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Fan Fic: Fate/Zero Sense
Fate:Zero Sense is a Fate/Zero Crossover fanfic by The Infamous Man (Who is also the author of Just An Unorthodox Thief and A Different Kind Of Truth) that is best classified as a dramedy, giving equal parts action, comedy, and drama.

What makes it different from other Fate/stay night fanfics is the fact that all the servants except for Saber are new fictional characters. Truly throwing a wrench into things is the titular character of Deadpool, summoned by Kotomine as Assassin. Then there's Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann's Kamina, summoned by Waver Velvet as Rider. Caster, in this fic, is Sasuke of the Uchiha clan from Naruto. Archer is Vash, the Humanoid Typhoon from Trigun. The Berserker class has been filled by the Espada character Grimmjow Jaegerjaquez from Bleach. Finally, the character summoned to fulfill the Lancer class is traumatized Shinji Ikari from Neon Genesis Evangelion.

Following Zero Sense is the sequel Fate: Stay Away, set during the events of Fate/stay night. It features Black Cat character Ex-Number Train Heartnet as Archer, Rebuild of Evangelion character Frozen girl, Rei Ayanami, as Lancer, Fairy Tail character Erza Scarlet as Caster, Casshern Sins character the titular Casshern as Berserker, Soul Eater character the arrogant Black Star as Assassin, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann character Simon the Digger as Rider, and (amazingly) the Fate/Stay Night character Counter Guardian EMIYA as Avenger.

The author also created another fanfic called Carnival Frenzy, a Carnival Phantasm version of Fate/Zero Sense and Fate/Stay Away together.

This fanfic provides examples of:

  • Arch-Enemy: Saber absolutely loathes Assassin with a hate that could be considered holy. Assassin promotes this trope both for his own amusement and because the author told him to.
  • Adaptational Badass: Rider. While unquestionably awesome in the original anime, Kamina didn't have access to a Reality Marble containing all of team Dai-Gurren.
  • Asshole Victim: Uryuu.
    • Zouken, even more so.
  • Batman Gambit: The entire fic was a massive Batman Gambit created by the author to make sure he had a proper Big Bad, aka, Kirei for the sequel.
  • Bigger Bad: One could argue that the author himself is this. Assassin and by the end of the story, Kirei, both take orders from him to progress the plot as his Co-Dragons.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: Kirei and Deadpool form a stable one.
  • Bittersweet Ending: Lots of people die and nobody gets the Grail, like in canon. But Shinji finally seems to have finally found some happiness, Waver begins to lead a Team Dai-Gurren at the Clock Tower, Kiritsugu stills gets to save Shirou, Zouken gets killed, and Maiya gets to live.
    • Thanks to Zouken getting killed, Sakura's lived a happier life and thinks that Kariya killed Zouken from beyond the grave, when it was Deadpool that killed Zouken, and then left again.
  • Beam-O-War: Saber's Excalibur vs Vash's Angel Arm at the docks.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: Assassin/Deadpool and Kotomine after getting Deadpool's insanity through osmosis.
  • Butt Monkey: Waver has to put up with a lot from Rider.
    • The same for Saber to Deadpool the Assassin, who just trolls her constantly with the politically correct references of Monty Python, among other mocking tactics.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Kirei and Deadpool, of course. But Kirei puts it best in the great words of Vegeta from Dragon Ball Z Abridged.
    Kirei: I'm fucking evil.
  • Casanova Wannabe: Archer has the habit to hit on every adult female character he meets, including Maiya, Irisviel, and even Saber (though it required him to be drunk for the latter). He usually gets rejected (though Iri did blush).
  • Cerebus Syndrome: The fic takes a very dark turn with the death of Caster at the hands of Berserker in chapter eleven. Not that Caster and Uryuu didn't deserve it, but their deaths do begin the darkening of the plot.
