Trivia / Fate/Apocrypha

  • Actor Allusion:
  • Colbert Bump: The Astolfo page in The Other Wiki has had several times increased attendance after many people decided to check whether he really looked like a sweet girl.
  • Crossdressing Voices: Rumi Ookubo voices Rider of Black/Astolfo, though one would be forgiven to think otherwise.
  • Dueling Shows: The Netflix world premiere (Fall 2017) coincides with the airing of the Dies Irae adaptation.
  • Fan Nickname:
    • "Darnicula" for the fusion between Darnic and Dracula/Vlad in his vampire form.
    • Frankenmoe.
    • Moedred.
    • Shiroumine for Shirou Kotomine. After his identity is revealed, he got the nickname Red Shirou, in a similar vein to Red Saber.
    • "Siegmonculus" for the Homunculus, as he gains the ability to transform into Siegfried's form and he takes on the name "Sieg".
    • Achilles, Karna and Atalanta has been dubbed "The AKA Team" by some fans for being Ensemble Darkhorses on the villain's side.
    • As a tribute to Kayneth "Fast Wheels" El-Melloi, Fiore got the nickname "Happy Wheels".
    • Ever since his voice actor was introduced, it didn't take long for people to start calling Achilles the "One Punch Rider".
    • Jeanne Cena.
    • Jack the Stripper for Assassin of Black.
  • Jossed:
    • For a long time the fandom assumed that Mordred would be male, even though Mordred's gender was never explicitly stated in Fate/stay night. In this series, Mordred turns out to be female.
    • When Shirou Kotomine was introduced, many fans theorized that he was a Shirou from an alternate timeline who was raised by Kirei Kotomine, which is a very popular AU in fanworks. While he was Kotomine's adopted brother, this Shirou has no relation at all to Shirou Emiya; in fact, he's a completely different Shirou.
  • Marth Debuted in "Smash Bros.":
    • The Apocrypha design for Jeanne d'Arc shows up in the anime adaptation of Fate/Zero.
    • Before the anime adaptation of Apocrypha brought more people into the series, several of the Servants (Jeanne, Mordred, Jack the Ripper, Siegfried, Frankenstein's Monster, etc) received more attention after they appeared in Fate/Grand Order, the Cash Cow Franchise of the Fate series.
  • Promoted Fanboy: In the interview with him about participating in the anime on it's official site, Makoto Furukawa mentions that he's been a fan of the Fate series since he was in college.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • The project was originally meant to be an online multiplayer game. Though it became a series of light novels instead, the original idea would later become the mobile game Fate/Grand Order.
    • The revival opted against using David, Kintoki, Benkei, and George, introducing new Servants instead.
    • Jeanne was going to be the Final Boss of the scrapped online game project.
    • Mordred's gender in Fate/stay night was never explicitly stated, but most fans assumed that Mordred would be male like in the original Arthurian legend. At first Nasu seemed to have decided that Mordred would be male, but apparently having two male characters look feminine, the other being Astolfo, was too much.
    • Shakespeare was going to have a Noble Phantasm that allowed him to change his appearance to anyone he chose.

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