his death.
Rule of Three: His Numeral of the Saint ability triples his strength during three-hour periods.
Slap-on-the-Wrist Nuke: Excalibur Galatine is supposed to be the equal of Excalibur, which is basically the most powerful directly damaging Noble Phantasm out there not named Ea. It should reduce you to dust, but what it actually does is just sort of hurt. Toss your Servant an Ether Crystal and they'll be good as new.
To Be Lawful or Good: Thinks of his actions in life along these lines, and unlike most examples he resolved to be lawful and obey his Master without any question whatsoever, in order to repent for his grudges getting in the way of his duty towards the king. Archer and Saber will both call him out for this in different ways - Archer thinks he is Lawful Stupid and Saber thinks he is an insult to knights. Caster merely thinks he swore his loyalty to someone unworthy of being called a king in the first place.
The Worf Effect: Suffers from this when he fights BB, who proceeds to use the Grail to deal 99999 damage to him.
A celestial being summoned from the records of the Moon Cell by Twice H. Pieceman to act as the strongest Servant and free humanity from suffering. His exact identity is unclear during the game itself, but supplementary materials reveal him to be the Buddha. The Protagonist speculates that Saver does not agree with Pieceman's philosophy of endless war, but agreed to aid him as a way of showing mercy and compassion to Twice's tortured soul. Saver acts as the final boss of the game.His Noble Phantasm is Amita Amitabha: Transmigration into One, a sort of teaching to achieve Moksha (i.e. liberation from the cycle of reincarnation), which manifests through the mandala floating behind him. As the match goes on, the seven mirrors will gradually light up, at which point Saver will activate the Phantasm and end the opponent's existence.
The Dragon: Even though he doesn't support Twice's ideals, he's just being compassionate towards the soul of the original Twice.
Time-Limit Boss: During the fight, he will charge his Transmigration into One attack. Every two turns, one light will shine on his Mandala, if he lights all seven mirrors, he delivers a One-Hit Kill, instant Game Over.
Willfully Weak: He has access to some rather broken skills that make him more or less untouchable, but they don't appear to be in effect during the boss fight, meaning his "defeat" was not due to his opponent's strength.
The NPCs are virtual constructs created by the Moon Cell to help facilitate the Holy Grail War. Their appearance and personalities are based upon the data of real people, living and dead, but they are bound to the service of the Moon Cell and possess no free will of their own.
A man dressed in the robes of a priest. He acts as the overseer of the Holy Grail War, providing information to the Masters, enforcing the rules and occasionally providing challenges. In sharp contrast with his priestly attire, he has a very abrasive personality and almost seems to enjoy the death and destruction caused by the Holy Grail War. It is said that he is based on the data of a previous Master who competed in the Holy Grail War.
Ascended Extra: He plays a slightly more important role in CCC. It's not so much of being more important as being talkative and seeable everyday and providing insight to whats going on. He even gains a Servant, Lancer, and becomes a optional boss.
Badass: Can use his martial art skills to attack Servants in CCC. And yes, this works on GILGAMESH.
Voiced by: Noriko Shitaya (only in the DVD special, Drama CD, and Fate/Extra CCC)
A young girl who works in the Nurse's Office. She provides medical care and healing supplies to Masters, and her homemade lunches are some of the most valuable and effective healing items in the game. Unlike her Fate/stay night counterpart, Sakura has long hair reaching down to her knees and is a lot more assertive. Despite sharing the same surname as Shinji, they are not related; though she plays the role of his little sister in the Lotus-Eater Machine prologue.CCC greatly expands her role, revealing that she is a caretaker AI created by the Moon Cell to take care of humans, who eventually came to oversee the entire Moon Cell. Wishing to save the masters before they die, she sends them to the Far Side just before their death. Unfortunately, she is hacked by Kiara Sesshouin and corrupted into B.B., leading to the "Far Side" route of CCC. In the normal routes, B.B. is eventually defeated and Sakura takes her place to "reset" the Moon Cell (which loops things back to the events of the Near Side). In the CCC Route, she gains control of the Moon Cell and uses its power to manipulate reality so that both she and the Protagonist can return to the real world.
Almighty Janitor: CCC reveals that she eventually takes charge of the entire Moon Cell. However, she only has a certain amount of control and the one in charge is still the Moon Cell.
Artificial Intelligence: Designed as one by the Moon Cell in order to have her properly take care of patients. It leads her to falling in love with the Protagonist and eventually to the events of CCC.
Because You Were Nice to Me: The entire plot of CCC happens because she falls in love with the protagonist because s/he's the only one who visit her in the infirmary not only because to get her weekly item in Extra. When she grows feverish in the shoes locker as the Moon Cell tries to delete that "alien" emotion and no one helps her, the protagonist is the only one who who says "Are you okay?" and that one act anchors her grip of her own consciousness and drives her to save the protagonist from their inevitable fate of deletion at the end of Extra.
