The Magical Girls and The Kaleidosticks
- Badass Adorable: The magical girls are adorable 10 year-olds (later 11 by 2wei), that wield the application of the Second Magic, Kaleidoscope.
- Big Brother Attraction: The trio share a Precocious Crush for their older brothers.
- Birthday Buddies: All three of the girls share a birthday and age. This isn't a coincidence, though how Illya connects to Miyu or Chloe differs.
- Magical Girl: Duh.
- Squishy Wizard: They're very vulnerable without the protection of Kaleidosticks or when low on mana.
- The Three Faces of Eve:
- Illya is a bright Child, because at the start she is a little immature and simple-minded (justified since she is a child), as well as optimistic and with great potential.
- Miyu is a stoic and smart Wife, who is much more passive than either Illya or Chloe, as well as supportive and protective of Illya and the mansion where she works as a maid. She also has domestic skills such as being able to cook very well.
- Chloe is unmistakably the Seductress, since she is very open-minded about relationships and matters of love, and she kisses other people a lot (a requirement since she needs other people's energy to live). Also, while Illya wears fairly normal clothes for a young girl and Miyu's casual clothes are more boyish, Chloe's wardrobe is a little more risqué.
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. An ordinary elementary school student in Fuyuki living peacefully with her family. One day, just before going to bed, a magic stick named Magical Ruby chose her as its master. Her job as a Magical Girl is to capture Class Cards.
- Accidental Pervert: In 2wei, when she extracts Gilgamesh from his corrupt form he's stark naked, and she lands with her left hand on "something soft". Gilgamesh quips that she should be more gentle, and when she notices exactly what she's squeezing she freaks out.
- A-Cup Angst: One anime special has Chloe wearing bras (despite being 10) under the belief that bras with proper support encourage breast growth, causing Illya to worry over if her breasts won't grow without them. In the end, after Illya gets caught trying to fit into other people's bras, both Illya and Chloe are stunned when Leysritt reveals that she personally doesn't wear one.
- Adaptational Badass: Illya in stay night possessed considerable magical circuits, but was entirely dependent on Berserker in combat and helpless without him. Here, she is more than capable of using her magic potential to her full advantage via Ruby. In terms of raw strength, Illya here surpasses her stay night version in every category.
- Adaptational Heroism: In Fate/stay night, Illya is Cute and Psycho. This Illya is Born Lucky, a Nice Girl, and a Magical Girl.
- Adaptational Personality Change: Aside from being much more heroic, she also possesses a lot of quirks and character traits the original incarnation of Illya never had. This turns out to be a plot point in 2wei, as it's revealed that her current personality is a result of Irisviel sealing her original memories as a grail conduit when she (Illya) was only 8 months old. The suppressed original personality eventually emerges using the Archer class card as a conduit, and later becomes known as Chloe von Einzbern.
- Afraid of Their Own Strength: Linked with her I Just Want to Be Normal wish in the first season. Illya remembers that it was she who defeated Saber Alter after Saber Alter annihilated Assassin. When she realizes 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.
- Age Lift: Inverted. Whereas the Illya in Fate/stay night is actually an 18-year-old woman who resembles a 10-year-old girl, she is genuinely a 10-year-old girl in this universe.
- All-Loving Heroine: She wants to use her magical powers to protect others and doesn't hold any grudges against anyone. This is evident with the Sadistic Choice she is given between saving her best friend, Miyu, and the entire world where she decides to save both. She's also quick to forgive Angelica and let her join the party after Julian abandons her despite all the terrible things she has done to Illya and her friends.
- Ambiguously Bi: Illya has a massive crush on Shirou, but also regularly supplies Chloe with mana via heavy make-out sessions and has a Romantic Two-Girl Friendship relationship with Miyu.
- Ascended Extra: While she is an important character in Fate/stay night, this series takes things a step further by elevating her to becoming The Protagonist, and most of the series' focus is on her and her activities as a Magical Girl.
- 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, Lancer, Berserker, and Gorgon Installs expose her stomach.
- Barrier Warrior: Her barriers have multiple uses including restraining or blocking attacks and are a part of her standard arsenal of attacks. The anime plays up this aspect.
- Big Brother Attraction: Magical Ruby notes that she has a "forbidden love" towards her brother, Shirou.
- Big Brother Instinct: Invoked and combined with Twincest. While Chloe is normally the one to pressure Illya into mana-supplying make-out sessions, Illya kissed Chloe of her own initiative on at least two occasions — once when Chloe was sick and once when she was in danger of fading away — both times invoking her duty as Chloe's "big sister" to protect her.
- Born Lucky: Played humorously. Implied by Chloe as an explanation for how she keeps dodging her attacks.
- But Not Too Foreign: Half-Japanese, half-German.
- Character Development: She starts out as a reluctant Magical Girl with self-esteem issues, who only fights the Holy Grail War because she was forced to and just wants to return to her normal life, but she develops into an Ideal Heroine, who will do everything in her power to protect her loved ones and save the world, even when everyone is telling her it's impossible.
- Covert Pervert: Illya has her own hidden perverted side, that usually manifests in form of "switch" that activates whenever she sees a female maid or anything arousing that hits her fetishes. Like Miyu in a Cat Girl outfit.
- Cuteness Proximity: With maids of all things (although Einzbern maids are out of question)! Also being called "onee-chan". There's also that one time with Miyu in a Cat Girl outfit.
- Dangerous Forbidden Technique: Her Zwei form. By combining the two Kaleidosticks, she can fight on-par with an unleashed Gilgamesh. However her internal organs and tissues take huge amounts of 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.
- Designer Babies: Like her original incarnation from Fate/stay night, Illya's original purpose was to be the Holy Grail Conduit, which involved having knowledge of all things magic programmed into her since birth. What separates this Illya from the original continuity (aside from also not being an Artificial Human here) is that her parents decided that their child was more important than the war, sealing her knowledge away to Give Her A Normal Life.
- 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. Downplayed in that they merge into a single magic staff rather than staying as separate wands.
- 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, or seeing Miyu in a Cat Girl outfit. Hilarious results follow.
- Flight: She masters this ability rather early on, which surprises Rin, who states that it takes a considerable amount of experience to actually fly as a Magical Girl. It helps that she has a mindset that assumes that this is a normal thing for Magical Girls to do.
- Genre Savvy: She is a fan of Magical Girl anime and can be seen watching it at times. When she becomes a Magical Girl herself, she can see the complications and cliches in her card hunting activities coming from afar. Her knowledge of the genre that she has found herself in is also helpful when she is learning to fly. She learns it quickly and effortlessly because she already has a strong mental image of flying magical girls. In her words, "don't all magical girls fly?"
- The Hero: She's the primary focus of the story, where we get to see how she gains her magical girl powers and learns how to use them against the class cards.
- Ideal Hero: What she eventually develops into. Perhaps best seen when she's told to accept a dilemma that forces her to choose between saving the world or saving Miyu, and she instead decides to choose both or when she's willing to let Angelica join her crew after Julian dumps her, despite all the harm she had done to Illya and her friends in the past.
- 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 Chloe, rendering everything that have happened meaningless. Also, Chloe 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.
- Intimate Healing: The easiest way to supply mana to Chloe is by kissing (there is another, more intimate way, though). Chloe gets ten times the prana from Illya than anyone else, though Illya is usually reluctant to supply it. On at least two occasions,note however, Illya does so willingly in order to heal her from illness or injury.
- Leitmotif: Ironically, despite being the protagonist, she doesn't get her own theme until 3rei, the appropriately named Prisma Illya 3rei Theme.
- 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.
- Locked Out of the Loop: She was raised without any knowledge of magic and would have stayed that way if she hadn't met Ruby and Rin. Even after getting her powers and resigning herself to having adventures, she doesn't know that Sella and Leysritt have powers.
- 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.
- Magnetic Hero: In Chapter 55 of 3rei, Rin explains to Miyu's brother that Illya has the uncanny ability to be friends with anyone; even her former enemies.
- Mystical White Hair: As part of her Homunculus origins.
- Mythology Gag:
- Illya's Saber Install grants her Saber Lily's outfit, although she still wields Excalibur.
- Her Rider Berserker Succession grants her the appearance of Gorgon from Fate/Grand Order.
- Naked People Are Funny: Gets this treatment twice.
- The first when Ruby tricks her into becoming a Magical Girl in the first episode of the first season. It's brought up again in the first special, which Ruby lampshades.
- The second happens in one of the 2wei specials, thanks to not listening to Kuro's warning about clothes created from the latter's mana fading upon moving a certain distance away from her. Cue Shirou getting the shock of his life...
- Nice Girl: She's sweet and kind, and genuinely wants to use her magical powers to help people and doesn't hold any grudges against others. In fact, when presented a Sadistic Choice between saving Miyu and humanity, she decided to choose both.
- Nosebleed: Female example. Gets one after seeing Ruby "expose" an unconscious Shirou. Slight Plot Point, as blood is needed to enforce a contract.
- Older Than They Look: Not this time. This Illya actually is 10, unlike her original Fate/stay night incarnation that was 18 with the appearance of a 10-year-old. And she later became 11-years-old after her birthday.
- Open Secret: Everyone knows about her Big Brother Attraction, but she desperately tries to deny it.
- Out of Focus: During Alternate Shirou's Backstory where he is the protagonist.
- Pink Heroine: She wears a very frilly, pink outfit as a magical girl.
- Protagonist Title: She's The Hero of the story, and the entire series is named after her and her magical girl form.
- Razor Wind: Her Schneiden, which is sharp enough to cut a tree in half.
- Red Is Heroic: Promotional art by Hiroshi shows that Illya's transformed Saber/Saber Lily Install has red colouring◊ instead of Altria's blue.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Miyu's blue.
- Romantic Two-Girl Friendship: With Miyu. Miyu even said that she doesn't need any friend beside Illya, to her other classmates' horror.
- Resigned to the Call: Illya wasn't interested in becoming a magical girl, but Ruby forced her into becoming one anyways.
- Schoolgirl Lesbians: With Miyu and Chloe. She is even forced officially confirm this to their classmates as a cover-up for their Magical Girls actions. Miyu and Chloe aren't especially pleased at Illya for doing this, but don't raise much fuss as it's kind of the truth anyway.
- Screw Yourself: In 2wei, Chloe blackmails her into supplying mana via kisses on multiple occasions, which often become extremely intimate. Illya is usually extremely reluctant to do so and asks if there are any alternatives, but hearing what those alternatives are embarrasses her out of her mind.
- Second Hour Superpower: She only gains the ability to Install halfway through the series at the start of 3rei. Before that, she only Installs the Archer Card under Kuro's influence.
- Stripperiffic: Her Lancer and Rider Install (especially its Berserker Succession) shows a lot of skin.
- Super Mode: The Zwei Form, although it has dangerous side effects.
- 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. This is because, to quote Ruby, her specialty is "running away".
- Supernaturally Delicious and Nutritious: Chloe receiving prana through Intimate Healing (kissing) from Illya is "like getting it from 10 other people." Unsurprisingly Chloe is always trying to push things well past kissing to get even more.
- 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 Chloe, who retains the combat competency, but isn't actually evil, just mischievous.
- Taking A Third Option: When forced between saving Miyu or the world, she chooses to save both.
- 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 Grail, which manifests as a Superpowered Evil Side. However, once Chloe splits from her, she becomes noticeably weaker.
- A large number of Illya's attacks involve simply firing projectiles created from her unlimited supply of prana. In addition to the aforementioned attacks, Rin can also utilizes said prana to fuel her Magecraft.
- It's also deconstructed in one instance. Her inability to control her power leads to her Superpowered Evil Side kicking in, resulting in a huge explosion which could've killed her allies, had Miyu not shielded it in time. In the anime her partner's scolding puts her into a minor Heroic BSoD, leading to a 10-Minute Retirement.
- Weak, but Skilled: After Chloe 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.
- Zettai Ryouiki: Her default Magical Girl costume is Grade A.
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 / magical girl. 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.
- Alternate Self: To Illya. In her own world, not only is she Shirou's foster sister, she's also her world's Grail Conduit.
- Ambiguously Bi: Miyu has a pretty obvious crush on Illya and Chloe. The only other person that made her embarassed is Illya's brother, Shirou.
- Badass in Distress: Her captivity by the Ainsworths and being trapped in the alternate Fuyuki kickstarts the plot of 3rei.
- Bare Your Midriff: The Saber Install used against Berserker. Gilgamesh and Assassin Install, too.
- Big Brother Worship: She has this with her Shirou. She becomes shockingly spoiled around him.
- Born Winner: Unlike Illya who was "modified" into a Holy Grail Conduit, Miyu was born as a Holy Grail Conduit, an apparent natural trait of Sakatsuki family. Though Sakatsuki children lose the greater functions of the Grail as they age past six, they still possess immense mana, and they can still act as a Grail if an appropriate Grail War is conducted.
- Broken Ace: While she is a brilliant girl, who 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, as seen in Broken Bird below, she is also a horribly traumatized girl who suffers from self-esteem issues because of how everyone except Shirou treated her like a tool for summoning the Holy Grail in her past life and furthermore the torture she received when imprisoned by the Ainsworths.
- 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.
- Brutal Honesty: 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.
- The Comically Serious: Oh so much, in fact it is usually her default to the wacky hijinks! Subverted in hilarious fashion when the gang gets on a rollercoaster. Miyu first doesn't get the concept, describing the physics behind it and all... until the thing actually gets going, which makes her do a very different face than usual.
- Composite Character: Her backstory and self-esteem issues are borrowed from Sakura Matou's backstory as an abused Grail conduit in Fate/stay night, while her personality with Sugar And Ice modes and overt seriousness is borrowed from Saber.
- Conditioned to Accept Horror: What her world has done to her. Ainsworths raised her to accept her faith as a core for the Holy Grail, who needed to be frequently tortured and ultimately killed for the greater good. After Ainsworths kidnap her again, Darius is outright surprised when she started to resist against the torture she was receiving, instead of simply accepting it like she did in the past.
- Cool Horse: Comes with the Rider Card Install.
- Covert Pervert: She seemed rather... interested in one of Suzuka's yaoi mangas and spent much of 2wei Herz! Episode 3 reading it, while the other girls were talking about Mimi's out of control perversions.
- Dark and Troubled Past: She's her universe's Holy Grail, and up until 3rei had escaped 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.
- Fatal Flaw: 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 Chloe 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.
- The Glomp: Does this with Illya's Shirou in 2wei, partly due to a misunderstanding, but mainly because she misses her Shirou.
- Hidden Depths: Who would have thought the stoic, serious Miyu loved bear pajamas and was very spoiled around her brother.
- The Lancer: To drive the point home, she uses the Lancer card in her first appearance.
- Leotard of Power: Her Magical Girl form, and Assassin Install.
- Luminescent Blush: Beneath her stoic exterior, Miyu is quite capable of being flustered, such as when a half-asleep Illya kisses her, or when Illya & Kuro find out that, when she's with her brother, Miyu is a somewhat spoiled little girl who wears animal-themed onesie pajamas; Kuro's teasing leads to Miyu going red as a tomato and whacking the other girl with a pillow.
- Magical Girl Warrior: Unlike Illya, she has a decidedly more no-nonsense approach on how to deal with things and is quicker to use precise attacks.
- Make a Wish: 3rei reveals that she was a Child of God who has the ability to indiscriminately grant wishes, but loses that ability when she becomes six years old.
- 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.
- Mundane Wish: She spent her last wish to become Shirou's biological sister, changing the color of her eyes from red to that of Shirou's.
- New Transfer Student: Like Illya thought...
- No Name Given: She isn't an Edelfelt. Luvia acts like her sister, but her real family name isn't given.
- 3rei reveals that her full name is Miyu Emiya, given from her adopted family. Before, her birth name was Miyu Sakatsuki.
- 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.
- It's later revealed that she was raised alone by her mother as a child and isolated from other children in order to take advantage of her wish granting abilities. After she was adopted by Kiritsugu, he and Shirou raised her in isolation to hide her from others.
