Characters: Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA☆ILLYA

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The Magical Girls and The Kaleidosticks

    Illyasviel von Einzbern 
Voiced by: Mai Kadowaki (Japanese), Cynthia Martinez (English)

The Token Mini-Moe of Fate/stay night, and the protagonist in this continuity. While living peacefully with her family, a magic stick named Magical Ruby chose her as its master. Her job as a Magical Girl is to capture a number of powerful cards.
  • Afraid of Their Own Strength: Linked with her I Just Want to Be Normal wish in the first season. Illya remembers that it was her who defeated Saber Alter after she annihilated Assassin. When she realized that she almost killed Luvia, Rin and Miyu too, she immediately teleports home (to everyone's surprise) and tries to quit being a magical girl the next day. Her mother snaps her out of her depression.
  • Ascended Fangirl: Of magical girls in general. Not that she wanted to become one...
  • Badass Adorable: This story still takes place in the Fate universe, so her magical powers are put into combat... against Servants.
  • Bare Your Midriff: The Archer and Lancer Installs expose her stomach.
  • Big Brother Attraction: Magical Ruby notes that she has a "forbidden love" with her brother, Shirou.
  • Born Lucky: Played humorously. Implied by Kuro as an explanation for how she keeps dodging her attacks.
  • But Not Too Foreign: Half-Japanese, half-German.
  • Cuteness Proximity: With maids of all things! Also being called "onee-chan".
  • Dangerous Forbidden Technique: Her Zwei form. By combining the two Kaleidosticks, she can fight on-par with an unleashed Gilgamesh. However her internal organs take damage when she uses them as pseudo magic circuits to increase her power, prompting Ruby to forbid her from such a technique when she mentions it.
  • Dual Wielding:
    • Kanshou and Bakuya with the Archer Card Install.
    • Her Zwei form has her wield Magical Ruby and Magical Sapphire at the same time.
    • In 3rei, she Installs the Saber Card and Includes the Caster Card to stab Darius with Rule Breaker.
  • Fetish: Turns out her reasoning takes a massive hit once she is around a Meido. Hilarious results follow.
  • Genre Savvy: As a Magical Girl fan, she can see the complications and cliches in her card hunting activities coming from afar.
    • The first thing she does is suspect Ruby. Until she mentioned the power to control love, she didn't actually care about the prospects of being a Magical Girl. She still got dragged into it unwilling though.
  • Heroic Albino: Unlike the original Fate/stay night, she's the main protagonist here, and has none of the creepy child traits that made her an Evil Albino.
  • Iconic Outfit: The Installs give her one, albeit with a few Stripperiffic changes.
    • Archer: Dons the red sort-of longcoat. The chest plate is cut short and the pants are removed, exposing her stomach and legs.
    • Caster: Pretty much identical, barring the hood.
    • Lancer: Wears the armor, but like the Archer card, the stomach is exposed. A little less revealing than the Archer Install, as only the interior leggings are removed.
    • Rider: Very similar, meaning plenty of Zettai Ryouiki. Funnily enough, it even include Rapunzel Hair. The difference is in her visor, Breaker Gorgon, which is an Eyepatch of Power, rather than a blindfold.
    • Saber: Appears to be a stripped-down version of Saber Lily. Only her gauntlets and greaves are armored, the chest plate is missing.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: She was dragged into Magical Girl shenaningans because she happened to watch Rin and Luvia fighting. This earns her a rather difficult mentor and a magical stick that sends her to chase down magical cards. She wasn't thrilled. It's also deconstructed later on; the logical conclusion of her returning to normal would be as if she never met Rin, Miyu, Luvia, and Kuro, rendering everything that have happened meaningless. Also, Kuro will disappear if it comes true— naturally, she violently rejects this desire of Illya. The whole thing sounds like a Shout-Out to (the manga version of) Cardcaptor Sakura in which Sakura's failure to pass Yue's trial will erase absolutely every memory pertaining to gathering the cards.
  • Little Miss Badass: A little girl with absurd magical potential who gets to fight some of Fate/stay night's iconic heroic spirits throughout the story.
  • Magical Girl Warrior: In the tradition of shows like Cardcaptor Sakura, Lyrical Nanoha and Puella Magi Madoka Magica. Illya fights to save her town from disaster, all while coming to terms with her newfound identity.
  • Mystical White Hair: White hair as part of her Homunculus origins.
  • Nosebleed: Female example. Gets one after seeing Ruby "exposes" an unconscious Shiro. Slight Plot Point, as blood is needed to enforce a contract.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Miyu's blue.
  • Resigned to the Call: Illya wasn't interested in becoming a Magical Girl, but Ruby forced her into becoming one anyways.
  • Second Hour Superpower: Despite being shown several times, Illya herself doesn't actually Install any cards until the early parts of 3rei.
  • Stripperiffic: Downplayed. Her Archer and Lancer Installs show signs of this.
  • Super Reflexes: She has a knack for dodging attacks in both her trance and tranceless states. Bazett, a close-ranged fighter, even acknowledges her reflexes.
  • Supernaturally Delicious and Nutritious: Kuro receiving prana through Intimate Healing (kissing) from Illya is "like getting it from 10 other people."
  • Superpowered Evil Side: Illya's "Grail" mode is capable of tapping the cancelled Grail's power, granting her enough prana to fully utilize the Archer card, project several weapons, and fire Excalibur. In 2wei, the personality literally splits, resulting in Kuro, who retains the combat competency, but isn't actually evil.
  • Underwear of Power: Her Archer and Lancer Install, exposing parts of legs in the latter, but fully in the former.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: When compared to Luvia and Rin. She also gets a large amount of prana from being the Cancelled Grail, which manifests as a Superpowered Evil Side. However, once Kuro splits from her, she becomes noticeably weaker.
  • Weak, but Skilled: After Kuro manifests herself at the beginning of 2wei, Illya's Prisma trance significantly weakens. Unlike Miyu, she can't use Installs until 3rei to overcome her weaknesses. Instead, she is creative with her attacks and works well with her allies. With the exception of Gilgamesh, all of her fights in 2wei are won through teamwork and her intelligent usage of the Cards.
    • Barrier Warrior: Although the Prisma Trance provides a full-body shield, she can create smaller, but denser shields to conserve her mana. One of these shields, Pyramid, is capable of stopping one of Kuro's arrows. In her fight against Bazett, she weaponizes these barriers to restrict the latter's movements. When she fights Angelica in 3rei, she uses smaller stacked shields to repel attacks from Nameless Cards.
    • Razor Wind: Her Schneiden is sharp enough to cut a tree in half.