Become a Real Boy: In the CCC Route Ending. Where she also gains a human body by using the Moon Cell.
Beware the Nice Ones: She seems a bit eager to punish the offender who messed with the bulletin board in the 6th week.
A woman who speaks frivolously, she arrived in the SE.RA.PH to examine an abnormality in the future, though she has not been given the authority to interfere beyond the chapel walls. She is responsible for increasing the strength of the protagonist's Servant through the "Alteration of the Soul" process. The only escape from SE.RA.PH, as she learns, is for a Master to obtain the Holy Grail.
The Glorious War of Sisterly Rivalry: With Touko. The two of them absolutely hate each other, though it's toned down here compared to the other Nasuverse works. They're in the same room without trying to kill each other, after all.
The older sister of Aoko Aozaki, who tends to speak carelessly. Despite warnings to the contrary, she continues to tamper with SE.RA.PH to find ways of escaping, though she concludes that the most efficient way to leave is for a Master to obtain the Holy Grail. She's apparently looking for a friend of a friend inside the Moon Cell. Her physical appearance is a throwback to Type-Moon's original design for Tōko in Kara no Kyoukai.e
Artificial Human: Her dialogue implies that she's in one of her doll bodies, and if there is no other way out, she can just terminate her current body and reawaken in a body outside the SE.RA.PH.
If certain conditions are met, Shiki Ryougi appears as a non-Servant participant who has killed 99 participants in the Holy Grail War and seeks to kill one more to return to her world. Her Noble Phantasm is Boundary of the Void.
Luck-Based Mission: Her fight has a strong luck component to it, which isn't helped by the sheer length of it. In particular, she has two skills that basically cause a Caster to lose instantly by either dealing well over your max HP in a single hit with Twin Towers or sealing all your skills for the rest of the match with Suspended Esoterica. Because there is no guaranteed indication of when she will use either, if you're unlucky you can easily lose at any time. Furthermore, Caster's stunning attacks do not work consistently on Ryougi, forcing the player to use a different and more SP intensive playstyle to avoid poor luck.
Magical Eye: The Mystic Eyes of Death Perception, of course.
Nothing Personal: She says this word for word if you decide to fight her. She only wants to return home and has to kill 100 Servants to do it. She leaves the Masters alone, though they're unlikely to last long.
Out of Character: Ryougi Shiki is not okay with killing at all despite her constant desire to do it. However, she has killed close to two hundred people considering the death of the Servant kills the Master as well. She would despise a person who committed this kind of slaughter.
Took a Level in Badass: From just being able to fight Servants defensively at her strongest to being able to kill almost a hundred of them.
A nameless student you control in the Prologue. A friend of Shinji and is known as the Ace of the Newspaper Club. However, he begins to lose his memories and even his identity. He stumbles upon the Arena on the Last Day of the prelims, but he failed to qualify and died.
Various other Masters who qualified for the Holy Grail War and are going through their own trials at the same time.
And You Thought It Was a Game: Many of them are hit hard by this after the first round ends and they all get to witness (or experience) the effects of losing firsthand.
Battle Couple: One girl entered along with her boyfriend in hopes of becoming this. Even after learning that the rules prevented this, they found ways to support each other - well, the guy did anyway - until they're pitted against each other.
Contemplate Our Navels: One girl spends a great deal of time by the fountain, reflecting upon recent events. She acknowledges this and adds that the peaceful surroundings of the garden lead to her introspection.
Friendly Enemy: Some of them acknowledge they could potentially end up fighting you at some point, yet remain friendly. One particular classmate keeps wishing you luck and encouraging you to do your best.
I'm Not Here to Make Friends: Others, however, are not so open. One fellow standing near the Library bluntly shuts down your attempts to talk to him, as you and everyone else are potential enemies.
Jerkass: Quite a few tend to be rather rude to the protagonist, like the aforementioned fellow near the Library.
Mad Love: The girl on the first floor absolutely adores her Servant, and over the course of the War, she progresses from squealing about his cool looks and special moves to giggling creepily and saying that anyone who gets in their way will be torn into pieces.
News Travels Fast: Everybody seems to have already heard what's recently happened to you by the time you talk to them. Justified in that intel on other Masters is very important in the Holy Grail War, and typically the only chance you get to talk to everyone is in the Evening, giving a fair amount of time for yesterday's news to spread.
Loose Lips: Despite the conflict being partly a war of information, a few participants can't help bragging about their Servants. Some of them last surprisingly long, though, which probably means their Servants are that strong.
Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: While the male member of the would-be Battle Couple quickly realizes exactly what they've gotten themselves into, his girlfriend remains cheery, eager to battle, and optimistic about their chances.
Take Care Of My Girlfriend: The Savvy Guy above asks the protagonist to look after his girlfriend if anything happens to him. He makes this Last Requestknowing that they've been pitted against one another.
Underestimating Badassery: The guy who gets matched against Rin in the first round completely blows her off as a non-threat, despite all evidence to the contrary. He doesn't make it out, of course. Another female Master is repeatedly shocked to see that the protagonist survived each round.