- 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.
- Only Friend: While she hangs out with Illya's friends, she still considers Illya and later also Chloe to be her only friend and she frequently dismisses Illya's other friends with varying degrees of insults ranging from refusing to call them her friends to simply not bothering to remember Mimi's existence.
- Parody Sue: Miyu is ridiculously good at almost everything, she aces all her tests at school, bakes a fabulous wedding cake using only basic school kitchen utensils, creates art pieces so incredible her teacher questions how she's supposed to grade them, etc. She's also very powerful both physically and with magic... but she simply can't fly properly unlike Illya or Chloe, which for a Magical Girl is a big hindrance. More humorously, she also can't dance.
- 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.
- Romantic Two-Girl Friendship: With Illya.
- The Spock: One of the reasons she can't fly.
- Schoolgirl Lesbians: With Illya and Chloe.
- Stepping Stones in the Sky: Not literal stones, but since Miyu can't fly properly, she instead creates hovering platforms with magic to jump off. Combined with her speed, it's just as efficient as real Flight.
- The Stoic: Whatever happens to her, she rarely loses her composure unless things get really critical (or really embarrassing). 3rei gives a bunch of very dark reasons for this.
- Stripperiffic: Lampshaded by her brother no less. It's all Sapphire's fault, though.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. She is very sweet to her brother to the point that Illya and Chloe couldn't believe when they found out.
- Supreme Chef: She can cook an entire feast with only a frying pan. More comedically, she also made a whole wedding cake from "left overs".
- Took a Level in Badass: Before meeting Luvia and Sapphire, she was a Damselin Distress MacGuffin Super Person that Shirou has to save from the Ainsworths and who was powerless to fight against her captors. after meeting Luvia and Sapphire, she becomes a badass Magical Girl Warrior who is powerful enough to fight against servants and when she gets captured again, she tries to resist her captors, unlike before, when she just accepted her fate.
- Tragic Dream: She has two of them. Her first is shared with her brother, to live a normal life as siblings, which is interrupted by the Holy Grail War. Her second dream was to fulfill her brother's wish and live the happy life he wanted her to have, which is shattered when she's taken back to her world.
- Trapped in Another World: Invoked. Her brother made a wish to save her, but since she couldn't be saved in her own collapsing world, she was sent to a different world where she could be saved, Illya's world.
- Undying Loyalty: Being the first friend she ever had, Illya means everything to Miyu and she has several times showed willingness to sacrifice her life to protect Illya from harm.
- Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Before she was abducted by Julian, Miyu was very innocent like Illya.
- Walking Spoiler: Becomes this late in 2wei and well into 3rei, due to a lot of information regarding her past being delved into.
- Zettai Ryouiki: The Rider Install.
Chloe "Kuro" von Einzbern
Voiced by: Chiwa Saito (Japanese), Kira Vincent-Davis (English)
Illya's cousin, recently transferred in from Germany. Or at least that's the story Illya, and later 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 (which in turn is based on a certain Heroic Spirit).
Her personality however comes from the suppressed 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 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 more seriously in 3rei when she dispels her synchronization curse and instantly identifies one of Kiritsugu's Origin Bullets.
- Badass Abnormal: She's technically Illya with a constant Archer Install, so her Projection and (as Illya's classmates unfortunately learn) Super Strength are always on. "Transforming" into her combat attire is more of a formality than anything else.
- Badass Adorable: Naturally comes with being related to Kiritsugu and Illya.
- Berserk Button: Chloe doesn't like being called a "secondhand clone".
- Black Box: She understands the fundamentals of Projection, but she doesn't know why she knows them. This can be traced to the fact that neither she nor anyone else knows the identity of the Archer Card, which limits her ability to use it. Once she begins fighting alongside Shirou, she starts to better understand the Card.
- Bow and Sword, in Accord: The Archer card's powers grant her abilities for both melee and ranged combat.
- Character Development: As the Grail Conduit of Illya gained sentience, she starts out as vicious and resentful towards Illya for wanting to go back to a normal life, namely because it means she would cease to exist because of rejecting her original purpose as the Conduit. Once Illya makes it clear she doesn't want Chloe to disappear though, she slowly but surely comes around, and aside from "sisterly" spats and teasing becomes one of Illya's most loyal allies. She later returns the favor by helping Illya with her own Character Development.
- Cloning Blues: Chloe is the suppressed memory/destiny of Illya as a Holy Grail Conduit given form. She's not happy at being abandoned.
- Combat Pragmatist:
- She's a difficult enemy for Illya and Miyu not because she's strong, but because she's a tricky opponent to fight. She takes full advantage of the Archer Card's strengths, using Projection for its utility and sniping her enemies from afar.
- In 3rei, she defeats Angelica by teleporting into her blind spot while Shirou acts as a decoy.
- Dark Magical Girl: Unlike Illya who in this series led a happy life, Chloe was sealed away and, once freed, proceeded to direct her pent-up anger against Illya, coming very close to killing her several times before Illya can even attempt to understand what's happening. In a very classic turn of events, Chloe eventually confesses that all she wants is to be alive and have family/friends. Things work out in the end.
- Dark-Skinned Blonde: Not quite, her hair is actually lavender, but looks white-ish under certain light.
- Depraved Bisexual: She usually acquires mana via kisses, which she usually takes from Illya or Miyu. She does mention she could get mana from anyone and would be more than happy to acquire mana from Illya's brother, though this was more an attempt to blackmail Illya into kissing her.
- Dirty Kid: She has the appearance of a ten-year-old girl, but is brash and lewd.
- Dual Wielding: Kanshou and Bakuya, Archer's dual daggers.
- 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 HeelFace Turn and actively supports Illya.
- Expy: She is basically the original Fate/stay night Illyasveil inserted into Kaleid Liner Prisma's Alternate Continuity. She also has shades of the original Archer, wearing a similar outfit to his, being a Deadpan Snarker, and having antagonistic (and rather homoerotic) relationship with Illya, only she's a magical clone of Illya, while Archer is Shirou's future self in the original continuity. Thankfully she ends up friendlier than either of her bases due to Illya befriending her.
- Fille Fatale: Successfully seduced several of Illya's friends, and has repeatedly attempted to do the same to Shirou.
- Forceful Kiss: She needs to kiss people to replenish her mana, and she's not generally fussed about getting consent first. She forcefully French kisses Miyu during their first fight to acquire mana, and keeps it up until she's incapacitated. She also does this with Illya, all of Illya's friends, and their teacher.
- Get A Hold Of Yourself Man: Her fight with Illya in 3rei boils down to this.
- Girlish Pigtails: Likes wearing these when she's in casual dress. To differentiate from how Illya does her hair, Chloe's twintails are usually higher on her head, much like Rin's. Weirdly enough, in the Animated Adaptation she only has one of them on her right side.
- HeelFace Turn: More like heel face pound on the head courtesy of Irisviel.
- Horny Devils: While kinder and tamer than most depictions and definitely not a demon, her need to replenish mana to survive and ability (and apparent preference) to do it with Sex Magic makes her a succubus in all but name.
- In-Series Nickname: She is also Illya, so Rin started calling her Kuro (Black) because of her darker skin to differentiate the two of them. Kuro then took a Western equivalent, "Chloe", for her new name.Chloe: "Kuro? What am I, a cat...?"
- Interrupted Intimacy: She frequently tries to get her mana transfer sessions with Illya to go beyond just kissing, but is interrupted each time she tries to do so.
- Intimate Healing: Chloe obtains the mana she needs to survive by consuming saliva she obtains by kissing people, and notes that she gets ten times the amount of mana from Illya than from anyone else, and teases Illya with alternatives to kissing that she knows Illya would never agree to.
- Kryptonite Factor: As a being almost literally made of mana, anything that inflicts a Mana Drain is bad news for Chloe, leaving her paralyzed and exhausted.
- The Lancer: Even more so than Miyu. And she take's Miyu's place as Illya's number-two during 3rei, thanks to the former being kidnapped.
- "Shoujo Shinka", or EMIYA. It first plays when she fights the Saber Card in Illya's body and again when the party fights Gilgamesh.
- She also has "Shoujo yo, Hoshi ni Nare" in her Fate/Grand Order appearance.
- Literal Split Personality: Though Illya's original memories as the Grail Conduit were sealed, they were not gone; they continued to grow and learn inside of her, and the accident when investigating the Earth Pulse allowed them to split off and take form, resulting in Chloe.
- Little Miss Snarker: Another reference to Archer.
- Lovable Sex Maniac: She knows a whole lot more about sex than a girl of her apparent age should, mostly because her original nature as the Grail Conduit means having knowledge of all things magic, including Sex Magic to get mana from other people. While this is justified since she needs mana to sustain her existence, Chloe also clearly enjoys seducing and teasing people, especially Illya (who also happens to give her much more mana than anyone else).
- Make a Wish: Her wish is to have her own existence. Her own nature as an incomplete Grail grants it.
- Mundane Utility: She uses Projection to make clothes, including her battle wear. She also uses it to make a chair.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: While "Chloe" is her (assumed) formal name, "Kuro" continues to be frequently used by most of the cast. Compounding the issue, at least among foreign fans, is the inconsistency with which name is used in fan translations.
- Schoolgirl Lesbians: Chloe is very flirtatious with both Miyu and Illya, and frequently tries to escalate the nature of their mana exchange sessions beyond just kissing.
- Screw Yourself: Chloe acquires the mana she needs to survive from kissing people, and notes that while she could do it with anyone, it's far more effective with Illya. As a result, she makes out with Illya on multiple occasions in a very intimate fashion. When Illya asks if there are any alternatives to kissing, Chloe states that there are but that Illya would never agree to them. Chloe herself isn't opposed to those alternative methods, and openly tries to initiate more intimate encounters between herself and Illya.
- Smart People Wear Glasses: Takes this up since she takes Rin's place in explaining things for 3rei.
- Stepford Smiler: Due to her unstable existence, she doesn't value her own life above others. She's not as extreme as Shirou, but it's still enough that Miyu's brother lectures her about it.
- 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: Downplayed. Chloe is an antagonistic version of Illya herself with all the mage training Illya lacks, though she's just angry about being sealed rather than outright evil. This also leads Chloe to an eventual HeelFace Turn.
- 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.
- Teleportation: She has this instead of Illya and Miyu's (Not Quite) Flight, capable of warping short distances. This makes containing her an exercise in futility, much to the others' frustration during her stint as an antagonist.
- Tsundere: Very frequently toward Illya, who even notes this outright in one episode.
- Walking Spoiler: She becomes integral to 2wei's plot, and the importance of her role also extends to 3rei.
- Weak, but Skilled: Unlike Illya and Miyu, she dosen't have a Kaleidostick to use, and relies solely on the Archer-class card she's bonded with, meaning she can't switch Installs like them. She more than makes up for this in her combat prowess and knowledge on how the Archer card works.
- 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
Ruby is voiced by: Naoko Takano (Anime, Japanese), Joji Nakata (Drama CD, Japanese) Joanne Bonasso (Anime, English)
Sapphire is voiced by: Miyu Matsuki (Anime, Japanese, seasons 1-3), Yumi Kakazu (Anime, Japanese season 4), Molly Searcy (Anime, English)
A pair of sentient magical artifacts created by Zelrech, Ruby and Sapphire were initially loaned to Rin and Luvia to accomplish the card gathering mission. They are tools of immense power derived from the Second Magic Kaleidoscope, granting the user an ability to draw mana from alternate worlds, that would likely kill a normal wizard... 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.
- Big Brother Instinct: Well, big sister, actually. This is Ruby towards Sapphire.
- Cat Girl:
- Clingy MacGuffin: They will force Illya and Miyu to be magical girls until such time as they feel like annulling the contract. And no one else can do anything to change that.
- Covert Pervert: Despite her soft-spoken, straight-man personality, Sapphire is fond of dressing the girls in revealing dresses, as seen in Miyu and Illya's Sapphire form.
- Deadpan Snarker: Sapphire moreso than her sister.
- Empathic Weapon: They basically use the power of a person's heart to pull infinite power from the multi-verse.
- Expy: Their Genki Girl and Shrinking Violet sisters routine is based on how Kohaku and Hisui act in TYPE-MOON's Tsukihime series. They even have the same Japanese voice actors in the anime.
- Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: Ruby is the foolish and carefree one, while Sapphire is the responsible and dutiful one.
- Fusion Dance: Capable of doing this to achieve Zwei form.
- Heroic Comedic Sociopath: Their first plan to deal with anything is generally "blast it with maximum prejudice". And they both seem to loathe Rin and Luvia. Though, really, this applies far, far more to Ruby than Sapphire, who is much more reasonable and has been known to shut down Ruby's antics when they get out of hand and punish her accordingly. Note that Ruby's behaviour is toned down compared to her appearence in Fate/hollow ataraxia, where she is really into humiliating her own master, specifically Rin.
- Hypocritical Humor: In one of the 2wei specials, Ruby chews out Taiga (whom Ruby approached out of boredom to see how other people would use it's power) for wanting to use Ruby's power for violence, when in fact both Ruby and Sapphire claimed in the first season that they "blast enemies with extreme prejudice" as their first response.
- It Amused Me: A lot of Ruby's actions revolve around doing things for her own amusement, namely doing things like injecting Shirou with a Truth Serum or temporarily transferring users for the heck of it.
- Loyal Phlebotinum: Refuse to leave Illya and Miyu, first out of annoyance with Rin and Luvia, but later out of loyalty to the two girls.
- Magic Wand: Both of them. They also both happen to be sentient, allowing them to fill the roles of the typical Magical Girl's wand and the Mentor Mascot.
- Mentor Mascot: Both of them towards their second users, but especially Ruby towards Illya, who helps teach her the ins and outs of her powers. Unlike most examples, they aren't cute animals but talking Magic Wands.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Magical Ruby is the extroverted Red Oni and Magical Sapphire is the introverted Blue Oni.
- Servile Snarker: To their initial masters, Rin and Luvia. Not the sticks' fault.
- Sibling Incest: Magical Ruby acts this way towards Magical Sapphire in Episode 7.
- Talking Weapon: Both of them, since they're both used to fight any enemies that their users come up against while still being able to communicate with said users. Interestingly, they can still talk even when their user is using an Include or Install.
- Troll: Ruby, oh so much. The first two anime specials in particular can be summed up as "Ruby trolls Illya and Rin endlessly".
The Mage Association
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 onto the girl might be too much for a girl her age to bear.
- A-Cup Angst: Some things don't change for Rin no matter which universe it is.
- Adaptational Jerkass: She's willing to declare a child as her slave and make her fight corrupted heroes against her will. And in a side story where Prismaverse Illya meets main story Rin, she considers her much nicer than the pushier, bossy counterpart she's used to.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: In 3rei, she and Luvia have been subjected to the Ainsworths' "doll-ification" thanks to Angelica's powers.
- Butt-Monkey: Alongside Luvia. Most frequently during battles.
- Cat Girl: When transformed into Kaleido Ruby, she gains cat ears and a tail.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: She hates it if anyone is trying to get close to Shirou.
- Combat Pragmatist: To the point even Luvia has respect for this quality of Rin.
- Dangerously Short Skirt: That can't completely conceal what's underneath! It was even lamphaded by Shirou when he was under a truth serum. Apparently she has no confidence in her bust size so she emphasizes her thighs instead.
- Magical Girl: Was one before Magical Ruby switched her for Illya.
- Meido: To Luvia, thanks to a Schmuck Bait.
- Mythology Gag:
- To begin with, Rin dons her Magical Ruby attire from Fate/hollow ataraxia.
- Her pose with Illya in chapter 1 is taken straight from stay night's signature scene where Saber first meets Shirou. The difference is, this time Rin asks Illya to be her Servant.
- The letter Rin sends to Illya for their first mission is a reference to the Heaven's Feel route, where Rin sends a similar letter to Shirou.
- Apparently Rin and Sakura are still estranged sisters, as Rin asks about Sakura's fate in Miyu's world.