  • Cool vs. Awesome: A regular occurance. Starting in this order. Deadpool almost defeating Saber with Monty Python References, Gurren Lagann vs Eva Unit-01, Sasuke's Susano'o vs Grimmjow's Gran Rey Cero, more Monty Python references, Vash's Angel Arm vs Saber's Excalibur Angel Arm wins, Grimmjow in Resurrecion vs ALL OF TEAM DAI-GURREN, Gurren Lagann vs Eva Unit-01 rematch. Gurren Lagann wins although Rider dies from his wounds. And finally, MORE MONTY PYTHON REFERENCES. The Holy Shit Quotient was surpassed at the first Monty Python reference. Yeah, it's that kind of fic.
  • Chekhov's Gun: Kamina's nodachi, used as Waver's second catalyst when he joins in the sequel's war. He was hoping to summon Kamina again, but he got the next best thing: Simon the Digger.
  • Crack Fic: Big time.
  • Cutting Off The Branches: The Heaven's Feel route of Fate/stay night is made impossible by the events of the epilogue.
  • Double Standard: Rape, Female on Male: in one of the Omake, Tokiomi accidentally summon Panty as Archer. Guess how that turns out.
  • Dying Moment of Awesome: First Archer and then Rider.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Caster/Sasuke is utterly disgusted by his master, and complains in his mind about needing to protect and even help him to get more energy instead of killing him just then and there.
    • Berserker/ Grimmjow, an Ax-Crazy murderer, is quite disturbed by what Zouken is doing to Sakura...
    • Deadpool himself, comments on how cold it was for Kirei to kill Irisviel like he did, which may be the reason that he became The Starscream as listed below.
    • Nah, his betrayal was done because the author ordered it as a part of a Batman Gambit.
  • Face Death with Dignity: All Servants that passed on save for Saber really. Berserker in particular, despite losing epically to Rider, was at least content he went down fighting instead of being backstabbed.
    • Soon after that Rider himself gets killed. His final words to Waver parallel his final speech to Simon, including, "Later, buddy."
  • Faking the Dead: Assassin, twice.
  • Fanservice: at one point, Maiya attempt to ambush Archer, only to fail to even get his attention, since he is only concerned with the fact she wrecked his doughnut. Eventually, while leaving, he mentions he could have groped her at least five times during the whole conversation. Then immediatly proceed to do so by opening her shirt without her even noticing, then squeezing her breast exactly five times.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Kotomine after he becomes aware to the Fourth Wall.
    • Considering that he helps provide a fake identity to Sola-Ui and survived Lancer, and helps provide means to... exterminate Zouken, you could say that he enters Affably Evil territory with Deadpool.
  • Freak Out: Kotomine when he realizes he's a fictional character in a fanfic. Cue Rage Against the Author, which of course fails.
  • Hilarity Ensues: Much of the first half of the story is simply comedy from the Servants interacting with their Masters.
  • I Let You Win/I Die Free: Vash has defeated Saber, but because Kotomine tries to force him to betray his code he asks her to kill him before he does so and resists having two command seals on this order. After she deals the final blow, Vash dies with peace of mind.
  • In Spite of a Nail: Invoked, Zigzagged, and played straight. Unfortunately for Kotomine, despite his plans to "destroy canon" many of the same events happen in order to allow for a Sequel set during Fate/stay night.
  • It's All My Fault: Lancer, both in his backstory and when Kayneth dies. Ironically, it isn't true for the latter; Sola-Ui killed Kayneth when he could have been saved.
  • The Juggernaut: Berserker, full stop, to the point were he's considered an in-universe Game Breaker. Archer and Saber can't hurt him. He shrugs off Caster's Amaterasu like it's nothing and punches through his Susano'o like it's made of cardboard. The only thing stopping him from slaughtering everyone but Rider is because Kariya is his Master. Even then it took all of Team Dai-Gurren and a Giga Drill Breaker to take him down.
  • Knight of Cerebus: In the first half of the story, Caster and Uryuu were the main source of drama and nothing about their actions were Played for Laughs; all of their murders were played dead straight and whenever they showed up, the laughs stopped. Ironically, their deaths is what started the fic's Cerebus Syndrome.