What the Hell, Hero?: As news and rumors of their exploits spread around campus, the protagonist can get called out on seemingly wasting time or playing with Alice when they should be preparing for battle instead.
NEET: When he notices who she is, Shinji calls her out for being unfair by having more than 6k hours of playtime when the MMO is less than a year, which means she plays the game 18 hours per day everyday. She then proudly boasts that she only need the rest for sleeping. There's a Freudian Excuse for that, though.
Chekhov's Skill: Against Rani, who beats everyone (except Gilgamesh) in a game of chess, she wins several games out of 200 rounds of mahjong through luck and willpower alone. Because mahjong sometimes relying on Random Number God to get a good hand, even a novice against an expert can get some wins through luck, and if they keep playing, the novice's wins might outweight the loses.
Nerds Are Sexy: Her official art has her being rather cute and shapely for a 30 year old fujoshi. Oddly enough, fanart tends to do a more realistic look.
This Loser Is You: She’s basically a giant deconstruction of anything to do with otaku. Loner who deludes herself of having friends and status as best gamer. Who thinks her life is full of freedom because her parents are dead and her finance is supported without work because of her parents’ insurance. Whose view of the world is so jaded, she doesn’t want anything to do with it but in process making her life has no meaning.
Small Name, Big Ego: She’s a perfect mirror of Shinji, often boasting about her skill and calling herself the ‘Great Jinako’. Though somewhat skilled, she’s no match to both Rin and Rani when they go to their post as the Mission Control . She surprisingly ignorant of the Grail War and its system, and it seems she never go to the Arena at all.It implied that’s the reason why no one saw her in the Holy Grail War; she chickened out the war when she realizes the entire isn’t a game and hid, got eliminated without fighting a single match. The only reason why she survives it is because Karna gave her his armor.
Unreliable Expositor: Unlike the other SG, hers are told from her view, which won’t be so bad if she’s not admitting that she’s such an unashamed liar in the same SG...
The Master of Caster, Kiara is a nun who took the identity and teaching position of Taiga Fujimura in the Prologue. She is actually a skilled computer hacker (like Rin and Shinji) who hacked into Sakura in order to gain control over the Moon Cell and use its omnipotent power to impose her twisted ideal of love on the world. She is responsible for the corruption of the Sakura caretaker program into B.B., and acts as the True Final Boss of the game in the CCC Route.Her Noble Phantasm is Angra Mainyu/CCC: All the World's Desire, in which she absorbs the collective souls of mankind and envelops them in a whirlwind of orgasmic pleasure intense enough to literally melt and reform their beings in an instant.
Big Bad: Revealed to be this in the CCC route and is the one indirectly responsible for BB.
Dark Messiah: She becomes Angra Mainyu because she saw that the only way for the world to gain salvation is through her teaching, which is basically having the humanity goes into a wild orgies of sex to ascend spiritually. As the world itself is so full of suffering, her real-life counterpart is hailed as the ‘Last Prophet’ for bringing salvation through hedonism and caused thousands of suicides. She becomes Angra Mainyu, but instead of evil, she becomes an embodiment of lust by being an idol of lust and an object of humanity’s lewd desire.
Grand Theft Me: She can use both Meltlilith and Passionlip as "back-up" bodies if her original self is killed. In the Normal routes, her backups get killed off before she can do this, but in the CCC Route she does successfully evade death by possessing Passionlip instead.
Naughty Nuns: When your sect of Buddhism focuses on gaining enlightenment through sexual pleasure, you can't get naughtier than this.
One-Winged Angel: She uses the power of the Moon Cell and Caster's Noble Phantasm to become a powerful demon: a counterpart to Avenger (Angra Mainyu), except one created from all the desires in the world instead of all of the evils.
Clipped Wing Angel: However, it is implied that she is restrained from her full potential by numerous factors: she absorbed the Sakura AIs who loved the Protagonist, she lacks the capacity to fully understand her newfound power, and Caster's "author's spirit" does not allow her to reach her "ideal self" so easily.
The Tease: Her Establishing Character Moment is basically smothering the protagonist with her chest after falling from the stairs, then seems deliberately prolonging their suffering (?) for a moment with an absurdly fake innocence. Then she has the gall to call the accident “heated tryst” right in front of the class later.
Too Kinky to Torture: Her desire to save the world through her sect is so uncomprehensibly self-torturing, everyone’s wondering just how much she likes of being used. In the final battle, she keeps saying “More!” when the Servant get a good hit at her.
What Measure Is a Non-Human?: Since the beginning, she’s dismissal to Sakura’s capability to feel emotion because AI shouldn’t have that kind of anomalous program, and only true humans can. That’s the reason why she can’t comprehend that Sakura’s and BB love is real, and so does the reason why Sakura Labyrinth exists. For her, the AIs are exist for her to manipulate.