- Opposites Attract: She admits that Shirou's own philosophy is the exact opposite of hers, but she still likes him.
- The Rival: To Luvia. Both in magic and love.
- Smart People Wear Glasses: Rin's 'explain things' glasses make a triumphant return when Rin and co. are having a strategy meeting. She even dons them in her maid outfit.
- Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: For all their showing of supposed hatred, Rin and Luvia constantly seem to work together and support each other when they really need to. And then go back to being at each other's throats.
- Took a Level in Kindness: She lets Illya off the hook after noticing the girl's deteriorating emotional condition after her first fight against Berserker. Compare that to Rin at the beginning of the series, who outright declares Illya her Servant and forces her into fights she has no business in.
- Tsundere: Rin is Rin, it doesn't matter in which universe. That said, this incarnation shows more of her dere side than Rin normally does, as with her smiling and praising Illya for her showing in her first battle. Lamp Shaded by Chole when Rin uses a typical "I'm not doing this for your sake" speech to Shirou.Chloe: "Wow, that's a template."
- Vitriolic Best Buds: She and Luvia have essentially become this by 3rei, with their arguments being less frequent and less intense than they've been in the past. The situation becoming more serious than before helps.
Luviagelita "Luvia" Edelfelt
Voiced by: Shizuka Ito (Japanese), Shelley Calene-Black (English)
Sapphire's former master, and like Rin, a mage-in-training at the Clock Tower of London. 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. After she lost her contract with Sapphire to Miyu, Luvia took Miyu in and decided to mentor her.
In a bit of irony, in the mainline stay night, 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.
- Ascended Extra: Having been mentioned in Fate/hollow ataraxia in passing as Rin's bitter enemy, she has much larger role in this series.
- 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.
- Boobs of Steel: She's very physically powerful and much bustier than Rin, which sparks Rin's jealousy even more.Illya: (at seeing them in a bust-emphasized maid outfit) Whoa... what a difference...
- Butt-Monkey: Alongside Rin. Most frequently during battles.
- Cool Big Sis: To Miyu. She provides for her education, clothes, and house, in addition to mentoring her.
- Fiction 500: She's rich enough to build a giant mansion in the middle of a Japanese suburb in a matter of few days, give Miyu a credit card with enough money to buy an entire shopping mall empty on a whim and throw around hundreds of her extremely expensive magical gemstones without feeling any financial blowback.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She likes making life miserable for Rin and generally treats anyone else with a measure of condescension. On the other hand, Luvia is noticeably more polite and considerate towards Illya and Miyu.
- Little Bit Beastly: When using Magical Sapphire, she gains dog ears and a dog's tail. This mirrors how Rin becomes a Cat Girl as Kaleido Ruby, and it also alludes to how the two of them fight like cats and dogs.
- Magical Girl: Like Rin, she was one before Magical Sapphire switched her for Miyu.
- Nouveau Riche: She isn't one, but Rin occasionally calls her "new money" as an insult due to how frequently and arrogantly she flaunts her wealth.
- Noblewoman's Laugh: She really likes giving a smug "Ohohohoho".
- Ojou: She exhibits all the characteristics of one. Living in a Big Fancy House check? Tons of money that she's all too willing to use to get her way? Check. Ojou Ringlets? Check.
- 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.
- The Rival: To Rin. Both in magic and love, which is just two of the things that they constantly squabble over.
- Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: When she feels it is necessary, Luvia will use this to help Miyu and Illya.
- Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: For all their showing of supposed hatred, Rin and Luvia constantly seem to work together and support each other when they really need to. And then go back to being at each other's throats.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: She and Rin have essentially become this by 3rei, with their arguments being less frequent and less intense than they've been in the past. The situation becoming more serious than before helps.
- Wrestler in All of Us: In any continuity, Luvia is still an expert at catch-as-catch-can wrestling. She even defeats Assassin Shinji with a classic German suplex.
Bazett Fraga McRemitz
Voiced by: Hitomi Nabatame (Japanese), Kaytha Coker (English)
The strongest enforcer of the Mage Association, and the original agent assigned to retrieve the Class 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.
- Adaptational Badass: While an incredibly formidable magus and combatant, it is generally recognized in series that she (along with every other human character in Nasuverse not named Aoko Aozaki, Shirou Emiya, or Fate Extra's Ryougi Shiki) should not be able to beat a Servant. She kills two singlehandedly and rips the class card out of a third.
- 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.
- The Big Guy: She's worse at using Magecraft than Rin and Luvia, but she's by far the most capable physical combatant in Illya's group. And this is canon. Her acts in Prisma Illya include tanking Bellerophon, beating down the rest of the group, killing the Archer and Lancer cards alone, and gouging out Gilgamesh's heart. In 3rei, she pierces Beatrice's heart with Fragarach.
- Boobs of Steel: She's busty and one of the strongest female character physically. As someone once said, "she is strong because being able to lift those."
- 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 Chloe: Something seems to be wrong with this person!
- The Comically Serious: She sells ice pops with the same fervor that she has in battle. Heck, each part-time job she does later on has her with this same, serious, and deadpan fervor, and the result each time is hilarious.
- Contralto of Danger: Has a deep, intimidating voice.
- Counter-Attack: Her Mystic Code and Noble Phantasm Fragarach:Gouging Sword of the War God. 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 Auguste with ease, and when Illya and Chloe 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.
- Don't Make Me Destroy You: She knows the heroes don't stand a chance and makes it clear that if they just hand over the cards nobody has to get hurt.
- Dumb Muscle: Rin and Luvia call her such because of the brutish way she approaches every problem and how gullible she is to the tricks they pull on her.
- Enemy Mine:
- Once it's revealed that there's an eighth card lurking in Fuyuki, she backs off her attack, decides to reach a compromise with the others, and later helps them in their effort to retrieve it.
- Later, she 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 the hell out of the opposition. Despite that, she was the one who beat the Archer and Lancer cards without outside assistance.
- Hero Insurance: Averted; Mage's Association has no intention of covering the cost of property damage that her rampage has caused, and unlike Luvia, she doesen't have the finances to cover such things, causing her to become homeless and having to work menial labor to cover the costs.
- Hot-Blooded: It doesen't matter if it's fighting for the Mage's Association, serving as a maid or selling ice cream, she will do it with extreme passion. She's often so passionate in fact, that in menial labour, she just scares away her customers because she shouts at them so hard.
- 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, Chloe and Illya without much effort.
- Kung Fu-Proof Mook: Fragarach renders her immune to Finishing Moves, to the point of rewinding time to kill the user before they can even pull it off.
- Laser-Guided Karma: She goes broke from having to pay for destroying Luvia's manor and is forced to take odd jobs to pay up.
- Leitmotif: "Kanojo to no Kaikou", her battle theme.
- No-Nonsense Nemesis: Trying to play one ultimately bites her in the ass, as just storming into Luvia's mansion and declaring "Hand over the cards or I'll take them by force" while refusing to talk means she doesn't hear about the eighth card until she nearly killed the only people who know where it is, as well as destroying Luvia's mansion, which results in her getting saddled with the repair costs and going broke.
- Power Glows: Her fists and feet glow green when she's charging them with magical power for a finishing strike or an exchange of blows with a high-powered opponent.
- Punch-Clock Villain: Under orders from another faction in the Mage Association to finish the job of retrieving the Class Cards. Once they become allies, she's a pretty nice person, if a little rough around the edges.
- Synchronization: Gets subjected to the same Master-Slave binding spell that Rin used on Chloe to tie her to Illya. Though she claims it doesn't stop her — she is still ready to just beat Illya half to death, while her own stamina would keep her conscious. Later, she found a certain nun who can cancel such magic and had the curse removed.
- Take Our Word for It: We don't see what happens when Ruby unintentionally uses her simulation mode on Bazett in one of the 2wei! specials, but apparently Bazett's Magical Girl form is something so horrifying for Ruby, that she became genuinely sick from seeing it.
- Would Hurt a Child: Justified, since she recognizes that if Illya and Kuro are involved with Rin and Luvia they're clearly not ordinary children. Of course, she's Just Following Orders, and later chews out Rin for getting children involved in deadly business in the first place.
The Einzbern Household
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.
- Accidental Pervert: Seems to be a very usual thing for him. Even to the point that Rin and Luvia lampshade if he's a H-anime protagonist.
- Adaptational Wimp: Has none of the combat and magecraft abilities of his Fate/stay night counterpart.
- Art-Shifted Sequel: The anime adaptation of 3rei has drawn Shirou to look more like his ufotable counterpart.
- Brutal Honesty: Ruby injects him a serum of truth in 2wei's Beach Episode. Hilarity Ensues.
- Butt-Monkey: That so many girls are into him just gets him into trouble and more than a little pain, all played for laughs of course. Even in his home, his position is on the lowest rung, below the maids.
- Chick Magnet: Even as a supporting character, Shirou still manages to attract the attentions of Illya, Chloe, Miyu, Rin, Luvia, Sakura, and Nanaki's older sister. Also maybe Sella.
- Covert Pervert: He says a lot of raunchy things when subjected to Ruby's Truth Serum.Shirou: [To Rin] Tohsaka... I'm guessing you keep your skirt short because you lack confidence in your chest. But that length isn't enough to cover yourself. The line between the thigh and buttock has a beauty and eroticism that's hard to describe...
- 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.
- Groin Attack: Irisveil happily assures Illya, Kuro and Miyu that Shirou would never dare to try anything with them because he knows she would castrate him.
- Homo Erotic Subtext: With Issei, but mostly on Issei's side. This has been used by Mimi and Suzuka as material for BL doujins.
- In-Series Nickname: Homurahara's Brownie.
- 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, and is oblivious to the existence of the supernatural.
- Mistaken for Pedophile: Generally by Sella. Ironically, despite the sometimes borderline-Ecchi nature of the series, Shirou tends to get "caught" in totally innocent situations, like giving Illya a kiss on the forehead as a reward for winning cooking duel against Chloe.
- 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.
- Oblivious to Love: Despite being a chick magnet, he has no idea that those girls like him.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Zig-zagged, most people pronounce his name as "Shirou". Except for Luvia, who pronounces it "Shero" for some reason.
- Serious Business: As usual for Shirou, he treat cooking in utmost seriousness.Shirou: (with super serious face) I can't lie about cooking!!
- 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 so much?Shirou: No. The ratio of men to women is a problem.
Sella and Leysritt
Sella is voiced by: Haruhi Terada (Japanese), Beth Lazarou (English)
Leysritt is voiced by: Miho Miyagawa (Japanese), Meaghan Avocato (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 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 a "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.
- Brilliant, but Lazy: If Leysritt's abilities are anything like her mainline counterpart, she's actually strong enough to potentially take on Heroic Spirits. Not to mention she may also be keeping her massive poleaxe around. Chances are she could possibly take on Bazett in a straight fight. Of course, none of the main cast are actually aware of this, nor has Leysritt had any reason to display her abilities. She does lazily block a barrage of fists from Sella in a side chapter.
- Deadpan Snarker: Leysritt is moreso an example of this trope than her mainline self, who mostly spoke in a terse, monotone, and robotic voice. Here, her speech is more of bored but less stilted.
- Dull Eyes of Unhappiness: Leysritt's eyes have less shine spots than the other characters, or sometimes have none at all. In this instance, it's more to emphasize her lethargic personality.
- Lazy Bum: Leysritt is pretty lazy, usually watching TV and eating snacks. She isn't completely irresponsible though, as seen in one of the 2wei! specials where she takes care of Kuro, who seems to be suffering from a fever (actually lack of mana) when Sella isn't in the house.
- Meido: Though in this incarnation it's not apparent, due to the fact that they don't use their uniforms anymore. The one time that Sella does appear in the uniform, Illya comments that it's not cute at all and therefore doesn't like it. Sella is actually quite sad about that. Justified that, unlike their mainline selves, they're not maids of an opulent residence like the Einzbern castle, but a simple Japanese urban house, so their simpler clothes are more fitting here. In the above Aren't You Going to Ravish Me? moment, they're dressed in sexier versions of the outfits.
- Motherly Side Plait: On Sella, who acts much more like a mature, responsible parent than Iri does.
- Mundane Utility: As seen in one of the 2wei! specials, their idea of using magical girl powers consists of saving electricity, drying laundry, heating food and using Ruby as a remote control.
- Ms. Fanservice: Leysritt, with her generous bust, and shapely legs. The shirt and shorts do nothing to conceal her assets. Not to mention, she doesn't wear a bra.
- 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.
- Tsundere: Sella toward Shirou, mostly the "tsun" part.
- 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.
- Womanchild: Leysritt would order and watch magical girl anime with Illya.
Irisviel "Iri" von Einzbern
Voiced by: Sayaka Ohara (Japanese), Maggie Flecknoe (English)
Illya's mother, and the de-facto head of the 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: Physically, 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 Chloe after she 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.
- Even the Girls Want Her: All of Illya's female friends from school are disturbingly attracted to Illya's mom, to the point most of them ask for "souvenir photos" when Iri gets pulled into modelling some wedding dresses during a theme park visit.
- 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 Him a Normal Life: She and Kiritsugu seal Illya's memories as the Grail to give her a normal life.
- A God Am I: Played for Laughs, but when she draw up the family hierachy she made herself god tier.Illya: As expected from mama! Declaring yourself as a god from the get-go!
- Impoverished Patrician: It's easy to forget that, in the mainline Fate series, the 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 Einzberns left alive.
- Let's Get Dangerous!: When Gilgamesh breaks out of the Mirror World and attempts to hijack the Greater Grail under Mount Enzou, Iri arrives within minutes and demands answers from Caren to find out what's going on. Unfortunately, she's too late to even say goodbye as her daughter(s) are hurled into Another Dimension, at least in the manga version. In the anime, it's averted, since she decides to stay behind with the injured Caren, and the battle ends without her involvement or appearance.
- Moment Killer: A walking example. Illya even notes the atmosphere is ruined whenever Iri appears.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: Her eccentric personality seems genuine, but she's much more knowledgeable and aware than she lets on, and can be dead serious when the situation calls for it. Keep in mind that she's spent much of the last ten years working with Kiritsugu.
- Shipper on Deck: Any girl who is interested in Shirou, especially Rin and Luvia, who she at one point tries to bribe with photos of Shirou she just so happened to be carrying around. Part of it seems to be genuine, though another part of it is probably for her amusement. She also pimps Sella to Shirou.
- Spared by the Adaptation: She is perfectly fine and dandy in this universe, allowing her to be a mother to both Illya and Shiro.
- 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: She's rarely at home, instead spending a lot of time with her husband on travels.
- Would Hurt a Child: When Illya or Chloe aren't behaving, she'll sometimes smack them.
- 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.
Voiced by: Rikiya Koyama (Japanese), Kyle Jones (English)
The protagonist of Fate/Zero. Like in the original Fate series, here he is Illya's father, Shirou's adopted father, and Irisviel's husband. Like his wife, he's often away from home, doing "work" around the world. Unlike Iri, he's too busy to come home, and as a result Shirou always wonders when he's ever going to come back.
- Big Good: He's responsible for helping to shape Illya into the heroic Magical Girl we know and love by abandoning the Holy Grail War ritual altogether, killing off the Einzberns, and taking Iri and their daughter with him so that the latter can live a normal life. Not to mention his role in putting a stop to the Holy Grail War of Illya's universe for good.
- Demoted to Extra: While he was the protagonist of Fate/Zero, here he's relegated to a mostly background role, and hasn't even made a physical appearance in the series proper as of late.
- Disappeared Dad: He's always away from home, and Shirou occasionally wonders out loud on when he's ever going to come back.
- Face Framed in Shadow: When he does appear in person during flashbacks, his face is always obscured by shadow, at least when his back isn't turned.
- The Ghost: He's only ever made appearances in flashbacks, with only one spoken line.
- Happily Married: To Irisviel.
- Hero of Another Story: His actions offscreen helped to shape the current events of the Prisma Illya storyline.