    Miyu Edelfelt 
Voiced by: Kaori Nazuka (Japanese), Caitlynn French (English)

A girl that Sapphire contracted when she abandoned Luvia, she quite literally conveniently appeared just when the stick required a person to contract with. Despite her past circumstances prior to meeting Sapphire being a massive question mark, Luvia just rolls with the situation, and takes Miyu into her "service", going as far as giving her the Edelfelt surname. She lives in the Edelfelt mansion (just beside Illya's house), and works for Luvia as a maid.

Unlike Illya, Miyu is extremely gifted in academics and sports, but has a massive problem interacting with other girls her age. She also has a very jaded outlook on the world, and shows little of the wonder a girl her age should have.
  • The Ace: She excels at mathematics, cooking, athletics and can draw based on principles like cubism, which are far beyond the reach of any normal elementary school student. Ironically, her expert knowledge of physics gives her a disadvantage with respect to being a magical girl.
  • Badass in Distress: Her captivity by the Ainsworths and being trapped in New Fuyuki City kickstarts the plot of 3rei.
  • Bare Your Midriff: The Saber Install used against Berserker.
  • Broken Bird: Courtesy of being her universe's Holy Grail, being held captive and having her captors wound her because her blood has magic properties, and her brother being held captive and tortured by the same people who keep her prisoner.
  • Brutally Honest: Miyu is rather upfront about the fact she doesn't bother to remember any of Illya's other friends names, even after she had been hanging out with them for a month or two!
  • Canon Foreigner: She does not have a Fate/stay night counterpart. Although we never got to know Shirou's biological family in Fate/stay night so it's possible that her counterpart was simply dead.
  • Comically Serious: Oh so much, in fact here is her default face to the wacky hijinks!
  • Conditioned to Accept Horror: What her world has done to her.
  • Cool Horse: Comes with the Rider Card Install.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: She's her universe's Holy Grail, and up until 3rei had been escaping from the Ainsworths.
  • Dark Magical Girl: She has all the makings of one, though the only time she is against Illya was when she was The Rival in the beginning.
  • Expy: She borrows heavily from Sakura Matou's backstory as an abused grail conduit in Fate/stay night.
  • Fatal Flaw / Poor Communication Kills: She's selfless, but her communication skills are horrible. These two traits put together have lead to many problems throughout the story.
    • She was the cause of Illya's 10-Minute Retirement. Although she intended to keep her from harm, her harsh words cause a misunderstanding between the two.
    • She warps Luvia and Rin out of the Mirror World and tries to fight Berserker alone. While she does succeed in taking some of his lives, her inability to finish him off nearly gets her killed.
    • In 2wei, she misunderstands Illya's wish to be normal and chooses to face Kuro alone. She takes action without any form of assistance from her allies and doesn't consult anyone about her decision. If Illya hadn't interrupted, the two would have killed each other.
    • Later, in an attempt to quickly end the fight, she uses Bellerophon against Bazett, ignoring Sapphire's warnings not to do so. Had the Pegasus not been the source of the attack, her heart would have been pierced by Fragarach.
    • At the end of 2wei, she willingly lets Card!Gilgamesh absorb her so that Illya can escape. All she manages to do is force Illya to engage Gilgamesh alone in order to save her.
  • Give Her A Normal Life: What her brother wanted for her. He fought the Ainsworth in order to send her off to another universe so that she could have a normal, better life. Too bad it didn't last long.
  • Iconic Outfit: They come with the Installs, with some minor changes.
    • Saber: Resembles Saber's non-armored battle wear. However, both the stomach and legs are exposed.
    • Rider: Pretty much identical.
  • If It's You, It's Okay: She seems to be like this to Illya.
  • The Lancer: To drive the point home, she uses the Lancer card in her first appearance.
  • Leotard of Power: Her Magical Girl form.
  • Meido: In exchange for shelter and living expenses, she works as a maid for Luvia. Once Illya finds out, she goes crazy about the prospect of having a maid as a friend. The results are... interesting.
  • New Transfer Student: Like Illya thought...
  • No Social Skills: When it seems Miyu is absolutely better then Illya in everything, Miyu completely sucks at interacting with others of her age. Justified by her being kept captive by the Ainsworths because of her power as her universe's Holy Grail, and thus not being able to interact with other children.
  • Not Quite Flight: Miyu can't actually fly because she has mental hangups properly picturing it. Instead, she solidifies magical energy to momentarily create footholds mid-air that she can repeatedly jump off of.
  • Psychosomatic Superpower Outage: She can't fly not because of her knowledge of physics, but because she is too broken to imagine herself capable of flying.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The quiet and reserved blue to Illyasviel's outgoing red.
  • The Spock: One of the reasons she can't fly.
  • Stripperiffic: Lampshaded by her brother no less.
    Miyu's Brother: But. Um. What's with that lewd outfit of hers? I think big brother here may need to lecture her...
  • Sugar and Ice Personality: She's usually very stoic and distant, Illya is the only one she shows her sweet side to. Lampshaded at some point from Illya's friends.
  • Supreme Chef: She can cook an entire feast with only a frying pan.
  • Trapped in Another World: Invoked. She purposefully stranded herself on Illya's world, in hopes she'd never have to return to her original reality.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Illya.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: The Rider Install.