A mysterious girl who bears a striking resemblance to Sakura Matou. She claims to be a dangerous and unusual AI, but it's unclear as to who or what is responsible for her creation. After seizing control of the Moon Cell, she imposes her will over the "Far Side" by destroying the Holy Grail War and replacing it with the Sakura Labyrinth, the keys to which are hidden within the hearts of the Masters and Servants trapped there.Her true identity is a mutation of the Sakura Caretaker AI that controls the Moon Cell. After Kiara Sesshouin hacked the Sakura AI and removed her behavioural constraints, Sakura fell in love with the Protagonist and placed him/her in a "Groundhog Day" Loop to prevent their inevitable death at the end of the Holy Grail War. However, knowing that this was not a permanent or ethical solution but unable to come up with a better idea, Sakura broke down further and decided to escape the pain by restoring herself to factory settings. Because AI data cannot be erased, she moved her memories of loving the Protagonist into a trash file that was stored away, where they eventually gained sentience and became BB.Her Noble Phantasm is C.C.C. (Cursed Cutting Crater), an Anti-World Noble Phantasm created from the combined authority over creation held by every primordial goddess in history, now usurped by BB. With it, B.B. can create new worlds as she desires, completely overwriting every aspect of the previous world. Her mastery over creation is so absolute that she can affect abstract concepts like consciousness or luck, and even the rules of cause and effect. In battle, she uses it to encase her target in a world where they no longer exist, wiping them out.
Adorkable: No matter what kind of power within her arsenal, she’s still the impishly cute junior BB-chan and acts that way.
A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Subverted, as B.B. only really went crazy due to being hacked by Kiara Sesshouin.
The Chessmaster: She completely aware that she, as an infirmary AI, doesn't have any active combat ability to defend herself. So she uses the Sentinels to buy time to absorb more data, then she sends out her Alter Egos to engage with the Masters. As the Alter Egos are parts of her, when the Masters fight them, her system turns on her self-preservation mode against the aggression, allows her to use the authority to engage in battle, and allows her own system to absorb more harmful data into herself.
Composite Character: She absorbed the forgotten primordial Goddess from which all Goddesses originate, along with the Goddesses that came from her such as Tiamat, Gaia, Athena, Ishtar, Astarte, etc.
Creepy Monotone: When Moon Cell wins in its and BB’s struggle of power over the Moon Cell’s control.
King of All Cosmos: Omnipotent AI who creates the entire Labirinth in the Far Side of the Moon, capable of doing just about everything, and has stats that is unmeasurable even against the unmeasurable EX rank, and yet she spends her time trolling her adversaries and allies alike with mild pranks and hijacking the transmission to host her talk show BB Channel.
Killer Game Master: Due to her being in charge of the Moon Cell, she can use all kinds of ridiculously unbalanced abilities in battle, like a manifestation of the tainted Holy Grail itself.
Literal Split Personality: She’s Sakura’s back-up that she filled with her growing affection for the protagonist when her function disallows her to act so. The back-up grows its own sentience and becomes BB. Also, the Alter Egos are literally that; part of her that she separates from herself as her drones to do functions in the Labyrinth. More Alter Egos she splits from herself, gets weaker she will be. Passionlip calls her Mother, though.
No Sell: Pontia Theron, the embodiment of all the Mother Goddesses she absorbed, makes it so no being of earthly origin can defy or harm her. The effect can be nullified by activating the Zero Model in the servant, and the Protagonist is unaffected since they were able to exist thanks to the Moon Cell, which makes them alien in origin as a result.
A deadly fighter whose face resembles that of BB. She has sharpened spikes for legs, and a love of violence.Her true nature is that of an "Alter Ego", a "High Servant" created by BB after she accessed the records of the Moon Cell. She is a composite of three Servants- Artemis, Leviathan/Lotan, and Sarasvati-Her Noble Phantasm is Saraswati Meltout: Benzaiten's Five String Biwa, a concept of Saraswati's rule over civilization as the Goddess of River, Art, and Education. A non-combat Anti-World Noble Phantasm that turned destructive because of Meltlilith's love for battle, a great sweeping tidal cyclone that destroys the form of "anything that flows", whether it's water, words, or moral; thus the very concept of civilization itself.
The Assimilator: Her ranked A skill Melt Virus allows her to absorb anyone she injects it into after they have been liquefied. It allows her to absorb EXP, Skills, Capacity, and more this way.
Assimilation Backfire: She attempts to assimilate Shinji because of his intelligence. Unfortunately for Meltlilith, Shinji's a genius hacker and was able to implant a virus in himself that weakens her.
Big Sister Bully: To Passionlip; she's verbally abusive and callous to Lip as she only could only protest weakly at her.
Making a Splash: The goddess that composite her are those who had strong ties with water or tide; Artemis, a goddess who strikes those who seeks power to rule over moon movement and tide rising, Leviathan, the famous sea monster that becomes model of Moses's staff that split the Red Sea, and Saraswati, Hindu's river goddess. And then, there's her Noble Phantasm, Saraswati Meltout.