- Kill 'Em All: Taking Irisviel's words during 2wei into account, it's heavily implied that he killed off the entire Einzbern family save him, Iri, and Illya, in order to help ensure that the Holy Grail War never happens again.
- Offscreen Moment of Awesome: Stopping the Holy Grail War in its tracks definitely counts, as it helps change things in Illya's universe for the better.
- Small Role, Big Impact: He's only mentioned and shown briefly in flashbacks, but he's responsible for a number of things in the story such as Illya's normal upbringing and the lack of a Holy Grail War altogether in their universe.
- Spared by the Adaptation: He's still very much alive and well in this universe, albeit away from home for most of the time.
- Walking the Earth: He's never shown coming home, and is always traveling the world doing his "work".
The Edelfelt Household
Voiced by: Tessho Genda (Japanese), Chris Ayres (English)
Luvia's personal butler and bodyguard.
- Almighty Janitor: He is quite competent in combat and can carry out all Luvia's request no matter how absurd they are, such as faking documents and get Kuro transferred to Humurahara Elementary within 14 hours.
- Ambiguously Gay: He's rather... insistent on taking a bath with Shirou.
- Battle Butler: As displayed during the fight with Bazett, he can jump kick, do flip, fire submachine guns with both hands, and fight in close range with wrist blades.
- Mundane Made Awesome: Cutting beef by knives between fingers in Wolverine style.
- Pointy Ears: Though why he has them is never explained.
- The Worf Effect: As his fight is extended in the anime, defeating him really shows how dangerous Bazett is.
Homurahara Elementary School
- 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: Chloe 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.
- Somebody Doesn't Love Raymond: All of them are upset that no matter what they do, Miyu refuses to aknowledge them as friends or even bother to remember their names.
- Those Two Guys: The main purpose of Illya's classmates is to support the fact that Illya in Prisma Illya has 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.
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.
- Broken Masquerade: Nearly during the Beach Episode. She happens across Illya and Chloe in one of their "prana refilling sessions" and Miyu tells her to forget about it (she doesn't). She then happens across Illya, Shirou and Ruby after the latter did some truth serum and sedative shenanigans but forgot to give a sedative to her. It's bad enough along with all the other chaos at the beach that Sapphire has to go full Memory-Wiping Crew on everyone involved.
- Cool Big Sister: She has been shown to be a nice big sister. She even made cake for her little brother.
- Corrupt the Cutie: No thanks to Suzuka getting her hooked on BL.
- Covert Pervert: Turns out she was always very perverted under her kindness, it just took Suzuka to release it.
- Early-Bird Cameo: An unnamed girl who looks quite similar◊ to her appears in a short scene in Fate/hollow ataraxia.
- Generic Girl: A running gag with her is that she has no presence.
- Nice Girl: She is very kind and considerate towards her goofy comrades.
- Out of Focus: Mimi has zero presence, and people like Ruby or Miyu tend to forget about her very easily.
- Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: When describing her appreciation of a BL novel Suzuka handed out to her, Mimi breaks into a long-winded speech that Illya lampshades as filled with terms that would require educational discretion (complete with steam noises just because). She eventually degenerates into excited gibberish that Chloe mistakes for Berserker's garbled shouts.
- Yaoi Fangirl: Because she can't seem to think of a good lesbian story writeup note , she settles for gender bendering the characters into males. This in turn attracts the attention of resident BL writer Suzuka, who uses her script for a comic booth and even forces poor Mimi to host it. Afterwards, Mimi's transformation was complete, something that terrifies even Suzuka.
- Yuri Fan: Goes both ways, as she thinks homosexual relationships are fine and totally ships the supposed love triangle between Illya, Miyu and Chloe.
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 immediately.
- But Not Too Foreign: Her mother has the very un-Japanese given name of "Stella", which, coupled with her blonde hair, might actually imply that she is mixed race.
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Wears a swimsuit to gym class even though they aren't going swimming, among many other things.
- Genki Girl: Even amongst a group of grade-school girls, Tatsuko stands out as being extraordinarily hyperactive, compounded by virtually zero impulse control.
- Heroic BSoD: Played for Laughs. She goes completely blank in one of the 2wei herz specials, after Nanaki effortlessly defeats her (Tatsuko's) own father in his own dojo.
- Idiot Hair: Has a noticeable one. In one episode, it even becomes a halo!
- Iron Butt Monkey: She's constantly sent flying into the air by a Megaton Punch from the other girls without any injury. She once even got hit by a car and was fine afterwards.
- Lethal Chef: Among other things, adds meat spices (she wanted to make hamburgers!) and breathmints (It adds flavor!) to cake batter.
- Made of Iron: She constantly get sent flying into the air without any injury. She once even got hit by a car and was fine afterwards.
- Trauma Conga Line: Throughout two of the 2wei Herz specials, where Nanaki joins her father's dojo, effortlessly beats him, destroys his dojo's sign, continuously badmouths him and eventually his whole fighting style once she finds out that it's completely useless if your opponent doesn't actually want to fight. She spends most of it borderline catatonic, and eventually comes out of it as a pacifist.
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 Brother Worship: Adores her older sister, which is why she's noticeably distressed when said sister is traumatized by a bad encounter with her "tsundere" and "gold-drilled" schoolmates (Rin and Luvia, respectively).
- Eyes Always Closed: She has never opened her eyes so far, though her sister has done so once.
- Numerical Theme Naming: Both she and her sister have "nana" (the number 7) as part of their given names.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Her sister is shown to have red eyes, so it can be assumed that she does too. Subverted as there isn't anything threatening about either of them.
- Shipper on Deck: When she finds out her older sister has a crush on Shirou, she is ecstatic and wants them to be together as that means she would become Illya's sister-in-law.
- Stone Wall: After she masters the martial art taught by Tatsuko's father, she has one problem; the style is dedicated entirely around counter attacks and Luvia and Rin have no intention of attacking her, essentially rendering all of her training useless.
- Unknown Rival: Luvia and Rin don't seem to remember her at all after all the encounters they've had with her.
Voiced by: Kanae Ito (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. She's actually a raging fujoshi, but thankfully she keeps these urges in check while at school.
- Everyone Has Standards: Played for Laughs, as even shes horrified at the BL-loving monster she helped turn Mimi into.
- My God, What Have I Done?: Not long after helping Mimi "come out", she regrets having pushed her into it after seeing what the latter has created.
- 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.
Voiced by: Miki Ito (Japanese), Allison Sumrall (English)
Illya's class teacher.
- Christmas Cake: She's one year away from hitting the 25 year deadline, and she's very conscious of it. She keeps insisting that she is, by no means, a lonely woman and is absolutely traumatized when Kuro steals her first kiss.
- Genki Girl: She's in her twenties, but is easily excited and mischevious.
- Hopeless Suitor: Apparently still has feelings toward Illya's father, Kiritsugu, as seen in her realistic homeworks.
- Sensei-chan: She plays this dead straight in this series, unlike in Fate/stay night where she's immature at home but competent as a teacher.
- Yaoi Fangirl: When she catches Mimi drawing yaoi in class, she scolds her, but can't help but stare at it entranced.
Voiced by: Ami Koshimizu (Japanese), Courtney Lomelo (English)
Illya's school nurse, who has a very sadistic side. Like in the main universe, she is an agent of the Holy 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.
- Adaptational Jerkass: Caren had her snarky and provocative moments in Hollow Ataraxia, but was still overall a kind young woman who'd rather suffer herself than see others suffer before her. Not the case in this universe.
- Age Lift: She's older than her counterpart from Fate/hollow ataraxia, who was implied to be at least around 14 years old in the game.
- Blessed With Suck: Caren's body starts to bleed in the presence of evil spirits. The church regularly employs her as a radar due to this ability.
- But Not Too Foreign: Half-Japanese, Half-Italian.
- Child Hater: The sound of happy children hurts her ears. In fact, she chose to work as a school nurse so she'd only see them when they were sick or hurt.
- 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.
- Naughty Nun: A nun with battle costume that does not include a skirt.
- 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.
Tropes Associated with all of the Cards:
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Downplayed Trope. Each Heroic Spirit has their personality suppressed and replaced with a single-minded desire to obtain the Holy Grail. But unlike the Mad Enhancement of the Berserker class, all Servants retain their ability to make use of their Noble Phantasms, and are in full possession of their combat ability Caster is able to easily construct highly complex magical defenses and Saber is able to accurately determine threats and switch targets accordingly. In fact, getting rid of their ego makes some Servants like Gilgamesh far more competent than they would ordinarily be.
- Evil Costume Switch: Every Heroic Spirit appears as an Alter variant.
- Load-Bearing Boss: When a Heroic Spirit is defeated, the space it resided in collapses, returning the girls back to the real world.
- Mirror World: Each card exists in an alternate plane that can be entered using the Kaleidosticks.
- Reforged into a Minion: The true purpose of the Class Cards is not to summon a Heroic Spirit, but to bind them so the Card's owners can use their power for themselves, rather than having to negotiate or contract with the Heroic Spirit properly.
Rider (Medusa the Gorgon)
The first Card fought by Illya and retrieved by Miyu. Using Berserker's Succession Inheritance, Illya can use the monstrous version of Medusa, the Gorgon.
This card grants the bridle to summon and control Medusa's Pegasus, as well as her petrifying Mystic Eyes.
- Fragile Speedster: She's quick, but even Illya's basic attacks are enough to hurt her.
- Lightning Bruiser: Her Berserker Succession is Gorgon, the monster form of Medusa. Her Install allows Illya to physically match Beatrice's Thor Install.
- Nonindicative Name: Her class card is Rider, but she spends her entire battle on foot and is never shown riding anything.
- Pegasus: Summoned with Bellerophon to rams an enemy with the speed of a comet.
- Wave-Motion Gun: Bellerophon is one. She attempts to use it on Illya and Rin, but Miyu pierces her heart with Gae Bolg before she can.
- Taken for Granite: Rider Class Card user can petrify their opponent with Medusa's Mystic Eyes.
Caster (Medea the Witch)
The second Card fought by Illya and Miyu. She can fire massive barrages of magical artillery, in addition to several other magic-based attacks.
This Class Card grants the magical knowledge of magic from the Age of Gods, the High-Speed Divine Words skill, and the magic-cancelling dagger, Rule Breaker.
- Anti-Magic: Her Noble Phantasm Rule breaker. Illya uses it to undo Julian's disguise in 3rei.
- Early-Bird Boss: Caster's heavily fortified arena presents far more of a challenge than Rider, and convinces Rin and Luvia that they and their "apprentices" will have to work together to collect the Class Cards. Illya and Miyu learn to trust each other and work as a team, playing off each others' strengths, and their friendship blossoms from taking on the ordeal together. Everyone establishes their skillset, and things start to come together. Then Saber shows up.
- Killed Off for Real: In 3rei, Julian destroys her Card.
- Lady of Black Magic: Wearing a slitted dress and able to cast massive magical artillery.
Saber (King Arthur)
The manifestation of the Saber Card. She shares a plane with Caster and is fought immediately by Illya's party after the former is defeated. In Miyu's world, the Saber Card is used by Darius Ainsworth himself.
She's covered within a dense mist of mana that protects her from magical attacks and her sword is capable of firing waves of black energy. This Class Card grants the magical defense of King Arthur and the legendary sword Excalibur.
- Anti-Magic: She has very high resistance to magic, owing to her Class. She is also covered by a mana barrier that deflects spells.
- Black Swords Are Better: She wields a red-and-black version of Excalibur.
- Mighty Glacier: She's a fair bit slower than Berserker and Rider, but she is extremely resistant against magical attacks and her sword beams can ignore magical protections.
- Mythology Gag:
- She is directly based on Saber Alter. Even better, she faces off against Archer Illya, in a parallel to Shirou and Saber Alter's Duel to the Death in Heaven's Feel's fan-favorite Sparks Liner High ending.
- Illya's version of Saber Install clad her in Saber Lily's outfit.
- Zachary's version of Saber Install grants him the appearance of male King Arthur from Fate/Prototype, with his helmet-clad appearance from a concept illustration.
- Sword Beam: Her sword, Excalibur, can fire a massive red-and-black blast of energy. Zachary's version is the signature golden beam instead.
- Wake-Up Call Boss: Unlike the first two class cards, who go down rather quickly, Saber proves to be a much more formidable foe, down to taking down Rin, Luva, and Miyu at one point.
- Wave-Motion Gun: Excalibur's actual ability. The Excaliblasts are weaker versions of the normal ability.
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 and general appearance. Individually, each Assassin is relatively weak, enough so that Luvia and Rin can injure them. However, they fight by employing poisoned weapons and overwhelming odds against Illya's group.
Assassin Class Card grants the user any of the 19 Hassan-i-Sabbah candidates of the Hashashin guild and their signature skill, Zabaniya. In Miyu's world, the Assassin Class Card was used by Shinji Matou, corresponding to the Cursed Arm Hassan.
- All Your Powers Combined: According to Word of God, the Assassin Card corresponds to all Hassan-i-Sabbah, granting a single power-set per user. Illya gets Hundred-Faced Hassan, Shinji gets Cursed Arm Hassan, and Miyu gets Hassan of Serenity. This means if the user is lucky, they can Install the first and last Hassan, the Angel of Death himself.
- Composite Character: A combination between Zero Assasin and True Assassin.
- Mythology Gag: Miyu's version of Assassin Install is Hassan of Serenity from Fate/Prototype Fragments.
- Poisoned Weapons: His darts. Miyu's Install also comes with Serenity's poisonous body.
- Shout-Out: These Assassins' masks look like the bone masks from Bleach.
- Self-Duplication: He can create duplicates of himself through his Noble Phantasm. Illya gains the same ability when she installs the Assassin Card.
The manifestation of the Berserker Card and the last Card fought. His Noble Phantasm allows him to resurrect a set number of times, granting him immunity to what killed him in the process.
Beside that, Berserker Class Card has an ability called "Succession" that grants "Berserker-like" property and power to each Class Card installed after Berserker, empowering them. Berserker Class Card also comes with one-time resurrection, but after that the Card is automatically ejected from the user.
- BFS: The Axe-Sword (referred to as "Fake Nine Lives," Nine Lives being the technique associated with it in Fate/stay night), a massive slab of stone carved out of the base of his temple. It can be summoned by Including his Class Card. While he swings it around effortlessly with his Super Strength, it's far too heavy and unwieldy for Illya to even pick up.
- Dangerous Forbidden Technique: Installing his Class Card will put the user under the effects of Mad Enhancement, increasing all types of combat proficiency in exchange for gradually eating away at the user's mind. Angelica implants a Mystic Code into the card that auto-ejects it after 10 minutes so Illya can use the card safely.
- Disc-One Final Boss: The strongest and final opponent the protagonists fight in the first season.
- Fusion Dance: In an interesting way. As Angelica and Rin note, the Berserker Card can be mixed with other Class Cards to create a different version of a Heroic Spirit, with the initial card as the base and the second card giving the Heroic Spirit form. Illya uses this loophole to fuse Herc with Rider Card, resulting the Gorgon form.
- Lightning Bruiser: He's one of the strongest Heroic Spirits summonable, as well as one of the fastest. Although he's insane, he's still extremely dangerous. Beatrice, the card's former user even says in terms of physical power Heracles is the strongest, even stronger than Thor.
- Resurrective Immortality: His Noble Phantasm provides him a stock of lives that allows him to resurrect himself every time he dies, gaining immunity to what killed him in the process. His Install grants God Hand for a single death, but ejects the Card afterward.
- Transformation Is a Free Action: Defies it. He charges straight at Miyu while she channels the Saber Card.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: The only original Class Card that hasn't been used as an Install by the main characters, or anyone; even the showcase of Miyu's brother defeating the original Class Card users doesn't show the user of Berserker (though supplementary material reveals it was Beatrice). Justified, since there's no telling how the Berserker Class's Mad Enhancement would affect the user, and Berserker's incredibly powerful abilities would remove almost any challenge in a fight. It's finally used by Illya after Angelica gives the card an auto-eject function so she won't lose her mind from it, and the result is glorious.