  • Loophole Abuse: Kirei, unable to handle Deadpool's mouth, uses a Command Seal to make him never open his mouth again. Deadpool gets around this by ripping off his mouth and growing a new one.
  • Medium Awareness: Deadpool and eventually Kotomine.
  • No Fourth Wall: Deadpool, later Kirei, and finally Taiga and Ilya in Taiga's dojo.
  • Oh, Crap: Assassin's reaction when attacked by Berserker for the first time:
    Assassin: Uh... Mummy?
  • Out of Character: Most characters. Kotomine being the stand-out example.
  • Pet the Dog: Berserker's entire relationship with Kariya is one gigantic Pet the Dog. Berserker begins to actually care for him and goes out of his way to help him. In the end he uses Kariya and Sakura to motivate himself during his final battle with Rider.
    • Kirei and Wade killing Zouken and saving Sakura could also count. Although the author might have ordered them to do it.
  • Rage Against the Author: Kotomine once he realizes he's a fictional character doomed to a life of misery because he's the villain.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Kamina gives one to Saber, stating that by not making her followers understand her dreams and ambitions so that they could continue without her, he does not consider her a leader or a hero.
  • Sanity Slippage: Kotomine. Though to be fair, having Deadpool as a Servant and exposing him to the Fourth Wall can do that to a guy.
  • Shout-Out: Tons and tons from Assassin and eventually Kotomine.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: Sola-Ui lives as well as her servant Lancer. Sakura is spared from having the destroyed Grail embedded in her. Maiya lives to help Kiritsugu raise Shirou. And Aoi never becomes a vegetable.
  • The Stations of the Canon: Played with.
  • Take Up My Sword: Rider leaves Waver his nodachi moments before he dies, encouraging him to continue on as a member of Team Dai-Guren. This would prove important in the sequel, as Waver summons Simon as the next Rider.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Archer, while your Thou Shall Not Kill rule is admirable, you're in the Nasuverse now. The power of love and peace tends to fail miserably, even in a Fix Fic.
  • Too Spicy for Yog Sothoth: When Assassin falls into Angra Mainyu it immediatley spits him out and made him look like Ryan Reynolds so he would never bother it again. That's right. Angra Mainyu fears Deadpool.
  • The Starscream: Assassin/Deadpool is temporarily this to Kirei. He sabatoges Kirei's fight with Kiritsugu under the author's orders. They make up later.
  • Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny: Pretty much the entire point of the fic.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Kirei has one when, during his duel with Kiritsugu, things start going out of control for him and he starts to realize the Author had Out-Gambitted him. It's at this point that he stops acting confident and humoristic, and outright try to kill Kiritsugu with an insane look on his face.
  • Villainous Friendship: Kirei and Deadpool are a clear-cut Type I. After Kirei breaks the Fourth Wall and he and Deadpool form a Big Bad Duumvirate, they become very good friends. They get along very well and act rather normal when not being evil or following the author's orders. They're practically BFF's. They watch Golden Girls together, fanboy Bea Arthur, make tons of Shout Outs, mourn Heath Ledger's death, are also fans of Batman, practice their Evil Laughs together, and make fun of the author's rather flimsy excuses to hide the existence of magecraft.
  • What Could Have Been: Gives little omake shorts at the end of a few chapters of characters summoning different servants aside from the ones they were given in the story. They are Asuka Langley Soryu as Lancer, Solf J. Kimblee as Caster, Shiro as Berserker, Sui-Feng as Assassin, Panty as Archer and Naoto Nandaba as Rider.
  • What The Hell, Saber?: Kamina, Vash, and even Shinji think that what Saber wants is stupid, because what they want wouldn't cause a massive time paradox and at the same time make their Masters' wishes meaningless.
  • The Worf Effect: Saber constantly gets this treatment. Though it's justified, considering her competition and her lack of versatility compared to the other Servants, it's still rather egregious. She only killed Archer because he threw the fight.