My Rules Are Not Your Rules: Meltlilith is a ridiculously unbalanced opponent: she's Lv.1000, she can absorb the EXP, skills and stats of fallen enemies to strengthen herself, and best of all, she is immune to damage. B.B. removes her invulnerability, and later Shinji uses an Assimilation Backfire to infect her with a virus that drops her to Lv.1. By the time you fight her for real, she's far more squishy and actually easier to deal with than Passionlip because she only focuses on raw offensive power.
Narcissist: As her main component is Sarasvati, Hindu Goddess of Culture, it’s not exactly wrong when she says she’s acting on humanity’s desire. But her way of showing love to humanity is twisted into a self-love completely barren of anyone else, and instead assimilating said everyone into herself so she can love herself along with everyone more.
Older Than They Look: She's the second oldest Alter Ego after the unseen Violet, and yet looks like a standard lolicon bait. It seems she has a complex regarding of being older, and yet looks younger than Passionlip.
Really Gets Around: From the skill description, it seems this is the reason why she has that B rank Riding skill.
Soft-Spoken Sadist: She always talks with a certain grace that only appearent to stereotypical Ice Queen and Andersen describes her as ‘mother-like’ in manner and speech. Doesn’t stop her from being such a sadistic bitch who dismisses everyone as pawns and dolls, revels in the strength from other’s suffering, and completely loses herself when fighting.
The Starscream: She dislikes BB because BB is one-upping her attempt to be an absolute being. Her floor is where most of BB’s remaining ally Servants kick the bucket because Meltlilith destroyed them in one way or another in her quest to overthrow BB.
Too Kinky to Torture: She outright challenges the protagonist to make her cough out her confession in her Punishment Time. She holds out her composure the best of all Sentinels.
Yandere: For the Protagonist. If Archer is the Female Protagonist servant she is yandere for him.
A girl whose arms have been shaped into massive metallic talons. Like Meltlilith, she bears the same face as BB. Although Passionlip is friendly to the Protagonist at first, she attacks after receiving orders from "her mother".Her true nature is that of an "Alter Ego", a "High Servant" created by BB after she accessed the records of the Moon Cell. She is a composite of three Servants- Parvati, Durga and Brynhildr- and her giant arms are the embodiment of the ten weapons that Durga received from the gods.Her Noble Phantasm is Brynhild Romantia: Until Death Divide the Two Apart, the spear that Brynhildr used to exact revenge upon the hero Sigurd, who had promised to marry her but later betrayed her trust by deceiving her into marrying his brother-in-law (the king Gunther) instead. As such, the more affection the user has towards the target of this Noble Phantasm, the deadlier and more accurate the attack will be.
Does This Remind You of Anything?: Everyone nears her as an unexplainable urge to be abusive to her and her Punishment Time disturbingly played like a sexual assault. This girl has bust size bigger than she is tall and she dresses so absurdly minim.
Humanoid Abomination: She’s the Alter Ego, beside the unseen Kingprotea, that visibly monstorous. She weights 1 ton and unlike Meltlilith, whose not even that bad, she doesn’t have the ‘without’ weight. That means her giant arms and hands are not prostheses.
Super Strength: With those arms it was obvious (she has a A+ rank in Strength) but it goes further than that: she also has an EX-ranked skill that allows her to crush anything that can fit into her oversized hands into a small five-inch-wide cube. And it doesn't even need to be so in reality; if it can fit her claws via Finger Framing, then she perceives it as "crushable". The game acknowledges the absurdity of this, even classifying it as a "cheat" skill.
What Measure Is a Non-Human?: Her Barrier Against Cognizance is so bad, she finally misunderstands the reason of everyone's rejection is because she's an Alter Ego and BB's clone, instead of her monstrous appearance. Her entire Punishment Time is basically telling her that yes, she's a monster and yes, it doesn't matter; a girl is still a girl.
Yandere: For the Protagonist. Her composites goddesses are those who also screwed by love, to boot.
A new playable Servant in Fate/EXTRA CCC. Gilgamesh is known as the "King of Heroes", a legendary Servant who boasts that he is so powerful, he does not fall under any of the typical seven Classes. His ego is so great that he does not bother to hide his identity as the famous Babylonian king who was said to own all of the world's treasures.His Noble Phantasm is the Gate of Babylon, a portal leading to the treasury containing the thousands upon thousands of Noble Phantasms he collected during his lifetime. As he lacks the proficiency to wield most of them, Gilgamesh mainly uses them as projectiles or shields. However, he does have a few favourites: such as the anti-World Noble Phantasm Ea, a drill-sword that he uses for his devastating Enuma ElishFinishing Move.
The Ace: Word of God states that the main reason Gilgamesh has no class was because "there was no more reason to restrict his power [using the Class system]". In fact, the reason he is not allowed to be summoned on the Near Side is because he would make the Holy Grail War too easy. Thus he can only be summoned on the Far Side.