Archer (Heroic Spirit EMIYA)
A bowman clad in red who's defeated by Bazett before the story begins. He only makes appearances in a flashback in 2wei and a short exposition in 3rei. This card grants an ability to use Projection Magic and a field of blades.
- Alternate Self: He's one to Shirou Emiya, as he explains in his exposition."Heroic Spirit EMIYA. From the distant future of a different world was another me who became a Heroic Spirit. Forming a pact with the earth and becoming a guardian of humanity, he followed through with the justice that Kiritsugu and I idealized."
- Bow and Sword, in Accord: He uses his bow against Bazett before engaging her in melee combat.
- Dual Wielding: Wields two curved blades, Kanshou and Bakuya.
- I Hate Past Me: Averted. He is the only Heroic Spirit that responded to Shirou's request for help. Similar to the Heaven's Feel route in stay night, Archer supports Shirou with his powers, as Shirou gives up his ideals and only intends to save the people he truly cares about, which in his world is Miyu.
- Improbable Aiming Skills: He can fire his bow with near perfect accuracy... while falling.
- Future Badass: It's revealed fairly late in 3rei that his identity belongs to that of Heroic Spirit EMIYA, a parallel version of Shirou Emiya who contracted with the world and became a Counter Guardian.
- Mythology Gag:
- His manifested form looks a lot like Avenger.
- Shirou's Archer Install combines the aspect of EMIYA, Avenger, and the Craft Essence Limit / Zero Over from Fate/Grand Order.
- Nonindicative Name: His class card is Archer, but he has the power to manifest swords out of thin air.
- Small Role, Big Impact: He and his Card have very few appearances in the story. However, by responding to Shirou's summoning, he allows him to fight back and, ultimately, set the story in motion.
- Spanner in the Works: His card was supposed to be a 'junk' card with the pretense that the card was supposed to be Gilgamesh, that was given to Sakura, who tried to use it to fight Shinji. Miyu's version of Shirou got a hold of it, and asked for help from the Throne of Heroes out of desperation. EMIYA answered the call despite having a rather infamous loathing of his past selves. By doing so, he allows Shirou to derail Julian's plans.
- Spontaneous Weapon Creation: He can create swords out of thin air.
- Storm of Blades: One of his attacks involves creating several swords and firing them at his target.
- Trick Arrow: As shown with Chloe and Bazett's flashback, the arrows that Archer fire explode.
- The Unfought: Like Lancer, he's killed off-screen by Bazett before the story starts.
Lancer (Cu Chulainn)
The other of the two Cards defeated before the story begins. Like Archer, Lancer only makes an appearance in a flashback.
This card grants the Noble Phantasm Gae Bolg.
- Always Accurate Attack: Gae Bolg will always target someone's heart without fail.
- Blade on a Stick: His Noble Phantasm is a spear named Gae Bolg.
- One-Hit Kill: Gae Bolg can instant kill enemy by reversing cause and effect.
- 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 Culann"
- The Unfought: He's killed off-screen by Bazett before the series even begins.
The King of Heroes... not quite as you may remember him from previous Fate installments unless you've read Fate/hollow ataraxia. 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.
This card grants the user Gate of Babylon, a Hyperspace Arsenal containing prototype Noble Phantasms from all around the world, the Chain of Heaven that can bind divine enemies, and the Sword of Separation, Ea. But you must contain the King of Heroes' ego, lest the Card controls you instead.
His Class Card is Archer, and possessed by Angelica Ainsworth.
- All Your Powers Combined: As always, he brings Gate of Babylon with him. And with it, every Noble Phantasm that originated on earth.
- Badass Adorable: He's still incredibly powerful even after being reduced to a cute kid, going toe-to-toe with numerous Ainsworth servants and being noticeably less arrogant.
- Berserk Button: Like Fate/stay night, use his Noble Phantasms against him and he will let you know how angry he is. Especially Enkidu; he was at least slightly amused at Angelica using his own techniques against him, but once Enkidu hit the field, he made it very clear she was going to suffer.
- 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.
- Chain Pain: Is even more proficient with Enkidu than his mainstream counterpart, trapping Angelica in a sphere made from chains before attempting to skewer her. When she breaks out of that he then wraps Enkidu around the dozens of weapons she summons before throwing them back at her.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: His very first appearance, to everyone.
- Demonic Possession: Gilgamesh explains due to his ego, if someone doesn't use his card correctly when installing it, the card can take that person over. This nearly happened to Miyu.
- Drama-Preserving Handicap: Becoming an ally of the team entails being separated from his corrupted card, which causes him to lose most of his treasures to Angelica.
- 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 her and everyone she cares about.
- Empathic Weapon: His ego is so strong that his card takes over the mind of the user if they aren't using it correctly.
- Evil Laugh: Seemingly the one remnant of his personality.
- Expository Hairstyle Change: His eyes become sharper and he slicks his hair upward in a manner reminiscent of his original Fate/stay night counterpart when he starts getting serious.
- Eye Take: Gets one in Drei Chapter 27, complete with Stunned Silence. It's about the only time he ever loses his composure.
- Fatal Flaw:
- Fiction 500: Like his mainstream counterpart, little Gil has a virtually endless supply of wealth, paying for Illya's and Tanaka's meal by tossing a gold bar on the table as if it were pocket change.Gilgamesh: [pulls out another bar of gold] I'm really enjoying modern life. It helps that the value of gold doesn't seem to have changed much in this day and age!
- Healing Factor: Unlike his other incarnations, this one is perfectly willing to use counters to people who manage to charge through his attacks and hit him.
- HeelFace 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.
- He tells Angelica to be less cocky when using his card.
- Inferiority Superiority Complex: While significantly less egotistic than the F/SN version. He hints a few times how he feels that he's a shadow of his former self that doesn't measure up to his legend.
- 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.
- Ironic Nickname: "The Eighth Card" becomes this in hindsight once the origin of the Class Cards is revealed. Archer Gilgamesh was one of the original seven cards used in the Ainzworth Holy Grail War, and the 'junk Archer card' Julius created was the extra. It'd be more accurate to call EMIYA the Eighth Card.
- 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 Julian he needs Ilya to grant his wish because he wants to see how things play out.
- Know When to Fold 'Em: Immediately high-tails it when once Angelica begins installing five Class Cards on top of his own, knowing that even he can't take that much firepower on with only a fraction of his treasury.
- Mister Exposition: Once Gil reappears in 3rei, he tends to be the only ally with an inkling of what's going on in the Ainzworth's world, so he tends to be the one everyone asks for information.
- Mythology Gag: Gil's child form first appeared in Fate/hollow ataraxia after he drank a potion of youth to escape boredom.
- Naked First Impression: After Illya frees him from his dark incarnation, he's completely naked and teases her over her embarrassed reaction.
- Not in This for Your Revolution: He might be much friendlier than his Jerkass adult self, but he's still Gilgamesh. He couldn't care less about saving the dying planet or Miyu; he's here to take back his Card.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: Acts like the cute, happy-go-lucky kid he appears to be. Makes it easy to forget he is still the ancient God-King of Babylon, one-time possessor of all of mankind's treasures and knowledge. He spends most of 3rei lounging around, using his resources and knowledge of events in the alternate world to steer the heroes in the right direction.
- One-Winged Angel: His black half transforms into a massive, black monster after tapping into the power of the mana circuit. He then recombines with it to fight Illya.
- Clipped-Wing Angel: Though as terrifying as it is, it is still by technicality a Class Card Servant, which means all of its Parameters are a grade or two lower than normal. Because of this, even with Gilgamesh's rational side controlling it, Illya managed to overpower his ultimate Noble Phantasm.
- 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. Gilgamesh's Class Card had the misfortune of landing right inside Fuyuki's magical ley line, which he uses to break out of the Mirror World and then lay claim to the Great Cavern's mana circuit to gain even more power. The monster that results could've wiped Fuyuki City off the map as an afterthought.
- Power Limiter: His full strength hasn't been used since he was separated from his card.
- Power of the Void: The incarnation of his corrupt form is covered in black prana and emits a smoky black-and-red haze, making it similar to Angra Mainyu. It even produces a cursed muck that Gilgamesh warns will probably kill those exposed.
- Put on a Bus: Leaves the group after he steals back his card, expressing amusement at how Julian is going to use his wish to save the world.
- Shameless Fanservice Guy: He doesn't care about being seen naked, because his body is physically perfect so he has no reason to want to hide it.
- 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: When Illya lands with her hand on his crotch and gives it a few squeezes, not realizing what she's holding, he finds it amusing.
- Took a Level in Kindness: Almost literally, after his black half is destroyed.
- Too Spicy for Yog-Sothoth: Unlike the other Heroic Spirits dragged through the mud of Pandora's Box, Gilgamesh's ego was too strong to fully suppress. The only reason his Blackened version even exists is because of the massive amount of mana it accumulated by landing in the ley line, and this doesn't stop Gil post-incarnation from taking control of it.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: His Enuma Elish used on Illya makes a rift in reality, which unfortunately lead to Miyu's original world - and, by extension, the Ainsworth family who destroyed Miyu's life and tried to turn her into the Holy Grail. They waste no time recapturing her, setting up the events of 3rei.
- 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.
- Wave Motion Sword: In addition to Ea, the one that appears most is Sul-Sagana, a massive sword almost as large as Ig-Alima.
- 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.
- Wild Card: Sweet talks his way onto Illya's team to take back his Card from the Ainsworths. Though his other half in the Card would have slaughtered them all for such a grievous offense, once he retrieves his Card he instead advises Julian that he'll need Illya to grant his wish before vanishing to watch how the story plays out.
- 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.
Berserker ("Thor" / Magni)
The Nordic God of Thunder, equipped with the mighty hammer Mjölnir and the gauntlet Járngreipr. It is in Beatrice Ainsworth's possession.
- Shock and Awe: Well, this is Thor. Mjölnir has an ability to summon thunderstorms, and empowered by thunder.
- Super Strength: He naturally has the strength to lift Mjölnir all by himself due to his Giant heritage. Averted in the case of the belt: The belt Megingjörð in legend both in-and-out of universe doubles the wearer's strength. However, it turns out the belt does nothing; it's just a old belt.
- Mistaken Identity: Due to being so similar to his father, it is easy for others to assume that he is Thor and try to apply the weakness of being poisoned and retreating nine steps that felled his father.
- Superior Successor: The Install's Heroic Spirit, Magni, compared to his father, Thor. Magni and his half-brother both inherited Thor's powers when they found Mjölnir after Ragnarok, but Magni had the strength to lift the hammer by himself because of his giant heritage; a feat that even Thor himself needed both the belt Megingjörð and the protective gauntlet Járngreipr to replicate. And Beatrice gets both of these along with Magni's innate strengthnote . On top of that, Magni also inherited Thor's Divine Core, which allows Beatrice to survive a lethal strike and then instantly come back to life because she has both Thor's and Magni's Divine Cores. And if her Heroic Spirit wasn't powerful enough, unlike Thor that has a weakness to being poisoned then dying after taking nine paces backwards, Magni does not have a recorded death so he doesn't have a weakness to exploit to take down Beatrice normally.
- Too Awesome to Use: Mjölnir is an insanely powerful weapon. Massive in size and hits twice as hard, can be thrown as a projectile, and can shoot lightning and be charged with it to enhance attacks. Its first true name release was able to easily counter five A-ranked spells from the Age of Gods and its second stage was three times as powerful and possessed immense range. Contained within it is Thor's Divine Core, which is a conceptual defence that allows its user to survive a lethal attack by making the Divine Core take the hit in their place. Its final stage, Mjölnir Ragnarök, causes the surrounding area to be sent back to the Age of Gods and recreates Ragnarök itself. This renders all modern laws, be it magecraft, technology or even the laws of physics inoperable while it shoots out bursts of lightning wildly; the only magecraft that can be used are spells from the Age of Gods, such as Bazett's runes. What's the catch? Mjölnir takes your memories as compensation, resulting in them being slowly erased with each use and the activation of the final Noble Phantasm wipes out the memories of the wielder's entire lifetime.
- Wham Line: The revelation of his true identity is delivered via dialogue, just in time for the heroes to realize why their strategy to defeat it failed.My divine core is tellin' me. Don't Retreat. Don't stop. Push forward... and other stuff like that. Retreating is unforgivable. Just... go forward. Go forward, GO FORWARD! That's what my dad told me..!
Berserker (Lancelot du Lac)
One of the fabled Knights of the Round Table, also known as "The Knight of the Lake". This card is used by a Julian-controlled Sakura Matou after becoming a doll.
- Dark Is Evil: The install grants its user black armor, while also giving them the Mad Enhancement that every other Berserker comes with.
- Mega Manning: The signature ability of Lancelot, being able to steal and copy anything it perceives as a weapon.
- Red and Black and Evil All Over: The armor that the card comes with is predominantly black, with shades of red throughout the head, arms, and legs. And considering its use in the series, this trope is definitely in play.
Fuyuki City (SPOILERS)
Voiced by: Misato Fukuen (Japanese)
A mysterious girl from Miyu's world, she seeks to defeat the Ainsworth family, but remembers nothing else.
- Amnesiac Hero: Her memories start at when she first met Illya and her goal of destroying the Ainsworths.
- Clothing Damage: After being struck by Mjölnir, her clothes vaporized, and she only suffered burnt wounds.
- Cloud Cuckoolander: She has no common sense at all.
- The Dreaded: When Erika realizes what she is, she freaks out.
- Genki Girl: Pretty hyper most of the time.
- Hate at First Sight: She hated Erika the moment she saw her. Possibly because she subconsciously realized that Erika is an Ainsworth.
- Healing Factor: Even after receiving numerous fatal attacks that would count as overkill, she is just fine a few hours later.
- Inexplicably Awesome: Illya and company meet her without the slightest clue about her identity, yet she saves the the party from the Ainsworths on a whim more than once, all while being wishy washy. According to Erika after turning into a fake Grail, she is the world's "Truth" that passes judgement on counterfeits.
- Nigh-Invulnerability: Beatrice's Mjölnir should have vaporized Tanaka, but Tanaka's body is completely intact.
- Playing with Fire: Shatters Darius's ice-based barrier with a ridiculously powerful blast of heat.
- Shapeshifter Weapon: She can detach her arm and turn it into a fiery sword that's powerful enough to vaporize the Heroic Spirits generated by Erika's mud cube form as well as damage it.
- Womanchild: She behaves very childishly for a girl most probably in her teens, even compared to characters younger than her.
Voiced by: Joji Nakata (Japanese)
The chef 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, as he's the overseer of this world's Holy Grail War.
- Adam Smith Hates Your Guts:
- The hellishly spicy Mapo tofu he sells is, as Illya puts it, a total rip-off.
- Sold some of his Black Keys to Alternate Shirou, and they don't do him any good when tries to use them to break through Julian's barrier. Alternate Shirou bitterly complained that the priest charged him a lot of money for those toys.
- Adaptational Heroism: Compared to his FSN counterpart, this version of Kotomine is much less hostile, and even rescues Shirou, and later helps him by providing the information he needs to win the Holy Grail War. It helps that he refuses to parttake in the Ainsworth's delusional plan in "saving" the world.
- Chekhov's Gunman: It's only a matter of time before he is more involved in the plot. He is. He knows Kiritsugu as the Magus Killer. And he saved Shirou after Jullian took Miyu away.
- Demoted to Extra: While he was one of the Big Bad Ensemble in the original Fate/stay night, here he's just an observer for the Ainsworth Holy Grail War, giving Shirou the vital information he needs.
- Mr. Exposition: He's the one who explained to Shirou about the Ainsworth family and the universe's version of the Holy Grail War.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: His reaction when the spell around the Ainsworths' mansion is dispelled, whether or not he'll come back later is impossible to tell right now.
- Villain Respect: Saved Shirou and admires him for having the conviction and selfishness to doom the entire world on the off-chance it will ensure his sister's survivability and happiness.
