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"Welcome to the Clan. Leave your sanity at the door."
—Traditional greeting to new authors or followers of the EC.
The Emiya Clan is a series of collaborative forums posts made by members of the The Mechanics of In Flight, a forum set up by author Gabriel Blessing for the purpose of discussing his works The Hill of Swords and In FlightThe madness began in the forums "TFF Omakes" thread. Although the thread was mostly devoted to humorous outtakes, eventually a few people began inserting a few romantic snippets which included Miya, Saber, and Rin (the latter two once they had "returned"). GB himself wrote his (confirmed) non-canon Good End for the story.Then one day, user Silver_Sun17 wrote a prompt that suggested Kazehana bringing AokoAozaki to Izumo House... which resulted in a short snippet that had both Aoko and Touko both waking up drunk in Shirou's bed, demanding that he "take responsibility." (Alternate version with additional content.)It... sort of exploded from there.At the most recent count, the Clan currently numbers roughly 24 wives, including Sekirei, Heroic Spirits, Magi, and at least one personification of God.There are also at least 29children.The Clan runs on the assumption that every fictional universe exists somewhere, often through Rule of Cool, Time Travel Hijinks, and The BAR.We just say Zelretch planned everything.Many of the forum posts have been collected in the FF.net community, In Flight Omakes for easier reading.As of March 19th, 2012, the chronicler of the Emiya Clan, Benbladesman, finished his arduously worked on index of all relevant stories on the forums up until that date. It is here. It is sorted by thread and author and very long, but is very helpful in getting those who want to jump in oriented without trawling trough several threads worth of posts.On January 11th, 2013, the Emiya Clan attempted a reboot in order to make it easier for new people to put stories after several of their more prominent contributors moved on to other things . However, the reboot failed, and now EC has officially closed down.See Fate/stay night and Sekirei for the tropes of those respective universes. And see In Flight for the tropes from Gabriel Blessing's original work. See the recap page for tropes of some of the individual stories.
The Emiya Clan in general contains examples of:
Accidental Misnaming: More of a meta-example. The authors constantly mix up the names of Riko, Eiko, Reiko, and Keiko, with the last two being the most common mistakes.
Adults Are Useless: Not only averted, but completely stomped flat. Even though EC is all about the kids, every single one of the parents retains their badassery if they had it, or have taken a level in badass at some point in the Clan's past. And not a single one of the parents will hesitate for a moment to help their children.
Alternate Universe Fic: Has spawned two fics depicting alternate Fifth Holy Grail Wars. One has Shiro's kids replace all the canon Servants. The other has Miya from this timeline being summoned as Servant Saber under Sakura Matou, Karasuba from an alternate timeline where she was one of Shirou's Seikirei as Servant Assassin under Souichirou, Louise Françoise le Blanc de la Vallière, the Duchess of Emptiness, as Servant Caster under Shirou himself, Tabitha as Servant Rider under Luvia, and Arturia as Berserker under Illya.
Decoy Leader: Shirou now controls MBI, but as far as the world knows it's his mother who is still in control of the company.
The Dreaded: After an incident with a trans-dimensional entity (Lily) and the blue-haired red-eyed clone teenager who came with it (Rei), the Emiya Clan sees her and the other Ree as this. Mentioning one or using their distinctive vocal greeting is bound to trigger a Mass "Oh, Crap!" moment from anybody in hearing distance.
Harem Hero: Most of the Clan members are either Harem Heroes or parts of a Harem Hero's harem.
Has Two Mommies: Aside from the obvious everybody having over two dozen mothers, certain children claim two specific women as their mothers: Saber/Arturia and Rin for Arika, Musubi and Yume for Shinta, Caster/Medea and Saber/Arturia for Ulf. Aleksi also calls Rin and Luvia "Mommy"...in Finnish.
Set Right What Once Went Wrong: DA!Haru's whole motivation was to prevent a future where the entire Clan splintered apart into factional infighting and took the world down with it. Once he succeeds, he more or less disappears except for popping up now and then to annoy his younger self.
Subverted for Eiko, who simply wanted to take a vacation from the grim future she had been living in. However once she had traveled back, her interactions with her old family and younger self had changed her future so much she could not easily return... not that she minded very much.
Strength Equals Worthiness: Homura and Tsukiumi have doubts that martial arts have a place when their family already has superhuman abilities, so they challenge Ranma and Ryoga to a fight. The latter two lose, but just barely.
Super Cop: Motoko Kusanagi takes this role in Shin Tokyo. She doesn't like it very much, since she has basically been handed the job of fixing whatever the EC decides to screw up in their spare time, but she preforms it admirably nonetheless.