Artificial Human: Created from the Counter Force by the Gods to control humanity
Badass: He's the same unbeatable King of Heroes we know and love, and he gets a lot more time to show off.
Badass Armfold: His standard battle stance. Only by getting his HP to red does he lowered his arms to a relaxed standing pose.
Guide Dang It: Gilgamesh's Secret Garden is much harder to get without looking it up. The first requires you to use over 10 items, this must be done before your first SG of the floor's Sentinel or it will be Lost Forever. Particularly jarring since the other servants are not as hard to acquire.
It Makes Sense in Context: Most of his conversations only make sense if you have prior knowledge of things in-universe. Like his "Reason You Suck" Speech to Gawain flies over everyone’s heads because they don’t know who Arthur actually is and calling Julius ’a ghost’ before the reveal that this Julius was taken after the fight in the final week, from which he had lost his round and only remaining as a cyber ghost.
It's All About Me: He's calmer and less psychotic than he was in Fate/stay night... but only because the EXTRA world resembles his kingdom more than the primary world did.
It's Personal: He was fine letting BB do whatever she wanted and all,but after nearly being taken by BB and seeing the determination his Master went through to save him, Gilgamesh declares BB to be his enemy now.
Like a Badass out of Hell: Pulls this off in his ending when he burns through all three of his own Command Seals and a reported 90% of his Noble Phantasm treasury to break out of the Far Side and rescue the Protagonist from deletion at the end of the Near Side story.
That which appeals my heart the most is the sound of a heart breaking that, when you washed the beautiful (heart), drips an even more beautiful water. When you lick it, it tastes sweet.
Master Of All: Gilgamesh uses all of his stats equally and suffers no draw backs as a result. His physical strength is more then Saber's, his magic stat is higher then Caster's, and his skills are more useful and powerful then Archers.
One-Hit Kill: His Enuma Elish attack kills any enemy with less than 30% HP remaining, including boss characters.
Only Friend: Enkidu as it has always been. He is still able to grow close to the Protagonist over time.
"Reason You Suck" Speech: Give a huge one to Gawain over his loyalty to his king, right in front of the Student Council. He basically calls out Gawain for not catching Arthur’s personal dilema over her ‘perfect king’ image and further burdening her shoulder with that adoration and expectation. Gawain unintentionally proves him right by not listening to his words, stands up to his position as a mindless, loyal knight only answering to his king’s whim, though at that moment everyone agrees with Gawain as they’re ignorant of what he means.
The Starscream: Gilgamesh makes no secret of the fact that, as his first action is to steal his own Command Seals from you, he could kill you at any time if he feels the whim. The dialogue choices you make determine whether he follows up on this threat or eventually becomes a Sarcastic Devotee.
Turned Against Their Masters: Although created by the Gods to keep them relevant and control humanity, he ends up being the one who deals the fatal blow that ends their reign.
Tsundere: More you gain his approval, more he denies that he grows to like you. He still calls the protagonist mongrel, but this is his mongrel who impress him so much with that bull-headed stubborness. The feeling is mutual.
"Well Done, Son" Guy: The protagonist as this relationship with him. Realizing just how precious Gilgamesh's praises are, s/he starts using them as a scale of his/her achievements. At least, that's how it goes if both the Master and the Servant are not trying to out-Tsun each other.
A cold and powerful warrior whose body has been fused with a suit of invincible armour.As the rules of the Holy Grail War have become corrupted, there is no reason for him to hide his identity as the invulnerable hero from the Indian epic Mahabharata. Karna is summoned as a Lancer, (although his Master later gives him the nickname of "Launcher" Class.)His Noble Phantasm is Vasavi Shakti: O Sun, Abide to Death, the spear that Indra (king of the Devas) granted to Karna after being shamed by the latter's unflinching generosity and self-sacrificial honour. As the mightiest weapon of Indra, Vasavi Shakti is a spear of light that can take down even gods, but can only be used by Karna once.
Armor of Invincibility: His kavacha (armor) and kundala (earring) are so powerful that not even B.B can do as much as put a scratch on them. He gave the armor to Jinako without her knowledge or consent so that she could survive the reset.
Badass: One of the only Heroic Spirits that can hold a candle to Gilgamesh.
Born Lucky: His Luck stat is A+! This is really ironic because Karna was really screwed over by the universe in his past life, and was originally conceptualised as a Lancer class (who traditionally have terrible Luck stats).
Subverted. Karna requests that his luck be displayed at A+ since he feels that lucky getting Jinako as his master.
Deadpan Snarker: All. The. Time. At one point he comments that if Jinako keeps stuffing her face so much with food, dropping her from great heights will do more damage than his Noble Phantasm ever could.
Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: Due to their peculiar nature, Gilgamesh doesn't have his armor or javelin in the Gate of Babylon, so he asks Karna to give him either his armor, javelin or his head. Karna replies that since he´s given the armor to Jinako and has to use the javelin to fight him, he can have his rotten head if he wins. BAD. ASS.