- We Sell Everything: Inverted. He only sells hellishly spicy Mapo tofu and other ''very'' spicy food.
Miyu's Family (SPOILERS)
Voiced by: Noriaki Sugiyama
Miyu's elder brother and the adopted son of Kiritsugu Emiya. He's the parallel counterpart of Illya's brother and looks identical except for a few strands of white hair and some brown patches of skin from overusing his Projection magecraft.
Before the story began, he was a participant of the Ainsworth Holy Grail War. After defeating the other six participants and becoming the victor of the Holy Grail War, he freed Miyu from the Ainsworths and sent her to Illya's world.
He was the original owner of the Archer Card imbued in Chloe, summoning it using himself as a catalyst. The Card itself corresponds to Heroic Spirit EMIYA. Though he lost the card after the Grail War, he retains his other self's abilities, albeit with reduced power and a heavier mana drain due to the Class Card's lower parameters.
- Alternate Self:
- He's a parallel version of Shirou Emiya, Illya's adopted older brother in her universe. More specifically, he's the adopted son of Illya's biological father Kiritsugu Emiya in both universes, much like in Fate/stay night.
- He's also a parallel version of Heroic Spirit EMIYA, whom he summons through the Archer Card.
- Alternate Universe Reed Richards Is Awesome: Miyu's brother is a lot more like his original incarnation (or even stronger) than Illya's more-or-less normal brother. He can even use his iconic Projection magecraft and invoke Unlimited Blade Works.
- Anti-Hero: He has no problem dooming the entire world if it means protecting his sister Miyu.
- 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.
- He finds out that Angelica is Julian's sister simply by comparing their similar expressions. Later, he breaks through Kuro's facade, revealing that she doesn't value her own life, and confronts her about her problems.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!
- He defeats Shinji by exploiting an off-hand fact that he revealed to him earlier. He later defeats Saber by taking advantage of the latter's missing arm to sidestep an Excalibur blast and fire off a Broken Phantasm.
- Badass Adorable: Unlike mainstream Shirou, Kiritsugu taught him magecraft properly and allowed Shirou to accompany him on his many excursions, including the job where they rescued Miyu.
- Badass Boast: Has a ton of them.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?Shirou: I'm seriously done with this little play you guys are doing. Outta my way, you third-rate actor.Shirou: Fine by me. Bring it on, Saber. We've gone this far, so I'll keep playing your game... until one of us breaks.
- Badass Creed: He gets his own Unlimited Blade Works chant.Shirou: My body is made of swords. My blood is iron, and my heart is glass. I have overcome countless battlefields. Never once retreating, nor attaining victory. The orphan is alone again, striking diamond dust on a hill of swords. But this life is not yet over. This false body was still made of swords! Alternatively
- 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.
- Big Brother Instinct: He's going to stop the Ainsworths' even if it means dooming humanity just to save his sister.
- Composite Character:
- His characterization is a mixture between two of his incarnations from Fate/stay night. His personality is similar to his Heaven's Feel counterpart, in that he's abandoned his ideal for the sake of his loved one, while his power-set reflects his Unlimited Blade Works counterpart, including the ability to summon the eponymous Reality Marble.
- His Archer Install takes inspiration from other versions of himself, mainly EMIYA, Avenger, and Limited / Over Zero.
- Deadpan Snarker: Unlike in Fate/stay night, he doesn't hold his tongue. He'll casually snark at anyone who isn't Miyu or Sakura, as Julian gets a taste of. He even snarks in the middle of battle.
- Deflector Shields: He has access to a seven petaled shield named Rho Aias. He uses it to No-Sell a Rain of Arrows fired from muddied Heroic Spirits.
- Determinator: For one, he spends three months hopelessly trying to bring back his sister.
- The Dreaded: Even Angelica admits that the Archer Card and Shirou are dangerous.
- Dual Wielding: He wields Kanshou and Bakuya.
- Field of Blades: Unlimited Blade Works, a snow-covered world housing an unlimited number of blades and the greatest magecraft available to Shirou Emiya. He unleashes it against Angelica.
- The Gadfly: Back in the peaceful days, Shirou called Julian a siscon to get a reaction out of him.
- Good Is Not Soft: He's a nice guy and a great big brother, but unlike Fate/stay night where he tries to avoid killing other masters, this Shirou has no problem with killing other participants of the Holy Grail War.
- He jams several copies of Kanshou and Bakuya inside Shinji's transformed state and Overedges them to try and impale him, and in the end of the fight, he doesn't hesitate to end his life after he's rendered defenseless. He only finds out Shinji isn't human after the fact.
- He decides that the best way to ensure Miyu's happiness is to stop Julian. How? By killing him. He only fails because he's attacked by Sakura.
- He disarms Saber, not by skillfully severing a tendon, but by cutting off his left arm.
- Heartbroken Badass: After Sakura is killed, he takes some time in the next chapter to silently grieve for her before refocusing on his fight with Shinji.
- The Hero: Of the flashback arc and its film adaptation Oath Under Snow.
- Hero of Another Story: Before the story began, he took on the Ainsworths and managed to send Miyu to Illya's universe by defeating all of the masters in the Holy Grail War and using his wish to transport Miyu. He also held off Angelica by utilizing Unlimited Blade Works. The flashback arc explores his past, wherein he takes over as the main protagonist.
- 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.
- Heroic Self-Deprecation: A minor example when Shinji demands the identity of the Archer Card.Shirou: No one in particular. It's just a nameless wannabe of a Heroic Spirit.
- Human Pincushion: Turned into one by Julian when he took Miyu the first time. Kotomine saved him.
- Hurting Hero: He notes that he could only hold his swords because everything slipped through his fingers.
- Innocently Insensitive: Almost walks into the girls changing clothes with a completely straight face, having done so to help Miyu numerous times in the past much to her embarrassment.
- In Spite of a Nail: Despite the Fourth Holy Grail War not happening in his universe, he still ends up in an accident that kills his family, is saved and then adopted by Kiritsugu.
- Irony: He abandons Kiritsugu's ideal of being an Ally of Justice in order to become a better brother. Yet the Card he summons corresponds to Heroic Spirit EMIYA, the very embodiment of those ideals.
- Leitmotif: EMIYA, not to be confused with Kuro's Shoujo Shinka.
- Let's Get Dangerous!: After Shirou installs Heroic Spirit EMIYA, he starts kicking Shinji's ass. Presumably, it's this power that allowed him to save Miyu from Julian's clutches in the first place.
- Locked into Strangeness: Through prolonged exposure to his future self's Card, he obtains its powers and Sword origin, which he describes as his body "being invaded by Heroic Spirit EMIYA". Fortunately, the most it does is bleach some of his hair and tan segments of his skin, unlike the last time something like this happened in the series...
- Not the Intended Use: The Heroic Spirit bound to the Archer Card is a Counter Guardian, an entity meant to protect mankind. By using its power to save Miyu, Shirou's actions are harmful to humanity as a whole, the opposite of what the power was intended for. Shirou himself acknowledges this. note Shirou: The power meant for humanity's sake... I vowed to use it for a single person.
- Powered by a Forsaken Child: Rare Protagonist Example. Miyu herself is the reason why Shirou can unleash Unlimited Blade Works, and project Divine Constructs, which are magical abilities that require a lot of prana to activate. Shirou himself was unaware of this connection until Miyu was safely teleported from his reality.
- Promotion to Parent: He takes over raising Miyu after Kiritsugu dies.
- Red Is Heroic: A red head on a one-man crusade to free his sister from the Ainsworths. This becomes more poignant once he installs the EMIYA Archer card and dones the Counter Guardian's crimson red mantle.
- 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. Subverted when he's freed by Gilgamesh.
- Selfless Wish: After managing to win the Holy Grail War he uses his wish to give Miyu a happy life.
- Snow Means Death: His version of Unlimited Blade Works is covered in a snowstorm and he views the blades as graves. Keep in mind that Sakura also died in the snow, so this was probably invoked.
- 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.
- Spotlight-Stealing Squad: After Miyu was freed from the Ainsworth's clutches, the perspective was taken away from Illya to focus on Shirou and Miyu's past and the circumstances that lead to the plot of the story. Namely Miyu's origins and the Holy Grail War. See Hero of Another Story. It's to the extent that Prisma Illya's movie is about his battle against the Ainsworths!
- Storm of Blades: He counters Angelica's Storm of Blades by launching his own. Takes it Up to Eleven in Unlimited Blade Works, creating a tsunami of blades in an attempt to counter Ea. It fails.
- Tears of Joy: After Illya tells him that she is Miyu's friend and she's come to save her, he starts crying from happiness, because half of his wish had been fulfilled.
- Then Let Me Be Evil: His defiant response towards Julian when he tells him that saving Miyu will result in the destruction to the world.
- Took a Level in Badass: He starts off as what amounts to everyone's punching bag with nothing more than Reinforcement magecraft. Then he summons the Archer Card and solos the six Ainsworth dolls with it, winning the fifth Holy Grail War. After he gives it up to save his sister, he reveals to be able to use Heroic Spirit EMIYA's powerset through assimilation and unlocks his own Unlimited Blade Works.
- Tragic Dream: He gives up his dream of becoming a hero of justice and decides to live a normal, happy life with his sister, which is soon interrupted by the Holy Grail War. When he wishes Miyu to Illya's world, he knows he'll probably never see her again, and the last thing he thinks about are his hopes that she'll be happy and his regrets that he couldn't teach her more as her brother. Later, the only reason he gets to meet her again is because a link is created between his world and Illya's world.
- Tranquil Fury: During his first Install and fight against Shinji, he remained decidedly calm while beating the tar out of him.
- Unique Protagonist Asset: He doesn't use a Card or rely on a Mystic Code, he's just an ordinary Magus relying on his own power. However, his Projection magecraft allows him to kill muddied servants with ease and fight the Ainsworths head-on. In the flashback arc, he's a participant of the Holy Grail War and the wielder of the Archer Card, but the unique nature of his summoning gives him an advantage over the other participants. See his Weak, but Skilled entry. The end of his flashback reveals that Miyu was providing him with prana during the Holy Grail War, a connection that is cut when she's transported to Illya's world.
- We Used to Be Friends: Shirou considered Julian to be his friend prior to becoming aware that he had Miyu. Now they are bitter enemies.
- Weak, but Skilled: As acknowledged early in the series and in-canon, Archer is by no means the strongest Class Card. But unlike the Ainsworth dolls, Shirou is in complete sync with the Heroic Spirit imbued within it. This gives him a large enough advantage that he can defeat the other six participant of the Holy Grail War in spite of their power difference, though not without getting nearly killed multiple times.
- The Worf Effect: After killing a large number of Heroic Spirits and defeating Angelica with Chloe's help, something no one else in Illya's group could accomplish. He gets severely injured by Sakura, showing just how dangerous she is.
Voiced by: Rikiya Koyama
Shirou's adopted father who rescued him from an accident and mentored him in magecraft and in being a hero of justice.. He had a dream of creating a world without conflict, and would use any means to accomplish it. This led him and Shirou to take great interest in the Children of God.
He adopts Miyu in hopes of using her as a tool to save humanity, but dies shortly after and passes the burden onto Shirou.
- Adaptational Villainy: Unlike his Fate/stay night counterpart, he retains his ideals to Well-Intentioned Extremist levels (complete with Face Framed in Shadow) even after adopting Shirou. As a result, when he decides to adopt Miyu, he does so to use her as a tool to save the human race, rather than out of affection.
- Downplayed in that it only lasts a single chapter. He gets a more sympathetic final talk with Shirou in chapter 32 of 3rei where he passes his ideals of heroism to Shirou.
- Alternate Self: He's an alternate version of Kiritsugu Emiya, Illya's father in her universe. More specifically, he acts as Miyu's and Shirou's stepfather until his death.
- Dead Alternate Counterpart: To Illya and Kuro's biological father, a fact that does not go unnoticed.
- Death by Origin Story: He died when Shirou and Miyu were young.
- Famed in Story: If Kotomine's to be believed, he was apparently notorious enough to be known as the "Magus Killer" in Miyu's universe, much like his Fate/Zero counterpart.
- Incurable Cough of Death: Like in Fate/stay night, this version of Kiritsugu died slowly over the years from sickness. What kills him is never explained, since it couldn't have been the curse he received in the F/SN timeline.
- In Spite of a Nail: Even though he didn't fight in the fourth Holy Grail War and get cursed by the corrupted grail that doesen't even seem to exist in this universe, he still dies from a mysterious disease several years before the fifth Holy Grail War.
The Ainsworth Family
- 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: They are the ones who abused Miyu in the past and want to sacrifice her for the sake of the greater good. Their actions are also indirectly lead to the appearance of class cards in Illya's universe.
- Heart Is an Awesome Power: Flash Air was seen as a weak magecraft, but the Ainsworths figured out how to use it to overwrite the laws of the world and create their universe's version of the Holy Grail War.
- 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 or creating mini-portals 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.
Voiced by: Ryoko Shiraishi (Japanese)
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.
After being defeated by Chloe and Miyu's brother, she's taken a refuge in said brother's house, much to the other female characters' dismay.
- Attack Reflector: Can warp enemy projectiles through space to send them back at the original owners. Which makes her perfect for Illya's snowball fight.
- Boobs of Steel: Has the largest bust of any female shown in the manga (for reference, it's B98◊) and is able to channel Gilgamesh's power, even fighting the latter to a standstill for the majority of their duel.
- Co-Dragons: The no-nonsense enforcer who keeps the reckless and violent Beatrice focused on their mission.
- Combat Pragmatist: She will change methods if something doesn't work, such as during the fight with Gilgamesh when she realized she couldn't defeat him by spamming Gate of Babylon, and so resorted to also using Flash Air in combination. In a flashback, she fought Shirou in the Unlimited Blade Works, but unlike Fate/stay night's Gilgamesh, who didn't realize the danger until it was too late, she immediately resorted to Ea once she realized she couldn't win normally.
- The Comically Serious: After her HeelFace Turn.
- Cool Big Sis: She acts as one to Erika, making and fixing her stuffed animals. This may now include Julian as well, but remains completely speculative due to insufficient information. She even becomes one to Illya after her HeelFace Turn.
- 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.
- Emotionless Girl: Strictly speaking: over 90% emotionless, as a result of being turned into a doll by the Ainsworths. She learned to fake many of her emotional responses, but no longer sees the point in doing so. Partially averted, if the tears shed when expressing her desire for Illya to save her brother as part of 'both Miyu and the world', are in fact genuine.
- Foil: With chapter 44 revelations, to the Shirou from Miyu's world of all people. Older siblings? Check. Uses an Archer card? Check. Somewhat different to normal people -specifically, a stunted emotional response - due to events in their past? Check. Doing everything in their power to make their sibling happy, even if it means going against the world? Check.
- 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.
- HeelFace Turn: Not of her own choice. But after her defeat and Gilgamesh taking his card back, the Ainsworths abandoned her. She followed the protagonists' group as she had nowhere else to go.
- Head-Turning Beauty: After her HeelFace Turn, Rin and Luvia buy her some more fashionable clothes. The change of clothes makes her so beautiful that the girls call her a "virgin killer". Later on, when everyone is discussing the Ainsworths plans, Miyu's brother is clearly checking her out.
- 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.
- Angelica used Ea in the flashback arc against Shirou when she realized that 1) She is in a disadvantage fighting in UBW and 2) Shirou's just stalling for time. She even used two giant blades to distract him while she prepares the weapon, so by the time he regained his composure, he couldn't do anything to stop her.
- In the Back: Shirou and Chloe defeat her this way. With Shirou's body too worn out from his imprisonment for him to use Unlimited Blade Works, he and Chloe distract her with a joint Kakuyoku Sanren, giving Chloe the opportunity to teleport behind Angelica and run her through. Though it doesn't quite bring her down, it surprises her long enough for Shirou to land the finishing blow and knock the Gilgamesh card out of her.
- Leitmotif: ANGELICA.