    Chloe von Einzbern / Dark Illya 
Voiced by: Chiwa Saito (Japanese)

Illya's cousin, recently transferred in from Germany. Or at least, that's the story Illya (and later on her mom Irisviel) tells everyone. In truth she's a sort of a magical clone created by accident when Illya was helping Rin in stabilizing the dragon pulse beneath Fuyuki city, with the core of her being based around the Archer card.

Her personality however comes from the supressed memories of Illya's original purpose as the Holy Grail conduit, and she's rather bitter at the fact that Illya's been able to live a normal life ignorant of this.
  • Abnormal Ammo: Comes with the Archer Card. Her bow shoots swords, in addition to normal arrows.
  • Ambiguously Brown: Probably as a reference to Archer.
  • Anti-Hero: She is Kiritsugu's daughter after all. Bonus points for using Heroic Spirit Emiya's abilities, who was also an anti-hero. This pops up in 3rei in that she simply doesn't care that her actions will result in the destruction of the world. She fights for the sake of the people she cares about, and only those that she cares about.
  • Archer Archetype: She is using the Archer card. Although she works well works well with allies, she is more than willing to take independent actions such as in 3rei where she decides to fight Illya right after regrouping with her.
  • Artificial Human: She's a magical clone built around the Archer card, and can only continue existing for as long as Illya provides her with prana, or someone doesn't dispel the Archer card.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: Comes with the Archer card, in addition to its projection magic. Most of its uses are humorous, at best. It's used a bit more seriously in 3rei, as this is how Kuro dispels her synchronization.
  • Badass Adorable: Naturally comes with being related to Kiritsugu and Illya.
  • Berserk Button: Kuro doesn't like being called a "secondhand clone".
  • Bow and Sword, in Accord: The Archer card's powers grant her abilities for both melee and ranged combat.
  • Cloning Blues: Kuro is the suppressed memory/destiny of Illya as a Holy Grail Conduit given form. She's not happy at being abandoned.
  • Dark-Skinned Blonde: Not quite, her hair is actually lavender, but looks white-ish under certain light.
  • Dual Wielding: Kanshou and Bakuya.
  • Enemy Without: Averted after being accepted into Illya's family.
  • Evil Twin: Less evil, more frustrated at the pointlessness of her existence, at least at first. Averted later on when she makes a Heel-Face Turn and actively supports Illya.
  • Expy: She is basically Fate/stay night Illya inserted into Kaleid Liner Prisma's Alternate Continuity.
  • Foil: To Illya. Ruby even lampshades it.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Likes wearing these when she's in casual dress. To differentiate from how Illya does her hair, Kuro's twintails are usually higher on her head, much like Rin's.
  • Heel-Face Turn: More like heel face pound on the head courtesy of Irisviel.
  • In-Series Nickname: She is also Illya, so Rin started calling her 'Kuro' because of her darker skin to differentiate the two of them. Kuro then added an 'E' for her new name.
  • The Lancer: Even more so than Miyu.
  • Little Miss Snarker: Another reference to Archer.
  • Lovable Sex Maniac: She knows a whole lot about sex than a girl of her supposed age should, and what's more knows how to put that knowledge to practical use.
  • Make a Wish: To have her own existence.
  • Smart People Wear Glasses: Takes this up since she takes Rin's place in explaining things for 3rei.
  • Storm of Blades: She can fire swords as projectiles using Projection, but not to the same extent that Gilgamesh can do it.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: A literal one to Illya. Also a subversion, in that she isn't evil, she's just angry about being sealed. Averted when she ends up living with Illya.
  • Synchronization: With Illya. Even if there is a mage who can remove the curse, she decides to keep it because she likes Illya, in her own strange way.
    • She removes the curse in 3rei in order to fight Illya.
  • Walking Spoiler: She becomes integral to 2wei's plot, and the importance of her role also extends to 3rei.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Grade A! She seems to aim for Grade S, the only thing missing here is a Tsundere personality, which she's actually kind of working on.

    Magical Ruby and Magical Sapphire 
Voiced by: Naoko Takano (Ruby, Anime), Joji Nakata (Ruby, Drama CD), Miyu Matsuki (Sapphire) (Japanese), Joanne Bonasso (Ruby), Molly Searcy (Sapphire) (English)

A pair of sentient magical artifacts created by Zeltrech, Ruby and Sapphire were initially loaned to Rin and Luvia to accomplish the card gathering mission. They are tools of immense power, capable of creating magical effects that would likely kill a normal wizard due to excessive mana use... Only if they feel like it.

They eventually grew tired of the near-constant squabbling that the two female mages did, and went on their way to find more... appropriate masters. Although technically made at the same time, Ruby sees herself as the older sister, and is treated that way by Sapphire.

The Mage Association

    Rin Tohsaka 
Voiced by: Kana Ueda (Japanese), Carli Mosier (English)

Ruby's former master, and a mage-in-study at the Tower of London. In the manga she gets roped into retrieving the cards from Fuyuki City after she gets into a brawl with Luvia that destroyed a huge chunk of the school, while in the anime she volunteers when she hears that, if she succeeds, she'd be taken under Zeltrech's wing as an apprentice.

While being typically abrasive and possessing a hair-trigger temper (especially with regards to Luvia), Rin shows real concern to Illya, and understands that the responsibilities thrust on the girl might be too much for a girl her age to bear.

    Luviagelita Edelfelt 
Voiced by: Shizuka Ito (Japanese), Shelley Calene-Black (English)

Sapphire's former master, and like Rin, a mage-in-training in Tower of London facility. Despite being ostensibly on the same side, the fact that Luvia utterly loathes Rin makes her treat their task as a competition with the Japanese mage rather than a cooperative mission. She's proud, snooty, and very VERY rich, all things that infuriate Rin to no end. However underneath all this she does keep a sensitive side, though it's likely no one but Miyu has been able to witness it.