  • Worf Had the Flu: The only reason why Lancer/ Shinji was able to kill Rider/Kamina was because he was heavily wounded after fighting Berserker. Even then, Rider managed to destroy Unit-01 before he died.
    • Archer vs Saber as well. Archer had won the fight. But then let Saber kill him because of his code and because he didn't want to be controlled by Kirei.
  • "World of Cardboard" Speech: Kariya gives one to Sakura while he dies. It helped motivate Sakura into making actual friends.
  • Yandere: Sola-Ui is a combination of this, Knight Templar Parent, and Well-Intentioned Extremist. All she cares about is giving Lancer true happiness... and she is ready to kill her own fiancé and lie to him for that.
  • You Can't Fight Fate: Kotomine tries to change his future by trying to actually kill Kiritsugu and prevent Shirou from being saved. No such luck.
  • You Need to Get Laid: invoked by Kotomine when fighting Maiya:
    If I didn't know you were banging Kiritsugu, I would say you need to get laid.

The sequel, Fate: Stay Away, provides examples of:

  • The Ace: Rider and Waver are just that good.
  • A-Cup Angst: Saber. Then again, the other girls work on anime physics...
  • Assassin Outclassin': The main point of the fight between Assassin (Black*Star) and Archer (Train Heartnet).
  • Asshole Victim: Shinji Matou. Too bad the villains were the ONLY ones Genre Savvy about this.
  • Bash Brothers: Shinji and Rei have very similar abilities as Servants, but Shinji has better stats and Personal Skills while Rei has better Noble Phantasms, mainly, she has three extra lives and the ability to summon Zeruel. Even more so when Rei is from the Rebuild of Evangelion continuity and Shinji is from the original series.
  • Breakout Villain: While Kirei and Wade were always supposed to form a Big Bad Duumvirate and be the main villains they proved to be so popular due to a mixture of Evil Is Cool, Laughably Evil, and being Magnificent Bastards that the author has so far modified the story so that they will appear in every chapter. Later they become much more credible threats, committing atrocity after atrocity loaded with Black Humor.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Assassin, aka Black*Star, even moreso than his canon counterpart. He normally has his pre-Character Development personality. But when a fight gets serious he reveals he has his manga counterparts competence. He kicks both Saber's and Shinji Ikari's asses.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Assassin's battle against Saber and Shinji was basically a dragged-out execution with Assassin as the executioner. Berserker dished out one to all Servants except Rider.
  • Deconstruction: The prequel and this story can be considered a deconstruction of fictional characters being introduced into the Nasuverse and breaking the Fourth Wall. Kirei goes insane with the information he is not real, many people still die despite heroic character being around, and while some things have improved horrible events still occur. Not to mention even the Servants suffer throughout the course of the stories, Shinji being a prime example because despite living a happier life he's still riddled with guilt towards causing Third Impact Angra Mainyu constantly reminding him through Nightmare Fuel level dreams do not help his sanity.
  • Dissonant Serenity: As the fic enters Cerebus Syndrome Kirei and Wade's comedic nature stops being funny, and begins to make them fucking terrifying as they casually commit crime after crime, reaching its apex when Kirei kills Illya.
  • Drama-Preserving Handicap: Rider and Waver always show up late to the fights.
  • The Dragon: Avenger has become this to Kirei and Wade.
  • The Dreaded: Lancer has recently become this to everyone but Rider. While she herself is actually a rather sub-par Servant, her ability to transform into Zeruel will cause both Berserker and Avenger to retreat without question.
  • Dying Curse: Wow, Caster! Taking a page from Zero Lancer, this is in her own words:
    "I-Is there a level any of you will not sink to? Kidnapping, hidden agendas, back-stabbing... DO ANY OF YOU HAVE ANY SHAME!? I won't… I won't forgive any of you for this! All of you are selfish monsters, fighting for your own reasons and not for others! You only reach for the Grail for your own selfish desires, hoping to achieve something to bring peace towards yourself and not for others! You denied me from protecting my Guild… my family…! I-I hope that the Grail is cursed! That your wish will ruin you! YOU WILL REMEMBER FAIRY TAIL WHEN YOUR LIVES FALL TO RUIN!"