- Mundane Utility: Her Flash Air ability can be used rather effectively on snowball fights as Kuro and Tanaka find out the hard way.
- Modesty Bedsheet: Subverted. Angelica has no qualms about getting up and standing in her full, glorious nudity to talk to little Erika, who's about Illya's age.
- Ms. Fanservice: She's very pretty, and busty, too. Her Gilgamesh install leaves her with a pair of bras (that are clearly too small for her). After being defeated, the mangaka has way too much fun with her, what with showing her bathing and dressing her in provocative dresses that emphasized her bust. There is a reason that Illya and co. don't want her under the same roof as Miyu's brother.
- Sleeps in the Nude: She tends to sleep naked, and by her own words always does so. Even when she is living at the Emiya residence, her night wear is merely a slightly larger shirt.
- Space Master: She can use the Ainsworth's magecraft to deadly efficiency as shown in her fights against Gilgamesh and Shirou and Chloe. As she was originally Julian's older sister, being skilled in the Ainsworth family magecraft is rather obvious, in hindsight.
- Statuesque Stunner: Taller than even Bazett and beautiful enough in a "Male Virgin Killer" style to cause Illya, Miyu and Chloe to blush; flip Illya's 'Turn On-switch' and to have Miyu's brother checking her out.
- 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.
- Used to Be More Social: Justified. The Oath Under Snow Materials describe her original personality as intelligent and gentle. However, after dying and becoming a doll, she lost a majority of her emotions and had to fake them from others. But she gave up the farce, believing it wasn't worth the effort of being a fake, and overall led her to being rather serious, strict and unapproachable.
- Weapon of Choice: She adamantly refuses to use any Class Card other than Gilgamesh. To her credit, Gilgamesh's Gate of Babylon and her Displacement Magecraft are a busted combination... but this also means she fully intended to go to Illya's world without a Class Card. Unfortunately she was lucky enough to reclaim it right after crossing over.
Voiced by: Rie Kugimiya (Japanese)
One of the Ainsworth's dolls. She is the user of a Berserker Card corresponding to Thor and is the previous wielder of the Heracles Card.
- Aborted Declaration of Love: She tried to confess to Julian again, but stopped when she began to doubt if her love for him was real since it was meant to have been erased when she became a Doll.
- Amnesiac Lover: Becoming a Doll made her lose two things: her memories of her family and name, and her love for Julian. But after spending five years serving him, she falls in love with Julian all over again.
- Ax-Crazy: Beatrice has a very sadistic streak when fighting against Illya, and has no remorse in pummeling her even after Illya lost the fight.
- Bolt of Divine Retribution: The Thor Card can make these.
- Boobs-and-Butt Pose: While she never does it in the Manga or the Anime (most likely because of her frilly/heavy skirts), supplementary material would have her do this◊ (Warning: NSFW). Also a good example of Male Gaze; a very good example.
- Brought Down to Badass: Any Divine Spirit would ordinarily be far too powerful to summon into a Holy Grail War, so whatever version of Thor the Ainsworths contained in the Class Card must have suffered a significant De-Power. The power that remains is still enough to grant Beatrice tremendous Super Strength, No-Sell Caster!Illya's magic, and when Julian orders/allows her to cut loose she calls down a dozen massive pillars of electricity from the heavens, each strong enough to rip through Rho Aius like tissue paper and leave a streaking crater in their wake.
- Later happens to Beatrice herself after Thor's Divine Core is destroyed: while she retains Magni's card, she can no longer wield Mjölnir.
- The Brute: Super Strength? Check. Not too bright? Check. Likes to hurt people? Double check.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: A powerful doll wielding the power of the Berserker card who also happens to be an idol Otaku. Turns out the idol is her master, but still an otaku.
- Catch Phrase: "Scatter into elemental dust!" Typically used as a Pre-Mortem One-Liner, whether it be before atomizing someone with Mjölnir, getting ready to release a Bolt of Divine Retribution, or tearing the head off a teddy bear.
- Co-Dragons: The wild, vulgar, and violent muscle to compliment the composed, calculating, and ruthlessly focused Angelica.
- Combat Sadomasochist: OH so very much.
- Curbstomp Battle: As part of establishing the Ainsworth dolls' dominance over the protagonists, she mops the floor with her Berserker card against Caster!Illya.
- Discard and Draw: Beatrice originally used the Heracles Card in the Fifth Holy Grail War. When Shirou defeated her, Heracles' God Hand Noble Phantasm saved her life, but the card was still ejected as a result, allowing Shirou to claim it. Beatrice would later be given the Thor/Magni card for the Sixth War.
- 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.
- Fighting Down Memory Lane: Using Mjölnir Ragnarök resulted in her memories being used as lightning to attack the surrounding area, which allowed Illya and Bazett to see her past and how she came to know Julian and become a Doll.
- Hidden Depths: Unknowingly expresses to Illya (a stuffed animal at the time) that she feels neglected and alone in the Ainsworth house, and stuffed animals are her only real friends. Even Illya can't help but feel sorry for her. Downplayed, since this certainly isn't an explanation or excuse for how insane or sadistic she is, and is immediately followed by the reveal of another, far more ridiculous aspect of her character.
- Her character initially comes off as loudly obnoxious, but it's later revealed she used to be a quieter girl who was picked on for her red hair. She became this way after Julian saved her from bullies during elementary school to stand up for herself. Beatrice Flowerchild isn't even her real name, but something she chose to stand out.
- Identity Amnesia: Being turned into a Doll made her forget her love for Julian, her family and her real name, with Julian giving her the name Beatrice Flowerchild as that was what she told him to call her in the past. She was left with only vague memories of her past life, and using Mjölnir makes her lose more, with the usage of Mjölnir Ragnarök making her forget everything else of her past life.
- Interrupted Declaration of Love: Tried to give one to Julian. Then she died by debris from the ending of the Fourth War.
- Line-of-Sight Name: A minor and not direct version of the trope. It is revealed in a flashback that Beatrice Flowerchild isn't her real name, having changed it because it was one of the things she was bullied for. When called by her supposed real name by Julian, the dialogue is censored. Next to the panel is a shot of some flowers, before the next page has Beatrice telling Julian to not call her that and decides to call herself Beatrice; Beatrice Flowerchild.
- Rescue Romance: She constantly states this is why she follows Julian, because he rescued Beatrice from debris by resurrecting her as a Doll. However, she reveals this was a lie as when she was made a Doll, she had lost her past love for Julian and she fears the new love she developed for him is fake because of this, believing herself to be a disposable pawn and an empty Doll. Illya convincing her otherwise is how she ends their final fight.
- Psychopathic Manchild: Despite being apparently teenaged, she dresses in Elegant Gothic Lolita fashion, complete with parasol, and goes out of her way to act cutesy on several occasions. Her main hobby (aside from lusting over Julian) is collecting stuffed animals (some, if not all, of which are stolen from Erika, a girl half her age) that she calls her "friends," despite commonly ripping their heads off. She also holds some childlike vulnerabilities related to the loneliness she feels in Ainsworth household.
- Sadist: She openly enjoys hurting her opponents.
- Sarashi: She wears a small one in her Card Install, which side material reveals is actually the belt Megingjörð. Surprisingly it doesn't have the ability to double the wearer's strength like told in legend in-and-out of universe, just that Beatrice believes it does; it's just an old belt.
- Scary Teeth: She's got evil fangs in place of regular teeth, which helps to show just how unhinged she is.
- What's odd is that her flashback reveals that her teeth were always like this, even when she was a timid, bullied girl.
- Sex Is Violence: Aside from her Blood Knight tendencies, she enjoys herself a little TOO much when Julian allows her to release Mjölnir's full power.
- Slasher Smile: A very noticable one in nearly all of her fight scenes.
- Tsundere: Parodied when she drools over "Julian" (which Illya found out later, is her master).Beatrice: "N... Not that I really... missed you or anything!... Ohhhhhh! Julian-sama's tough guy act is so moeeeeee!"Illya: "What the hell is she doing?"
- The Reveal: The identity of her Berserker card. It's not Thor, but Magni, one of his sons that inherited Thor's Divine Core along with Mjölnir - which also means Beatrice has two Divine Cores. The heroes don't realize this until Thor's core destroys itself taking what would've been a lethal hit for Beatrice, but this still causes Mjölnir to self-destruct, allowing Illya to defeat and save her.
- The Unfought: She was the owner of the Berserker Card in the Fifth Holy Grail War, but her fight is never shown on-screen. The material books confirm that Miyu's brother beat her by fighting her at long range, ultimately sniping her. Thankfully (or not), this means Illya gets a proper fight with her.
- Unknown Rival: She absolutely hates the Archer Card's wielder. Subverted in that its current holder, Chloe, is someone else entirely. As for why she hates the original wielder so much, see the previous entry.
- Wham Line: See the Second Berserker's entry.
- You Are Better Than You Think You Are: Illya saves Beatrice by reminding her that, despite being a doll with scant memories of her past life (which Mjölnir's self-destruction finished off), she still fell in love with Julian all over again.
Darius Ainsworth / Julian Ainsworth
Voiced by: Natsuki Hanae (Japanese)
The head of the Ainsworths and the "true enemy" according to Gil. The creator of the Class Cards, he seeks to use Miyu to complete his "legend" and save his Earth from a Angel Notes-esque apocalypse. At the start of 3rei, he masquerades as his father Darius, as the latter is already dead before the start of the story. He does not fight with an Installed Class Card, instead using nameless Noble Phantasms from failed Class Cards in combination with his practiced Displacement Magecraft, the art of swapping one thing with another.
The truth is a bit more complicated however: he is technically both Julian and Darius, the latter using a form of Demonic Possession to overwrite the current head of the Ainsworth family, keeping himself alive for a thousand years. Darius and Julian don't get along very well, though...
- An Ice Person: Is able to erect a massive ice dome to prevent Chloe and Bazett from interrupting his conversation with Illya. That is, until Tanaka shatters it with a powerful blast of heat.
- 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.
- It's actually more complicated than that. According to Angelica, it's Darius who is really in charge. Julian is essentially just another pawn.
- Card-Carrying Villain: Presents himself to Illya as the Demon King who needs to be taken down, from her perspective.
- Composite Character: He serves as the parallel universe equivalent to Issei Ryoudou, taking his place as Shirou's best friend and student council president. He also shares traits with Shinji, acting as an enemy to Shirou and even having a little sister. Not that he considers her such or are related by blood.
- Darius is essentially a mixture of Jubstacheit von Einzbern (Illya's "grandfather", also known as "Old Man Acht", who briefly appeared at the beginning of Fate/Zero and is centuries old due his obsession with attaining the Third Magic), Zouken Matou (being obscenely old and has an obsession) and Roa (due to using reincarnation to possess people and evade death, though using his own descendants).
- Control Freak: Darius is obsessed with theatrics, treating everyone beneath him like actors on a stage in his grand "legend" to save his world, whether they're his allies or not. He gets mad when something behaves outside of the "role" he projected.
- Create Your Own Hero: Twice over, the second instance more literal than most. He created an 8th Class Card that was supposed to be junk just to spite Miyuverse Shirou. Not only does Shirou end up epically derailing his plans using the card, said card would also go on to become the heart of Chloe von Einzbern.
- 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.
- Turns out Darius is the progenitor of the entire family (it's Zachary Ainsworth who was Julian's father), using his descendants as vessels to continue living - it's not so much an act as it is Darius suppressing the personality of his vessel.
- Death Glare: After his true personality is brought out into the open, Julian is a master of this trope. Nearly every panel has him leering at people with a look of pure hatred.
- Does This Remind You of Anything?: When Darius first takes over his body he is straddling Julian from behind while Julian is writhing in agony and clawing at the dirt begging him to stop.
- Evil Counterpart: Julian is this to Shirou. Both were students who attended the same school, and both practiced seemingly-weak magecrafts (Displacement for Julian, Projection for Shirou), but Julian's ideals and goals are opposite to Shirou's. Darius is also this to Archer, both having developed their magecrafts to levels that would make high-tier Servants blush, but Archer would give everything to protect the world while Darius wants to erase it.
- Expy: Julian looks and acts like Issei during Shirou's flashback. When they become enemies, he drops Issei's noble qualities and straight up becomes unpleasant.
- Face Framed in Shadow: Used to great effect during his appearances just to show how sinister his character is.
- False Friend: To Shirou. Even if they were really friends, that ended the moment he took Miyu and left him for dead.
- 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. At least, that's before we see their backstories and that Erika was always like that. Darius actually is as tempermental as he appears and doesn't care about Erika at all beyond her role in his scheme, but Julian is not; he tries to put up this front to make it easier for him to end Erika's misery, but in reality he cares for her more than anyone else.
- Final Boss Preview: Shows up to pick up Erika and show Team Illya exactly what kind of power they're trying to challenge.
- Hate Sink: For Julius, at least, this seems to be averted; he Used to Be a Sweet Kid before an accident involving Erika and later Darius' possession considerably soured his mood. Darius himself on the other hand is much more openly despicable, frequently indulging in Kick the Dog moments and having an endgoal of erasing the world to replace it with another.
- Heart Is an Awesome Power: Darius practices Displacement Magecraft, which is the art of swapping one thing with another thing of similar shape and size. Like Shirou's Projection, this magecraft was often seen as weak and worthless... until Darius mastered it and became capable of absurdities like replacing a mountain with a castle. While his family does some amazing things with Displacement, once Darius takes to the field himself, there is no comparison; he can displace parts of himself to become faux-intangibile, invert the surface area of incoming attacks to make them block themselves, and even displace light and sound to throw his appearance and voice wherever he wants. Like Archer mastered Projection to become an incredibly powerful Servant, Darius' master of Displacement has turned him into a truly terrifying magus.
- Hero Killer: As the Rule Master of the Ainsworth Holy Grail War, Darius and Julian have the ability to destroy Class Cards - and they demonstrate it with the Caster Card to avoid any more Rule Breaker stabs. Once Darius is confronted by the heroines for the final time, he goes on a Class Card killing spree, using his Dispacement Magecraft to retrieve and destroy installed cards from inside their bodies until only the Archer Card is left.
- 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.
- Hidden Heart of Gold: Beneath all his ceaseless anger and apparent desire to kill Erika, while Julian doesn't think she can be happy in this world, he secretly hates having to enact a Mercy Kill on her. His only real wish is to see Erika smile.
- I Have Your Wife: After Miyu starts resisting Darius' rituals, he starts threatening to hurt her brother to ensure further cooperation.
- 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.
- Knight of Cerebus: The story takes a massive turn once his identity is revealed.
- Large Ham: He breaks into a bombastic speech when asserting Illya's motives. Later goes on to lecture Shirou about what a faker and thief he is and for "messing" up the world and his plans.
- No-Nonsense Nemesis: Darius is too much of a ham to be this, but Julian definitely is not. When Darius is incapacitated by Illya's Rule Breaker, Julian's first act upon being revealed is to throw everything at the heroes, from his Class Card-wielding minions to the blackened Servant armies of Pandora's Box. Were it not for Tanaka's intervention, Julian would've won right then and there.
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: He created a 'junk Archer card'.note Which Shirou used to summon EMIYA and completely derail his plans by first winning the Holy Grail War and thus being able to send Miyu to another universe, ruining Julian's chance to use her. And as a result of his wish, when Miyu is captured and brought back, Julian ends up having to contend with her friends and allies who are determined to rescue her and ruin his plans, one of which was born from that 'junk Archer card' (Chloe). Shirou himself notes that creating the card and letting it get into Shirou's hands was a massive blunder on Julian's part, which Julian later acknowledges with the creation of Doll Sakura to deal with the card should it ever resurface.
- Nightmare Face: Occasionally flares creepy expressions when interacting with Illya. Also has when he beats up Erika. Again when he berates Shirou for his constant interferences.
- Perpetual Frowner: After the reveal, Julian almost always has a frown on his face. The only time he breaks it is when someone manages to get under his skin. That someone is usually Shirou.