In a bit of irony, in the mainline F/SN, she and Rin are distant cousins, but with the changes to the nature of the Grail War in Prisma Illya, it begs to be seen whether this is still the case.
  • Big Fancy House: And one that Sella observed was built from the ground up over the course of one day.
    Illya: Weren't there a row of normal houses here this morning?!?
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: In 3rei. Much like Rin, Luvia mindlessly serves the Ainsworths as a maid through Angelica's manipulations.
  • Butt Monkey: Alongside Rin. Most frequently during battles.
  • Blondes Are Evil: Not evil, but mischievous enough.
  • Cool Big Sis: To Miyu.
  • Jerkass: She likes making life miserable for Rin and generally treats anyone else with a measure of condescension.
  • Magical Girl: Like Rin, she was one before Magical Sapphire switched her for Miyu.
  • Noblewoman's Laugh: She really likes giving a smug "Ohohohoho".
  • Ojou
  • Rich Bitch: She's not really a bitch, but qualifies since she looks down on people because of her money and pedigree. Especially towards Rin. Downplayed or nonexistent with Miyu and Illya.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: When she feels it is necessary, Luvia will use this to help Miyu and Illya.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork / Vitriolic Best Buds: For all their showing of supposed hatred, Rin and Luvia constantly seem to work together and support each other when they really need to.

    Bazett Fraga McRemitz 
Voiced by: Hitomi Nabatame

The strongest enforcer of the Mage Association, and the original agent assigned to retrieve the cards, before Zelretch intervened. Despite being a normal human, she possesses a strength rivaling that of the cards' manifested Heroic Spirits.

She appears midway into 2wei, trying to take back the cards that both Rin and Luvia had collected at that point. It is during this encounter that she reveals just how powerful she is, as she takes out most of the main cast very handily. It is only after the revelation that there's an eight card slumbering in the city that she is forced to retreat, and eventually ally with Illya and her friends.
  • Badass: Completely trounces all the main characters with little effort.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: Still likes to wear suits and ties while stomping people.
  • The Berserker: She is compared to THE Berserker in series. She is also compared to classical berserkers when she charges through Gilgamesh's Storm of Blades and rips his heart out.
  • Cardboard Box Home: Lives under one after getting her assets seized. Doesn't seem to bother her though.
  • Charles Atlas Super Power: Tore down Luvia's mansion and ripped a two meter chunk out of her front lawn with her bare hands alone.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Lets just say that what passes for common sense for this version of Bazett doesn't apply for everyone else.
    Illya, Miyu, and Kuro: Something seems to be wrong with this person!
  • The Comically Serious: She sells ice pops with the same fervor that she has in battle.
  • Counter Attack: Her Mystic Code and Noble Phantasm Fragarach. It works on a similar principle as Gae Bolg, but is defensive in nature, making it less effective against an enemy who isn't using their strongest attack. When used against Rider!Miyu's Bellerophon it strikes the heart of the Pegasus, instead of the attacker, the reason being that Miyu is only channelling Rider instead of being an actual Heroic Spirit.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: She's first introduced defeating Luvia and her butler August with ease, and when Illya and Kuro show up to investigate what's happening, Bazett gives them a similar beating. It takes Miyu riding Bellerophon to at least even the playing field, and then a carefully planned Master-Slave binding spell, as well as the revelation of a hidden 8th card, to convince her to temporarily call a truce.
  • Enemy Mine: Teams up with Team Illya in 3rei, where they have to rescue Miyu in the alternate world ruled by the Ainsworths.
  • Fights Like a Normal: Unlike traditional mages like Luvia or Rin, the most magecraft we see from Bazett is her empowering herself with runes and utilizing her Mystic Code. Most of her fights are won by punching out the opposition. Despite that, she was the one who beat the Archer and Lancer cards without outside assistance.
  • The Juggernaut: Just about every opponent she's faced (even Gilgamesh!) has been unable to do jack against her unstoppable fighting style. That is, until Darius enters the scene and flattens her, Kuro and Illya without much effort.
  • Synchronization: Gets subjected to the same Master-Slave binding spell that Rin used on Kuro to tie her to Illya.Though she claims it doesn't stop her — she is still ready to just beat her half to death, while her own stamina would keep her conscious. Later, she found a mage who can cancel such magic and had the curse removed.

The von Einzbern household

    Shirou Emiya 
Voiced by: Noriaki Sugiyama (Japanese), Patrick Poole (English)

Illya's much older foster brother, who goes to the high school that Illya's own school is a subsidary of. He was taken in by Kiritsugu after his own family died due to unspecified circumstances.
  • Chick Magnet: Even as a supporting character, Shirou still manages to attract the attentions of Illya, Chloe, Miyu, Rin, Luvia and Sakura.
    • Butt Monkey: ... However this just gets him into trouble and more than a little pain, all played for laughs of course.
  • Demoted to Extra: He was the protagonist in the original Fate/stay night. Here, he only has minor appearances, and has no idea about Illya's magical girl activities.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: Shirou seems to be unaware of the Mage Association-related shenanigans the people around him are involved in, especially his family.
  • Nice Guy: The main reason why girls flock to him.
  • Nom de Mom: Gender Inverted. He takes Kiritsugu's last name "Emiya" despite technically being adopted into the von Einzbern family. The reasons behind this are never explained.
  • Supreme Chef: A fact that annoys Sella to no end.
  • When You Coming Home, Dad?:
    Shirou: I wish dad would come home soon.
    Leysritt: You miss your papa?

    Sella and Leysritt 
Voiced by: Haruhi Terada (Sella) and Miho Miyagawa (Leysritt) (Japanese), Beth Lazarou (Sella) and Meaghan Avocato (Leysritt) (English)

The von Einzbern family maids, who accompanied their mistress Irisviel to Japan after she married Kiritsugu. They are also sisters, with Sella being the more serious and responsible of the pair, while Leysritt is content to just lounge about the house after she does her daily duties.