  • Dynamic Entry: Waver and Rider make their entrance into the War by crushing Berserker with a giant drill.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: TIM says that this applies to Shinji.
  • Eviler Than Thou: In Chapter 5's Omake short: Abridged!Popo, for if he were ever summoned, he would call the grail effortlessly and drink Angra Mainyu's soul.
  • Expy: Kirei's ideaology and lifestyle is strangely similar to General Tarquin's from The Order of the Stick.
  • Fallen Hero: Avenger, a.k.a. EMIYA, even more than his canon counterpart. While EMIYA was very twisted, he could still be called a hero, albeit a Tragic Hero. This version is perfectly willing to kill Illya his counterpart's Morality Pet. Justified reaction because this EMIYA's Morality Pet is not Illya, but Sakura.
  • False Reassurance/Exact Words: Kirei, in his natural element. He tells Caster/Erza that someone made a replica of one of her swords, used it to kill Shinji Matou, making Shirou and Sakura come after her, that the culprit did so to finally have an excuse to take out a Servant, and that the culprit was none other than Assassin himself. She assumes he was talking about Sakura's Assassin. He's really talking about Deadpool.
  • Genre Blind: Caster can't seem to figure out that the Nasuverse doesn't follow shonen rules and that the good guys can actually lose here.
  • Genre Savvy: Avenger. He watched nearly all the Anime the other Servants come from. He's even able to distinguish between alternate versions of a single character. Then again, he's Counter Guardian EMIYA. What did you expect?
  • Gut Punch: Chapter 23 "Q Note Part II: Memento Mori", it has to be read to be believed.
  • Heroic BSOD: Saber temporarily enters one upon meeting Rider. Why? Because by following his Aniki's ideals, Saber realized that Kamina was right all along.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Kirei and Wade have this type of relationship while Waver and Rider are forming one.
  • Idiot Hero: Deconstructed with Caster/Erza. Because she comes from such an idealistic setting, she easily falls for Kirei's rather flimsy con, thinking everything will magically turn out okay like it does in her home universe.
  • Irony: The Servant that Berserker somewhat killed not too long ago, Lancer, is the servant Illya is afraid of the most.
    • The Fourth War's Caster was a horrible hypocritical monster but died realizing how much of a monster he had become and gained a degree of atonement as he Faced Death With Dignity. The Fifth War's Caster was a noble, upstanding knight and died hating and cursing the world, blaming people for things they didn't do like the Fourth War's Caster used to do.
    • In canon, Sakura summoned a good version of Medusa whose life had been ruined by circumstances outside of her control. In this story, Sakura summons a Heroic Spirit whose life was ruined by a witch named Medusa.
    • In the Fourth War, the Assassin was Saber's Arch-Enemy and she hated him, but has come to respect the Fifth War's Assassin and forms a powerful Action Duo with him.
  • It's All About Me: Erza's Dying Curse has reduced her to this.
    • Assassin personally believes that any Heroic Spirit who participates in the Holy Grail War has been reduced to this. Himself included.
  • The Juggernaut: Following in Grimmjow's footsteps, Casshern has proved himself to be pretty much invincible, taking on Saber, Lancer, Archer, Caster, Assassin, and Avenger at the same time and WINNING! He even killed Rei, sort of. It took Rider to stop him. That's right, Casshern was able to defeat SIX Servants. All. By. Himself.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: How Wade survived without the Orphan Farm. He stored up prana by killing a bunch of two-bit tyrants, warlords, murderers, etc. Basically he fed off of the scum of humanity.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Overlaps with Cerebus Syndrome for Kirei and Wade. Their humorous natures just seem to enhance how something is incredibly 'wrong with them as their atrocities pile up.
  • Let's Get Dangerous: Assassin and Archer spend the majority of their time being jokes and embarrassing their Masters for differing reasons. But then they fight each other, they stopped being funny, and it was glorious.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Berserker, also the Juggernaut. All his stats except luck are A-rank.