Drama-Preserving Handicap: He is called a Heroic Spirit that is as powerful as Gilgamesh (and his Lancer counterpart seems to live up to that claim), but he is weakened by his connection to Jinako, a subpar Master. While still a formidable boss, he's no longer as unbeatable as his Apocrypha counterpart is.
Eye Beam: Brahmastra, a projectile Noble Phantasm that changes its shape depends on his class. Since he has no class in this game, Brahmastra manifests as a form of his signature Death Glare.
Heroic Sacrifice: At the end of the game, he reveals that he had given his armour of invincibility to his Master without her knowledge earlier. This allows her to survive the "reset" of the system at the end of the Far Side scenario and safely exit the Moon Cell, which is why she does not show up in the Near Side scenario.
No Flow in CGI: As the game engine would have a hard time rendering his flowing cape, the character designer changed it to a set of metal spikes with the same feel.
The Stoic: He comes across as this because he believes that most things and events are "normal" and how they were meant to be, therefore there is no reason to be surprised. This trait even allowed him to accept his own death without a hint of resentment, even though he really had every right to be.
Tragic Hero: The world really worked hard to screw him over throughout his entire life.
Worthy Opponent: Though he isn't exactly disrespectful of his other opponents, he holds Gilgamesh in relatively high regard, and for once Gilgamesh seems to return the sentiment.
Lancer (Elizabeth Báthory)
Master: Variesnote Has been shown as Rani, Rin, Shinji, Meltlilith, and the PC's Servant. | Voiced by Rumi Oukubo
A new Servant in the "Far Side" scenario of CCC. She has a dragon's horns and tail, and refers to herself as an "Idol" class Servant. However, she also has the capacity to be summoned under the Berserker class.Her Noble Phantasm is Kilenc Sárkány: Roar Of The Dragon, the voice of the dragon Sárkány, who was said to be able to invoke rain and wind with his cry. When used by Lancer, it amplifies her voice to such a degree that it destroys both the body and mind of its victim. She later upgrades this Noble Phantasm to Báthory Erzsébet: Fresh Blood Demoness, the castle where Elizabeth reigned during her lifetime and tortured hundreds of young girls to death so she could bathe in their blood. After Elizabeth became a Servant and began to dream of becoming the ultimate Idol Singer, it was remodeled into a massive stage that channels the foul magic gained from the ceremonial slaughter into its amplifiers, increasing the power of Kilenc Sárkány.
Animal Motifs: Dragons. In life her family crest had a dragon on it and there were rumors that she had dragon's blood.
Attention Whore: Her obsession with idol life is because of this. After being outed as the serial killer bathed in her victims' blood, Bathory was house-arrested in her castle. Her windows were sealed because she was always wailing non-stop for attention of her wardens and she died of loneliness.
Blue and Orange Morality: Because of the combination of her upbringing and mental illness, she honestly doesn’t see her actions as wrong. As a noble, peasants’ life that she tortured and whose blood she drained for her bath meant nothing as peasants were nothing more but cattle for her to slaughter.
Bodyguard Betrayal: She killed her original Master, Lil' Ronnie, when she thinks Ronnie is unsightly and allied herself with BB because she's more beautiful. She changes Masters the most because she doesn't go stopping the threat when someone tries to assassinate her Masters.
Boxed Crook: When the protagonist dives into the root of his/her Servants’ Origin, Elizabeth is given to them as their Servant to conquer the Servant’s Zero Model and gaining the Servant’s Origin in exchange of her freedom from her Ice Maze prison.
Horned Humanoid: Due to her "Innocent Monster" skill (which transforms the physical appearance of a Servant based on the conception others had of them in real life). Her horns and tail are meant to invoke the image of a dragon.
Idol Singer: She introduces herself as an "Idol" class Servant. She's... not very good at it.
Hollywood Tone-Deaf / Cute, but Cacophonic: Thought it's noted that her voice is good, her song is hilariously off-beat and off-key, sounding almost like she can't decide if it's a song or a poetry. Not that her Noble Phantasm needs her to be an expert in singing; as long as her voice is loud enough, her voice can be weaponized.
Lethal Chef: Her appatizer alone is enough to give a literal BSOD.
Sakura: “I-It can’t be! Vital signs are dropping at an unbelievable rate! Mach down!
Rani: “It does not appear that there was any poison included. This dish makes a double attack on the taste buds and the soul by its disagreeable flavor alone.”
Magical Girl Warrior: Of all Servants, she might be the most magical girl-like. With her humorous skill animations like her spear throw leaving a trail of hearts, jamming her spear too deep that she has difficulty of pulling it out, her Noble Phantasm is a giant loudspeaker, and her idle animation has her dancing in place.
Our Dragons Are Different: Her horns and tail are actually those of a dragon. She also has the Dragon's Breath skill. This is the result of the "Innocent Monster" skill, which transforms her physical appearance based on the conception that others had seen of her in real life. Elizabeth Báthory was often rumoured to have mixed her own blood with that of a dragon, and her family crest also bore the mark of a dragon.