As servants of the von Einzberns, they know perfectly well about Illya's role in the aborted Grail War ritual, and Sella in particular is constantly worried that Illya has secretly gotten herself in some sort of trouble. Her concern is VERY merited.
  • A-Cup Angst: Sella is ...sensitive ...about how, despite being sisters, Leys is much more well-endowed than her.
  • Aren't You Going to Ravish Me?: When Iri forces Sella to dress provocatively and give Shirou "do you want dinner, bath, or me?" speech, he naturally chooses "dinner". Sella proceeds to beat him up for that, calling him "good for nothing".
  • Berserk Button: There are several sure-fire ways to tick off Sella: comment on her weight, comment on her lack of endowments, and pre-emptively finish her housework despite it being her turn to do so.
  • Meido: Though in this incarnation it's not apparent, due to the fact that they don't use their uniforms anymore.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: Sella is hard working and strict, while Leysritt is laid-back but lazy.
  • Stay in the Kitchen: Inversion. Sella wants Shirou out of it.
  • Weight Woe: Though you wouldn't see it at first glance, Sella has a recurring weight problem. One of the extra chapters even focuses on her efforts to lose some of that extra weight... to no avail.

    Irisviel von Einzbern 
Voiced by: Sayaka Ohara (Japanese), Maggie Flecknoe (English)

Illya's mother, and the de-facto head of the von Einzbern family. Iriviel is often away from home, accompanying her husband Kiritsugu in his "work" around the world, and leaves the care of the house to her maids. Unlike Kiritsugu, Iri makes it a point to drop by and check on the family every so often.
  • Abusive Parents: For comic relief. Iri hits Illya when she annoys her with questions about her secret powers at the end of the first season and in 2wei pulls off a giant fist made out of strings to silence Kuro after Kuro almost attacked Iri. Then she proceeds to do the same with Illya just because.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Illya describes her as doing based on what mood strikes her.
  • Drives Like Crazy: Like in Fate/Zero. Combines this with Dynamic Entry.
  • Happily Married: With Kiritsugu.
  • Hidden Depths: Iri, while well-meaning, is generally seen by both her children as flighty, spontaenous, and impulsive. As her arrival in the first "season" and 2wei shows however, Iri is very perceptive and is often on-the-button with regards to Illya's problems.
  • Give Her a Normal Life: She and Kiritsugu seal Illya's memories as the Grail to give her a normal life.
  • Impoverished Patrician: It's easy to forget that, in the mainline Fate series, the von Einzberns were considered both nobility and a pre-eminent, if secretive, Mage family. Here though? Your typical middle-class family, with Iri herself as a supportive wife. Irisviel isn't in the least bothered by this though... maybe. She does make fun of the Edelfelt mansion getting demolished in 2wei for example.
  • Last of Her Kind: As she reveals in 2wei, Iri and Illya are the last of the von Einzberns left alive.
  • Moment Killer: A walking example. Illya even notes the atmosphere is ruined whenever Iri appears.
  • Troll: Considering the above comical abuse she does towards her daughters and getting Sella and Leysritt to strip (while feeling good about it), then dressing them up in sexier versions of their normal maid attire, she comes off as this. Possible Mythology Gag as she's also like this in the Einzbern Consultation Rooms from Fate/Zero where Iri's comedic sociopathy comes from her being Grail-possessed.
  • Walking the Earth
  • Would Hit Her Child: Sometimes when Illya or Kuro aren't behaving.
  • Where I Was Born and Razed: It's implied in 2wei! that she and Kiritsugu killed most of her family so that Illya wouldn't be forced into being a Grail Conduit.

Homurahara Elementary School

    In General 
  • Locked Out of the Loop: They are generally unaware of Illya's life as a magic girl, no matter how many other people around Illya start to realize what's going on.
  • Sacred First Kiss: Kuro steals the first kisses of ALL of them (except Caren), which prompts incredibly angry reactions towards Illya by accident (since the two look alike).
  • Shoo Out the Clowns: It often gets more serious if they are not in the scene.
  • Those Four Girls: The main purpose of Illya's classmates is to support the fact that Illya in Prisma Illya has had a happy and normal life.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Despite being Japanese, Illya's friends don't exactly have naturally-occuring hair colors. Nanaki's is pink for example, Suzuka's is a dark teal, and Mimi's is an almost black dark green. Tatsuko's strawberry blonde can happen in real-life, but isn't endemic to Japanese in general.

    Mimi Katsura 
Voiced by: Satomi Sato (Japanese), Brittney Karbowski (English)

The quiet one and so-called honor student of the group. Despite her reputation as a goody two-shoes, her secret hobby is writing homoerotic novels, the knowledge of which Suzuka quickly takes advantage of. This in turn breaks Mimi's perception on relationships, to the point that she considers yuri or BL pairings as perfectly normal in real life.

Compared to her friends, she's the only one who's an older sibling rather than a younger one.

    Tatsuko Gakumazawa 
Voiced by: Emiri Katou (Japanese), Emily Neves (English)

The goofball of the group of friends, and the only daughter of the Gakumazawa dojo. Tatsuko's thought patterns can be very hard to understand at times.
  • Big Brother Attraction: She wanted to have her Sacred First Kiss with her big brother (though since she has two, it's not clear which one). Comparisons to Illya follow immediatly.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Wears a swimsuit to gym class even though they aren't going swimming, among many other things.
  • Lethal Chef: Among other things, adds meat spices (she wanted to make hamburgers!) and breathmints (It adds flavor!) to cake batter.
  • Odango Hair

    Nanaki Moriyama 
Voiced by: Mariya Ise (Japanese), Juliet Simmons (English)

The most "normal" among Illya's friends, and seems to straddle a midpoint between Tatsuko's lunacy and Mimi's good-girl role. Despite this she can be as goofy as the rest of them. Her older sister Nanami is the schoolmate of Illya's older brother Shirou.
  • Big Sister Worship: Adores her older sister, which is why she's noticeably distressed when said sister is traumatized by a bad encounter with her "twintailed" and "gold drilled" schoolmates (Rin and Luvia, respectively).
  • Girlish Pigtails
  • Numerical Theme Naming: Both she and her sister have "nana" (the number 7) as part of their given names.