  • Mage Killer: As a result of Maiya's survival, Shirou is being taught his adoptive father's combat style and magecraft. He really put a huge dent on Avenger's plans by using an Origin Bullet on his master Bazett.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Shinji Ikari, having NO CLUE that Zeruel is Rei, went out to fight her and nearly kills her if she didn't call out to him prompting this reaction.
  • Mythology Gag/The Stations of the Canon: Like in Fate/stay night, Bazett is screwed by Kirei. And like in Fate/hollow ataraxia, Bazette summons Avenger. Just not necessarily in that order, in this fic.
  • Naked on Arrival: Rei can bring herself back to life three times. But she is naked upon revival.
  • Names to Run Away From Really Fast: Zeruel, the Angel of Might and it lives up to its name causing both Berserker and Avenger to run away from it really fast.
  • Not So Different: Angra Mainyu accuses Shinji Ikari of being just like him, all the way down to having to hold "All the Evils in the World". Shinji can't disagree.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Assassin is much sharper than he lets on, knows Sakura's Dark and Troubled Past, and is the smartest member of Team Emiya.
  • Oh, Crap: Lancer/ Rei has her Crowning Moment of Awesome when she transforms into the Rebuild version of Zeruel and causes Simon the Digger to utter this.
  • Omniscient Morality License: While Kirei is most definitely NOT a hero, no one will ever suspects him of being evil until the time is right. No matter how weird and blatantly evil he acts or how many times he breaks the Fourth Wall in front of people. But this is justified because he works for the author who uses his powers to protect him.
  • One Steve Limit: Averted with Shinji Ikari and Shinji Matou.
  • Only Sane Man: Assassin has ironically enough become this for Team Emiya.
  • One-Winged Angel: Rei as Zeruel
  • Death Is Cheap AND Plot Armor: Lancer/Rei Ayanami can revive three times. In case it's not clear, she doesn't die when she's killed.
  • Physical God: Rider/Simon the Digger. How powerful is he? Avenger realizes that he could win the war by himself with ease. Having an Anti-Universe Noble Phantasm tends to even any odds.
  • Punch Clock Villain: Kirei and Wade manage to be this and Card-Carrying Villains at the same time. While they are both unrepentantly evil, they also work for the author and follow his orders and when not being evil or breaking the Fourth Wall, they live rather normal lives.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Maiya delivers one to Kotomine. Kirei, who up until this point has been completely calm and in control, goes ballistic.
    "Hmph." Maiya muttered, grinning slightly as she looked at the man in front of her. "You are pathetic, Kotomine Kirei." Kirei's eyes widened in shock while Maiya continued. "You are not following a 'script'. You're just taking the easy way out of the problem you are in. I don't care if there is a God, or simply just a man on a computer. I came here to face you because I chose to do so. Protecting Shirou and fulfilling my order to Kiritsugu were my decisions, and even if what you said is true, I would never regret a single moment I lived my life. However you, Kotomine Kirei, are nothing more than a man scared of taking control of your life. You are a pathetic, empty, shell of a man."
  • Serial Escalation: In the first fic, Waver summons Kamina as Rider. In the sequel, he summons Simon the Digger.
    • Lancer!Shinji could summon Unit 01. Lancer! Rei can become the Zeruel/Rei fusion.
  • Sanity Slippage: Sakura justifiably undergoes this during her Breaking Lecture to Aoi and Rin as she remembers Zouken's "training".
  • Serious Business: Kirei considers it very Serious Business to find out how many times Kenny has been killed in South Park.
  • Sore Loser: The Sequel's Caster dies cursing everyone fighting in the war, and levels many accusations at the party; including that they're all so obsessed with having their wishes granted that they'd resort to unfair methods. Then she curses them for not letting her have HER wish granted. All in all, she does not face her death with dignity like the others did...
  • Squishy Wizard: Averted with Caster/ Erza. More than one character pondered she might have been better as Saber.