Panty Shot: When she attacks. And there's that gratuitous shot of her panties in her Noble Phantasm.
Too Kinky to Torture: She possesses the Berserker skill Mad Enhancement, but the rank is so low (E-) that it doesn't increase her stats or affect her intelligence... all it really does is invoke this trope.
Torture Technician: Has a Torturing Method skill ranked A. We see the first hand that she has both Rin and Rani to gather NPCs and Masters alike for her blood bath in their respective floors, which also incite the suspicion that Rin and Rani are Not Themselves.
Tsundere: Her like in the artbook is the Protagonist, but the way the entry is written is very stereotypical tsundere; it starts with a very long Visible Silence, before finally admitting that it was the Pig that she likes. Even then, the entry ends with question mark, almost that she's not sure herself.
Vain Sorceress: While not a Caster, she’s close enough with her constant fear for her beauty. It seems the reason why she fears romance is because marriage through love equals getting pregnant equals having bloated stomach, which is a big no-no for her.
Why Do You Keep Changing Jobs?: Fought the most out of any character in the game yet keeps changing Masters. She made pact with BB to be her personal Psycho for Hire to defend her Labyrinth as long as she makes her immortal, namely keeps spitting her back out of the imaginary number space everytime she dies.
Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: She's claustrophobic because she died in house arrest. Her wardens became so annoyed at her wailing, they sealed off her windows and only left a small slit to push her food in. When the protagonist gains her SG and the Mission Control traps her inside a cage of IceWall, she loses any shred of her arrogance and screams for mercy the entire time.
A new Servant introduced in CCC. Though he bears the appearance of a young boy, he has the voice of an older gentleman.His true identity is Hans Christian Andersen (H.C Andersen), the famous Danish writer who among other things wrote The Little Mermaid, The Emperor´s New Clothes and The Ugly Duckling.His Noble Phantasm is Marchen Maines Lebens: A Story Just For You, which allows Caster to transform someone, body and soul, into their "ideal self". However, the target must incite lust within Caster for the Noble Phantasm to work, and his Genre Savvy Author's Spirit typically doesn't allow someone to reach their true "ideal self" if their narrative/Character Development is incomplete.
Beleaguered Assistant: Despite his Undying Loyalty, Caster does not like how Kiara acts and insults her every chance he gets. He even warns the protagonist when she's going to use her Noble Phantasm during the boss fight.
Body Horror: Thanks to the Innocent Monster skill he has no control over his physical form. Being a famous author has inflicted this upon him. Underneath his clothes are a merman's scales, frostbite, burns, and sharp pains that cut his throat when he speaks.
Brutal Honesty: His Rank-A Human Observation skill makes him understand the flaws of others and leads him to make assumptions about the person. He then rudely states their flaws and errors. Although pessimistic, he does this because he understands that person, not out of malice.
Truth in Television: Hans Christian was often kicked out by the nobles who housed him due to his eccentric and somewhat arrogant behavior.
Deconstruction: It seems to his hobby. If asked about Lancer Elizabeth, he calls her 'unsightly' because if she thinks that other people are nothing but pigs, then she's a foolish woman for being narcissist in front of a bunch of 'pigs'. Even himself isn't excepted from his sharp tongue, calling himself a useless Servant for having all his perimeter E and prone of Self-Deprecation when he looks back to the time when he was alive.
Graceful Loser: Lets everyone escape and doesn't bother to fight them after they defeat Kiara, happy with how the story had played out.
Love Hurts: Had his heart broken throughout his yet still believes in Love.
The Medic: Specialises in healing and support magic.
Older Than He Looks: Though most Servants are this, he got a special mention for being a young boy when his profile states that he died when he was 70.
Punch Clock Villain: He only helps Kiara since she's his master, but for the most part he doesn't really care about her goals. He even saves the Protagonist from Meltlilith in the normal story mode after Kiara is killed and he's about to meet the same fate.
Reality Warper: His Noble Phantasm Marchen Maines Lebens (A Story Just For You) can be used to make one into their ideal self, but they must also incite lust in Andersen. His lust as an author for Character Development within the story, to be precise. The reason why Kiara isn't her "ideal self" in her boss fight is because she didn't go through said development, thus his buffs only go far.
"The Reason You Suck" Speech: Gives one to Kiara after she loses, telling her that her inability to realize her own flaws and that she should know she stood no chance against the Protagonist is the reason for her defeat.
Undying Loyalty: It seems to be a requirement of the Caster class. His reason for following Kiara is that a servant follows their master, so he will follow her to hell itself. However, this is only out of duty and he has no love for Kiara herself.
The Unfought: Never fought in battles directly. Instead it's his master that is fought.
Vocal Dissonance: Despite his young appearance, he has a voice of an older gentleman. This represents his childish mind capable of the fairy tales he wrote, but that he was still an adult.