    Suzuka Kurihara 
Voiced by: Kanae Itō (Japanese), Nancy Novotny (English)

Despite being the most reasonable-looking member of Illya's friends, Suzuka is as much a goofball is the rest of them, but she hides this fact really really well. This class rep demeanour also hides behind it a raging fujoshi, but thankfully she keeps these urges in check while at school.
  • Hair Decorations: A pair of hairpins on her bangs.
  • Meganekko
  • Otaku: Likely due to her older sister being a doujin artist.
    • Yaoi Fangirl: The reason for Mimi "coming out". Even she's bothered by the (BL-loving) monster she's inadvertedly created.

    Taiga Fujimura 
Voiced by: Miki Itō (Japanese)

Illya's class teacher.

    Caren Ortensia 
Voiced by: Ami Koshimizu (Japanese)

Illya's school nurse, who has a very sadistic side. Though like in the main universe she is an agent of the Church. She was sent to Fuyuki to observe, and if necessary, act as a backup, in case the recovery of the class cards went south.
  • Blessed with Suck: Caren's body reacts to the presence of evil spirits, so she is also used as a radar.
  • But Not Too Foreign: Half-Japanese, Half-Italian.
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Dr. Jerk: She is disappointed if your injuries are minor and she enjoys getting a close look at children that get injured.
  • Emotionless Girl: Perhaps bored is a better word, as she almost only drinks tea or observes.
  • Shameless Fanservice Girl: When wearing her Church uniform she intentionally doesn't wear a skirt. Because it's fashion.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Caren or Karen. Also Hortensia and Ortensia. She's probably Italian though, so Ortensia is more likely.

The Cards

    In General 
The physical form and corrupted manifestations of the Class Cards. Each one represents the Heroic Spirit of their source.

Tropes Associated with all of the Cards:

  • Bad Ass: Justified. With some exceptions, it's practically a requirement for becoming a Heroic Spirit, since most must become known for something, like a legend or a story.
  • Evil Costume Switch: Every Heroic Spirit appears as an Alter variant.
  • Mirror World: Each card exists in an alternate plane that can be entered using the Kaleidosticks.
  • Public Domain Character

A woman whose eyes covered by a visor who wields a chained spike that can be extended and retracted. She is the first Card faced by Illya and Rin.

Her only notable ability is her high speed, allowing her to dodge Illya's attacks.
  • Fragile Speedster: She has no armor, and must rely on her speed to avoid getting hit.
  • Nonindicative Name: Her class card is Rider, but she spends her entire battle on-foot. She is never actually shown riding anything.
  • Wave Motion Gun: Bellerophon can be fired off as one. She attempts to use it before being pierced in the heart by Gae Bolg.

A mage who wears a hooded cape and carries a staff. She is the second Card fought by Illya's group.

She can fire massive barrages of magical artillery, in addition to several other magic-based attacks.

The manifestation of the Saber Card. She is clad in black armor and carries a black sword. She shares a plane with Caster, and is fought immediately by Illya's party after the former is defeated.

She is covered within a dense mist of mana that protects her from magical attacks. Her sword is capable of firing waves of black energy.

The fourth Card fought by Illya's group. The Assassin Card is split up between many different individual Assassins, but each share the same skull-shaped mask.

Other than its overwhelming numbers and its usage of poisoned darts, the Assassin Card doesn't seem to have any significant abilities.

The manifestation of the Berserker Card and the last Card fought. He is a hulking man who fights without a weapon.

His Noble Phantasm grants him the power to resurrect and restore his injuries after being killed, gaining immunity to what killed him in the process.

A bowman clad in red who is blindfolded by a red cloth. He only makes an appearance in a flashback in 2wei.

He has the ability to create swords and he has a bow that can fire explosive arrows.

One of the two cards defeated before the original series began. Like Archer, Lancer only makes an appearance in a flashback.

His Noble Phantasm is a red spear named Gae Bolg.
  • Blade on a Stick: His Noble Phantasm is a spear named Gae Bolg.
  • Mythology Gag: He resembles his Fate Prototype self, with a fur collar to emphasize being more of a hunter than a combatant. Also literally as his powerset includes becoming a werewolf, since he is the "dog of Chulainn"
  • The Unfought: He's killed off-screen by Bazett before the series even begins.

    The Eighth Card (SPOILER) 


The King of Heroes... not quite as you may remember him from previous Fate installments. He initially shows up as yet another corrupted servant seeking the Holy Grail... only to be defeated by Illya and left in a child form.

He becomes one of Illya's main allies in 3rei, seemingly out of annoyance for the Ainsworth's stealing most of his treasury.