  • Stepford Smiler: Assassin has been hinted to be one.
  • Take That: Surprisingly of his own humor and those who use the same premise of Zero Sense. TIM basically admits through Deadpool that his own humor sucks, and calls those who do the same type of fic and say they are 'inspired' by Zero Sense are not doing anything original and are even in some cases blatantly copy and pasting parts of the fic and claiming it as their own.
  • This Is Gonna Suck: Avenger's reaction when he recognizes what version of Casshern he is fighting.
    • Taken Up to Eleven when Avenger learns that one of his opponents is Simon the Digger. The normally unshakeable Avenger flips!
    • Avenger flips again when he watches out of the window and sees Zeruel. And again when he recognizes which version of Zeruel it is!
  • Took Alevel In Badass: Waver hasn't just been sitting on his butt politicking over the last ten years. He's gone from a wimpy Non-Action Guy to Rin's better in a fight. Kamina would be proud.
  • Trolling Creator: A strange in-universe example with TIM telling Kirei that he's going to win.
  • Tsundere: While Rin is most obviously one (and Kirei will never let her forget it). Illya becomes an aborable Tsundere when trying to act like she doesn't care about Berserker/Casshern.
  • Underestimating Badassery: Avenger refuses to believe that Kirei and Wade can break the Fourth Wall and constantly tells himself that they are just nuts.
    • Avenger also reassures himself that Waver couldn't possibly provide enough prana for Rider to summon Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann. He's forgetting that Team Dai-Gurren's motto is to go beyond the impossible and kick reason to the curb.
  • Unstoppable Rage: Shinji loses it when he sees Zeruel and immediately summons Unit-01 and almost beats it to death in rage and revenge for what it did to him and his friends in his homeworld, only stopping when he learns that it is really Rei transformed into Zeruel, leading to a My God, What Have I Done? moment.
  • Weak, but Skilled: Archer, he may not have the utterly broken Noble Phantasms his opposition has, but he's probably as skilled as the canon fake Assassin. Best shown when he matched Rider blow for blow.
  • Wham Episode: While things started getting serious before Chapter 15, when that chapter came it solidified HARD. How hard? If the first Servant killed in the war DECLARES A DYING CURSE ON THE GRAIL, it's all downhill from there.
    • Then there's Berserker and Illyasviel's defeat and death by Wade, Avenger, and Kirei.
  • What Could Have Been: Furthers the tradition of small omakes of could-have-been Servants with BOTH Jin and Mugen as Assassin, Abridged!Mr. Popo as Caster, Death the Kid as Archer, Madarame Ikkaku as Lancer, Asura as Berserker, Spike Spiegel as Rider, and The Punisher as Avenger.
  • Why Did It Have To Be That Weirdo?: Assassin is terrified by Excalibur, as in his series Excalibur is even more egotistical than him and has a short temper. He also declares Saber a hero because she can deal with him.
  • The Worf Effect: Saber continues to be outclassed in the sequel by getting her ass handed to her by Assassin. Once again this is justified because all of the other Servants can screw the very strict laws of the Nasuverse on a whim. Taken to Butt Monkey levels in a recent Omake, in an alternate summoning of Berserker, Asura didn't even let Saber finish speaking before she gets Megaton Punched to the curb.
    • Everyone is worfed by Berserker. I repeat: every Servant got worfed. At the same time. Except Rider.
      • Then Berserker got BRUTALLY worfed by Avenger in Chapter 12. How is that possible? Four words: Nine Lives Blade Works.
      • Taken to heartbreaking levels when Wade and Avenger are able to defeat Berserker, by launching a surprise attack and having him focus all his efforts on protecting Illya rather than fight them.
  • World's Strongest Man: Rider is by far the strongest Servant in the War, and maybe the strongest person currently in the Nasuverse. He could easily win the Holy Grail War in a day if he felt motivated.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: Illya thought she summoned Casshan: Robot Hunter when she heard his name as Casshern. One dream sequence later...

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