His Class Card is Archer.
  • All Your Powers Combined: As always, he brings Gate of Babylon with him. And with it, every Noble Phantasm that originated on Gaia.
  • Badass: He's the same ol' Gilgamesh from Fate/stay night, although because his madness cancels out his arrogance, he gets to show off extreme displays of power throughout his fights.
    • Badass Adorable: He's still incredibly powerful even after being reduced to a cute kid, going toe-to-toe with numerous Ainsworth servants.
  • Berserk Button: Like Fate/stay night, use his Noble Phantasms against him and he will let you know how angry he is.
  • BFS: He holds a MASSIVE sword in his vault. Illya manages to break it and it remains broken after its second appearance. Naturally, as he owns every weapon ever comprehended by man and then some, he has a figuratively infinite number of giant swords.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: His very first appearance, to everyone.
  • Earth-Shattering Kaboom: Ea, the only known Anti-World Noble Phantasm with which he blows up the Mirror World. Keep in mind that it's world as in the concept and not specifically a planet buster (though it is perfectly capable of doing so).
  • Easily Forgiven: Thanks to his A+ Charisma, he convinces Illya to forgive him for trying to kill them all.
  • Evil Laugh: Seemingly the one remnant of his personality.
  • Fatal Flaw: Averted. Due to his madness, he is finally able to overlook his pride and thus, goes all-out.
    • His younger form seems to averts this as well. He uses the entirety of his armory rather than just spamming the usual Storm of Blades.
  • Healing Factor: Unlike his other incarnations, this one has a counter to people who manage to charge through his attacks and hit him.
  • Heel-Face Turn: After his black half is destroyed, his younger self decides to join Illya out of boredom.
  • Hypocritical Humor: Dares complain when Illya reminds him that he lost to her, because the winner shouldn't rub their victory in the loser's face. See every single one of his other appearances.
  • Irony: He kills Illya in Fate/stay night by ripping out her heart; here, Bazett does this to him instead, although the latter doesn't stick.
  • It Amused Me: Joins Illya in her quest to save Miyu because he's bored and taking on the creators of the Holy Grail War sounds "fun". Tells said creator he needs Ilya to grant his wish because he wants to see how things play out.
  • Opt Out: Once he got his card back, he decided to see where things were going from the sidelines.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: To a whole new level from usual. He obliterates the Mirror World.
  • Power Limiter: His full strength hasn't been used since his card is being used in the other world.
  • Storm of Blades: Gate of Babylon, as usual.
  • This Is Unforgivable!: He doesn't take it well when Enkidu is used against him.
    Gilgamesh: So, it turns out that I laugh when I'm angry. Don't go using my friend as you please, MONGREL!
  • Too Kinky to Torture: He finds it amusing.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Almost literally, after his black half is destroyed.
  • Walking Spoiler: Not only does he show up very late into 2wei as the final opponent, but he also becomes a protagonist in 3rei, accompanying Illya in her quest to save Miyu from the Ainsworths.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Subverted. It looks like he's calling Illya out on her carelessness and willingness to lead people into a suicidal quest...but it turns out he's listing the reasons why it sounds fun.
  • Worthy Opponent: Decides that Illya is worthy of facing Enuma Elish when she combines the two wands and risks her own death for her friends.

New Fuyuki City (SPOILERS)

A mysterious girl from Miyu's world, she seeks to defeat the Ainsworth family, but remembers nothing else.

    Ramen shop owner (SPOILERS) 

Kirei Kotomine

The proprietor of a ramen shop seemingly specializing in hellishly spicy Mapo tofu, and the only store seemingly still open in the mostly-abandoned Fuyuki city. Definitely knows more than he first lets on about the circumstances surrounding the city's abandonment.

    Miyu's brother (SPOILERS) 

Alternate Shirou Emiya

Miyu's elder brother. He went on a crusade against the Ainsworths on his own and sent Miyu to Illya's world to let her get away from them. He looks just like Shirou from Illya's universe, but has a few strands of white hair and some brown patches of skin from overusing his Projection magecraft.

He is the original wielder of the Archer Card.
  • Alternate Self: He's the parallel version of Shirou Emiya, Illya's older brother in her reality.
  • Alternate Universe Reed Richards Is Awesome: Miyu's brother is a lot closer to Fate/stay night Shirou than Illya's more or less normal brother. He can even use his iconic magecraft, Projection. He can also invoke his reality marble, Unlimited Blade Works.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: His fight against Angelica shows that he's a heavy strategist, planning moves ahead of his opponent and keeping track of his openings.
    Shirou: Sharpen you senses to their utmost. A single move can prove fatal. A single moment can spell death. Kill off any needless thoughts. The only thing we should be seeing for now is the boundary between life and death. Think ten steps ahead, and seize even five more seconds of survival!
  • Badass: He can trace noble phantasms like Nine Lives, Rho Aias, and Ig Alima. Word of God says he learned these from fighting the corrupted Heroic Spirits under Julian's control.
  • Badass Boast:
    Shirou: If you're willing to kill one person for the sake of the greater good then I'm willing to accept all the evil that comes with stopping you. Do you have enough resolve, champion of justice?
  • Badass in Distress: He is the one who freed Miyu from her captors in the past, which implies Badassery. And he is currently their prisoner, getting captured in the process of doing it. Later, Gilgamesh breaks him out.
  • BFS: The first two weapons he's shown projecting are Nine Lives and Ig-Alima.
  • Deflector Shields: He has access to a 7 petaled shield named Rho Aias. He uses it to No Sell a Rain of Arrows fired from muddied Heroic Spirits.
  • Dual Wielding
  • Hero of Another Story: Before the story began, he took on the Ainsworths and somehow managed to send Miyu to Illya's universe. From the small details provided, he's held off or beaten Angelica before and he's used Unlimited Blade Works at least once.
  • Heroic RROD: While fighting Angelica, his heavy usage of Projection takes its toll after he tries and fails to invoke his reality marble, leaving him vulnerable to her Storm of Blades.
  • Red-Headed Hero: A red head on a one-man crusade to free his sister from the Ainsworths.
  • Satellite Character: Spends the first half of 3rei giving the heroes info on Miyu's location and being the cause of Miyu's original escape to Illya's world.
  • Spam Attack: He uses Nine Lives to kill several muddied Heroic Spirits.
  • Spontaneous Weapon Creation: He has access to Projection, the same type of magecraft that the Archer card grants.
  • Storm of Blades: He counters Angelica's Storm of Blades by launching his own.
  • The Worf Effect: After killing a large number of Heroic Spirits and defeating Angelica with Kuro's help, something no one else in Illya's group could accomplish, he gets severely injured by Sakura, showing just how dangerous she is.

The Ainsworths

    In General 
  • Alternate Universe: Seem to be Miyu's verse equivalents to the Einzberns.
  • Anti-Villain: Angelica and Darius outright state their goal is to save the world even if a few people need to be sacrificed.
  • Big Bad: Seem to be this in 3rei.
  • Space Master: The Ainsworth family's magecraft is Flash Air, a type of displacement magecraft. It can be used something as simple as grabbing things from a distance to something like morphing a mountain into a castle and hiding massive objects in plain sight.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Alternatively romanized as "Einsworth/Einzworth", to stress the fact that they are Alternate Universe counterparts of the Einzberns.

One of the Ainsworths' dolls sent along with Beatrice to retrieve Miyu and guard The Ainsworth estate.

She wields an Archer Card assigned to the Heroic Spirit Gilgamesh.
  • Boobs of Steel: Has the largest bust of any female shown in the manga and is able to channel Gilgamesh's power, even fighting the latter to a standstill for the majority of their duel.
  • Combat Pragmatist: She will change methods if something doesn't work.
  • Dark Action Girl: She's a shining example in that she's ruthless and very straight to the point, making her extremely efficient compared to the rest of the cast.
  • The Heavy: She's actually responsible for much of the game-changing plot twists in 3rei, mainly due to her ability to extract souls from their original body and putting emotionless dummies instead, which she does to Illya, Rin and Luvia.
  • I Am Not Left-Handed: Invokes this midway through her fight against Gilgamesh when she claims she has not yet used her Card to its full potential. However, they are interrupted by Beatrice barging in with her own ''fight'' against Caster!Illya.
  • Storm of Blades: By installing Gilgamesh's Archer card on herself, she gains the hero's signature Gate of Babylon, allowing her to fire near-unlimited amounts of weapons at her opponents. Gilgamesh successfully gains some of his treasures back during his fight with Angelica.

    Beatrice FlowerChild 
One of the Ainswroth's dolls.

She is the user of a Berserker Card assigned to the Heroic Spirit Thor.
  • Ax-Crazy: Beatrice has a very sadistic streak when fighting against Illya, and has no remorse in pummelling her even after Illya lost the fight.
  • Bolt of Divine Retribution: The Thor Card can make these.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: A powerful doll wielding the power of the Berserker card who also happens to be an idol Otaku.
  • Curbstomp Battle: As part of establishing the Ainsworth dolls' dominance over the protagonists, she mops the floor with her Berserker card against Caster!Illya.
  • Drop the Hammer: Enjoys using the Thor Card, which grants her all the powers of the Norse god, as well as a massive hammer.
  • Elegant Gothic Lolita: Dresses as such when not using her Thor Card.
  • Slasher Smile: A very noticable one in nearly all of her fight scenes.
  • Tsundere: Parodied when she drools over a someone she names "Julian".
    Beatrice: "N... Not that I really... missed you or anything!... Ohhhhhh! Julian-tan's tough guy act is so moeeeeee!"
    Illya: "What the hell is she doing?"
  • Unknown Rival: Subversion. She absolutely hates the Archer!Emiya Card's wielder. The subversion is that its current holder, Kuro, is someone else entirely, and neither of them have met face to face. The only thing we know is, she's fought against the previous user, whom was implied to use it as a sniper.

    Darius Ainsworth 

Darius Ainsworth (Julian Ainsworth)

Head of the Ainsworth clan; the "true enemy" according to Gil. He seeks to use Miyu to complete his "legend" and save his Earth from a Angel Notes-esque apocalypse. He is in actuality Julian Ainsworth, Darius' son who took his father's place after Darius' untimely death.
  • An Ice Person: Is able to erect a massive ice dome to prevent Kuro and Bazett from interrupting his conversation with Illya. That is, until Tanaka shatters it with a powerful blast of heat.
  • Badass: From just his introductory fight, he's able to repel every attack thrown at him, be it Kuro and Bazett's strikes, or even Illya's Saber Install, and flattens everyone with just a single command.
  • Bare-Handed Blade Block: Performs one against Saber Install's Excalibur, with the excuse that it would hurt Erika if swung around recklessly.
  • Big Bad: He's the Head of the Ainsworth Family and the person responsible for the appearance of the servant cards earlier in the story and the handling Miyu as the alternate universe's Grail.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Presents himself to Illya as the Demon King who needs to be taken down.
  • Dead Person Impersonation: After Illya strikes him with Rule Breaker, it's revealed that the actual Darius had died sometime before 3rei. The current Darius is actually his son Julian, using magic to impersonate his appearance.
  • Face Framed in Shadow: Used to great effect during his appearances just to show how sinister his character is.
  • Faux Affably Evil: At first he appears to genuinely care for Erika, and holds back Angelica and Beatrice from killing the cast, but at the same time he's totally unrepentant about his abuse of Miyu and was willing to kill Tanaka just for being someone he didn't know about. Then its revealed he regularly beats up Erika, and is generally the reason she is so ill adjusted she doesn't understand why Miyu would cry over Illya having her soul ripped out.
  • Final Boss Preview: Shows up to pick up Erika and show Team Illya exactly what kind of power they're trying to challenge.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Played for Laughs, as he comments how the air is getting thinner while his ice barrier is still up and he is starting to freeze along with his daughter.
  • King Incognito: Visits team Illya after she befriends Erika. No one learns about his identity until prompted to, after which he engages Illya in a fight.
  • Large Ham: He breaks into a bombastic speech when asserting Illya's motives. Check this out.
  • Nightmare Face: Occasionally flares creepy expressions when interacting with Illya. Also has when he beats up Erika.
  • Visionary Villain: Apparently Darius wants to save the world, specifically making it so that humanity would survive the eventual depletion of Mana on Earth, the latter scenario suspiciously similar to the situation in Angel Notes. Hmm...

Darius's daughter.

    The Ainsworth's Last Servant 


A love crazed Sakura who is completely insane.

She uses the power of the Lancelot Card.
  • No Sell: She can take any Noble Phantasm used on her. This makes her a perfect counter against Gilgamesh and Shirou, as she can steal their multiple weapons from them.
  • Stripperiffic
  • Yandere: Laughs that only she can love and kill this world's Shirou.