- Rainbow Speak: When Darius and Julian are revealed as separate existences, when both are on panel and it's not clear who is speaking, Julius gets white speech bubbles while Darius gets black.
- Sadist: In his Darius disguise, Julian is shown in several panels with a sick twisted smile as he's torturing poor Miyu. Later as he corners all the heroes and urges Miyu to go back to being just his "puppet", he's smiling sadistically.
- Restart the World: Darius seeks to open Pandora's Box under the belief that it contains a whole other world "brimming with potential, untouched by human history", seeking to overwrite his current dying one with it - and damn those who still live. Fun fact! Julian is less optimistic, believing the Box contains a dead world that spills out its ruined potential as corruptive mud, and was hoping to destroy the Pithos after it was opened and Pandora gained mortality.
- Sharing a Body: The true nature of the relationship between Julian and Darius, the latter possessing the former as he is the last living Ainsworth. This makes their relationship with Pandora especially complicated, as Julian wants to keep Pandora away from Darius, but being both people at once makes this... difficult. This is a large part of why Julian wants to Mercy Kill her.
- Space Master: As part of the displacement magic he practices.
- Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Julian unsurprisingly hates working with the man who is trying to literally take over his life. The only time they're shown to agree on anything is their shared enmity for Illya. Julian doesn't even care about opening Pandora's Box beyond letting him give Pandora her Mercy Kill, but opening the box is Darius' entire endgame, so he's forced to help with the scheme anyway and hates every second of it. They don't even have a consensus on what the box might contain.
- Tsundere: He's got a dirty mouth and he's prone to insulting others. He shared a complicated relation with Shirou, who he constantly berated at the cost of being the target of Shirou's snarkier side, but hinted that he valued their friendship. He also treated Beatrice the same, but it's much clearer that he cared about her as we're shown in her memories of dying in front of him.
- Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Julian used to have a heart of gold and was as idealistic as Illya. Becoming embroiled in Darius' schemes and eventually becoming his unwilling Soul Jar caused him to bury that heart of gold deep, and his optimism is all but gone.
- 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...
- Would Hurt a Child: Aside from fighting a trying to kill on multiple occasions Illya and her friends, trying to sacrifice Miyu and the abuse he gives to Erika, it is revealed that his wish is actually to kill Erika... but it's more of a Mercy Kill context. Darius is the one who wants to keep Erika alive, but his reasons for doing so are dubious in spite of their apparent nobility.
Erika Ainsworth / Pandora
Voiced by: Sumire Morohoshi (Japanese)
Darius' daughter. A Cheerful Child and a bit of a goofball, her tone sharply contrasts the rest of the Ainzworth family. Her Class Card is Pandora corresponding to an as-of-yet unknown class.
Or that's the story she and Darius tell everyone, at least. In reality there is no Class Card involved and Erika is one alias among many; she actually is Pandora, the Original Woman who holds the box containing all of humanity's disasters and evils- though whether it's truly disastrous in this story remains to be seen. Opening this box is Darius' ultimate plan.
Heavy Spoilers below.
- Animal Motifs: Bats.
- Apocalypse Maiden: She is one due to Darius' plan and her original purpose from the gods to open Pandora's Box.
- Army of the Ages: She can use Pandora's Box to summon blackened versions of all the Heroic Spirits who sought the Holy Grail and failed to claim it.
- Beneath the Mask: She originally seems to be a cheerful, if a bit creepy, spoiled child who just wants to explore and have friends. But in reality she is a nihilistic, emotionless Death Seeker who is solely focused on completing her task, dooming the world that hates her and finally dying.
- Break the Cutie: Getting rejected by her only friend ever and then being drenched in the mud from Pandora's Box seems to have completely broken her. Somewhat subverted: the mud was hers and the Erika that emerged from it was seemingly her true form. She really was just that mad at Miyu, as her rejection opened up old wounds.
- Broken Bird: As an immortal, she was rejected and called a monster whenever people found out this seemingly impossible ability, with many actually attempting to kill her. After enduring thousands of years of this, it broke her spirit so completely that it also broke her function as a Key and thus she can't open the Pithos even though Humanity is on the brink of destruction. Now she believes that any attempt of friendship with her is futile and that she just wants to open the Pithos, not to complete her function per say, but just so she can die.
- Cheerful Child: She's quite the happy child but ....
- Creepy Child: ... She doesn't bit an eye at the idea of erasing someone's memories, or sealing their mind into a stuffed animal.
- Death Seeker: When she meets Illya again after being bathed in the mud of the "cube", Erika tells her that her wish is to die and asks Illya if she will kill her. This is because she can't die since her death is in Pandora's Box.
- Distaff Counterpart: Royally screwed in the head? Check. Hated by an irrationally high number of people? Check. Fake name? Check. Corrupts Heroic Spirits? Check, please! Erika is pretty much Angra Mainyu from the original Fate/stay night. It's even reflected in their titles, having very little change in English or Japanese: where Angra Mainyu is called "The Evil of All the World", Pandora is referred to as "The Gift of All the World".
- Driven to Suicide: Millennia of being hated by those she just wished to be friends with has driven her to wishing for death. Though since she's immortal, she can't actually die and she's was forced to deal with more and more rejection instead, with the final nail in the coffin being when Miyu, who she considered her first friend, declared that they weren't friends either.
- Dull Eyes of Unhappiness: After her Overnight Age-Up, her eyes lose all of the shine they previously had.
- Expy: Of Creepy Child Illya from the original Fate/stay night. Complete with turning the object of her affection literally into a doll. Her Mud Doll form is similar to Dark Sakura in that she is corrupted into an evil version of herself by a cursed artefact and can summon blackened Heroic Spirits.
- Eyes Never Lie: Despite having a completely justified reason and function for wanting to die, Miyu is able to point out that Pandora is actually lying to even herself by how sad a face she makes when saying that, as well as her own remembrance of her Brother's wish to give Miyu happiness despite him losing everything. This leads Miyu to believe that Pandora is secretly hiding her "true" wish.
- For Want of a Nail: This character, her backstory, and the current decaying state of her world can be summed up with one spoilerific question: What if Pandora was a good little girl and didn't curiously peak inside her box like in the myth?
- Girls Love Stuffed Animals: Well it makes sense considering she's 7.
- Hope Spot: She reveals that she hoped Miyu would be her very first friend, and that she was happy when they talked. But it got crushed when Miyu was freed and refused Erika's friendship, leading to a rekindling of her Death Seeker desires.
- I Have Many Names: She has accumulated countless names over the millennianote as she constantly shifted identities waiting for the end of Humanity and seeking for someone to open Pandora's Box.
- I Just Want to Have Friends: Pandora is just so desperate for companionship and to have friends like everyone else in the world. However, everyone that ever got close ends up rejecting her due to being unable to accept that she is immortal. In her entire six thousand years of existence, she considered Miyu to be her first ever friend. Then Miyu got free and rejected her too, which crushed whatever hopes she had and returned her to her Death Seeker persona
- Monster Progenitor: For lack of a proper Holy Grail, the mud from her giant black cube (Pandora's Box) is the new source of Blackened Servants in this continuity. These Servants are summoned in the mud, and Darius takes advantage of their suppressed wills to easily bind them into Class Cards.
- Obliviously Evil: She truly doesn't seem to understand why Team Illya is trying to rescue Miyu, or why Miyu was horrified when Erika turned Illya into a soulless 'doll' - she was genuinely just trying to make Miyu happy by bringing her friend to her. Illya and Miyu both describe her as "warped".
- Older Alter Ego: After being submerged in the black mud of Julian's "cube", she comes out physically older-looking as a teenager. This is potentially her true form.
- Original Woman: She is the original woman made by the gods thousands of years ago.
- Outside-Context Problem: Rin and Illya are almost spot on in their theory of Erika's purpose in Darius' plan and why Julian goes so far for her sake, but they lack one piece of critical information: they don't suspect that Erika is Pandora rather than an Ainsworth using her Class Card. She is the genuine article having lived an immortal life for 6,000 years; she and her box are problems that can't be solved by defeating an Ainsworth, Class Card or Heroic Spirit, because she is neither.
- Purpose-Driven Immortality: As Pandora, she was made by the gods to open Pandora's Box and release all the potential of World against whatever would cause the destruction of Humanity. This version of her spent so long being rejected and attacked by Humans for her Immortality that it broke her spirit and thus her function as a Key, so she couldn't open the Pithos. As a result she is unable to die as her purpose was unfulfilled, with her 'Death' still contained within the Pithos, hence why Julian didn't simply kill her himself. She can only die if she opens the Pithos, yet she is unable to do it on her own.
- Really 700 Years Old: She has lived for six thousand years, constantly changing identities and unable to die until Pandora's Box is opened. She will live as long as her legend continues, which is eternal as it is still going on.
- Shown Their Work: Pandora's Box is correctly referred to as a "Pithos" instead of a box, as the detail of it being a box wasn't invented until much later, something Rin points out. People understandably still call it a box since that's what it appears to be, but the box is more like an outer shell; the true pithos is the formless black void contained within the box.
- Stockholm Syndrome: It's not clear what kind of relationship Pandora and Darius really have, but he seems more interested in creating his legend than in caring for her. Despite this Pandora has stuck with him for his thousand-year existence, likely because he was the only constant in her life other than the box.
- The Watcher: Her role is to watch Humanity until the time of their destruction, then open the Box on the fateful day to save the world.
- Time Abyss: As the Original Woman made by the gods, she's 6,000 years old and still looks like a pre-teen.
- Walking Spoiler: Can't say much without revealing she's Pandora.
The Holy Grail War Dolls
Seven dolls that served as masters in the Ainsworth's Fifth Holy Grail War, six of whom were defeated and killed by Miyu's brother. Each doll has a Class Card, all of which are identical to the ones that ended up in Illya's world.
In order of Assassin, Caster, Rider, Berserker, Lancer, Saber, and Archer, their identities are Shinji Matou, Atrum Galliasta, Kariya Matou, Beatrice Flowerchild, Kayneth El-Melloi Archibald, Zachary Ainsworth, and Angelica Ainsworth.
- Artificial Human: They look human, but upon dying, they revert back to their doll form.
- Body Horror: You only see it briefly, but the Kariya doll still has the scarred face from the crest worms like his counterpart.
- Eye Scream: Saber loses an eye after he takes a point-blank Broken Phantasm.
- Handicapped Badass: Saber, the final doll that Miyu's brother faces and the strongest of the initial six. He loses an arm in his fight against the latter, but it doesn't impede him at all. He only loses the fight because he tries to fire Excalibur with only one hand, allowing Miyu's brother to evade the blast and hit him with a Broken Phantasm.
- Mythology Gag: Their true form look like automata enemies from Fate/Grand Order.
- The Unseen: Initially, of the first six, only Assassin and Saber are given proper introductions, being Shinji Matou and Zachary Ainsworth respectively. Lancer who resembles Kayneth from Fate/Zero gets a face view while Caster and Rider are seen from a distance, but Berserker is completely absent and is only confirmed to be part of the death toll. The movie shows the fights between Caster, Rider, and Lancer, while Beatrice confirms in a later chapter that she was Berserker.
- Unskilled, but Strong: Miyu's brother refers to them as "deranged", but they're still dangerous enough to nearly kill him in all of their fights.
The Matou Family
Voiced by: Noriko Shitaya (Japanese)
One of Julian's "allies" who is initially presented as being dangerously obsessed with Miyu's brother. As revealed in the flashback arc, she was one of Shirou Emiya's few friends and his main love interest. She was killed by Shinji after betraying Julian to help Shirou, and presumably, was revived as an Ainsworth doll.
She uses the power of the Berserker Card, Lancelot.
- Anguished Declaration of Love: Gives one to Shirou, offering to abandon everything with him if he decides to run away from the Holy Grail War.Sakura: There's one thing, if it's possible, if it can be granted... Please run away instead. Whether it's magic or Miyu, forget all of that and run away from this town. Senpai, if senpai would do that... I would give up everything together with you...!
- Ax-Crazy: Miyu calls her "broken" as soon as she hears her long Yandere rant. It's the apparent result of having a Berserker's Mad Enhancement perpetually active for two months.
- The Berserker: After killing her, Julian turns her into one via the Lancelot Berserker card. As shown in her first appearance, she can and will target anyone nearby without any restraint, including Julian, though he is able to get around this by posing as Shirou in front of her.
- Boobs of Steel: Miyu's version of Sakura shows a lot more skin and cleavage with her card install, allowing us to see much more of her endowed chest. Said install is the Lancelot Berserker card, with which, and a few other abilities and details, Sakura becomes one of the most dangerous opponents for Illya's group to face.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Julian is able to put her under his control by impersonating Shirou and talking about mundane activities like her club.
- Broken Smile: Sports one when she presents the Gilgamesh Card to Shirou, stating the peaceful days were at an end.
- Combat Tentacles: When sufficiently incensed, she will summon ribbons that behave this way, capable of rapidly draining the mana of anything they touch.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Downplayed in comparison to her FSN couterpart; Miyuverse Sakura's training under the Matous was cut short by the death of her family in fourth Holy Grail War and she retains a much stronger personality as a result. She clearly was still violated in her childhood, but she's had more time to get over it.Shirou: As a kid... I just can't see it. What you were like back then... Sakura?
Sakura: I don't... enjoy remembering the past.
- Declaration of Protection: Gives one to Shirou shortly before trying to Install the Archer Card.Sakura: You didn't choose me, but I love you. So, I'll protect you.
- Elopement: Sakura wanted to do this with Shirou, to run away from the Holy Grail War with him and go live in peace. But he refuses to leave Miyu alone and then, her brother attacks her.
- Fate Worse than Death: Poor Sakura is killed by her asshole brother Shinji and is later forced by Julian to attack her former lover by pretending to be him using his appearance. It doesn't help when the Class Card she's forced to use drives her insane.
- Hero Killer: Grievously injures Shirou upon introduction, leading the latter to warn Miyu she's no match for Sakura.
- Insanity Immunity: Because her mind is already very, very gone, the corruptive mud of Pandora's Box does nothing to her. Julian usually summons her from it for a surprise attack.
- Last of Her Kind: She was the last remaining member of Matou bloodline at the start of the fifth Holy Grail War
- Mana Drain: As per Matou family tradition, this is one of Sakura's abilities.
- Meta Twist: We already know that in the present Sakura is being controlled by Julian, so Shirou's story will tell us how she was kidnapped and brainwashed just like Rin and Luvia were earlier, leaving the door open to save her later with The Power of Friendship, right? Nope; Sakura dies and we soon find out that "Ainsworth dolls" are not simple Meat Puppets, but literal marionettes that the Ainsworths stuff people's soul into to take on their appearance and use their abilities as a means to their ends. The best thing Sakura has to look forward to is a few fleeting moments of dying as herself.
- No-Sell: True to her Card, she can steal and master any of her enemies' Noble Phantasms, making her the perfect counter against Gilgamesh, Shirou and Chloe.
- One-Winged Angel: As if the Lancelot Install wasn't bad enough, she takes a page out of the original Dark Sakura's book as a pseudo-Class Succession, donning a dress of ribbons made out of the Hollow Element that double as Combat Tentacles.
- Reforged into a Minion: Julian's resurrecting her as a doll was with this purpose in mind.
- Sacrificial Lion: She's killed trying to protect Shirou from Shinji, leading to the former summoning his Class Card. It also explains why he's so surprised to see her in her current state.
- Super Reflexes: Part and parcel for Berserkers, especially Lancelot in particular to better use his stolen weapons, and enhanced by the fact that Sakura's doll body can bend in speeds and directions that a normal person can't.
- Stripperiffic: Wears Lancelot's suit of armour except for the chestpiece, baring her midriff, cleavage and backside.
- Tragic Monster: She's Shirou's love interest, killed and turned into his enemy by his former friend.
- Woman of Kryptonite: The combination of Lancelot Install's Mega Manning and Super Reflexes, and Sakura's own Mana Drain, makes her a perfect counter to the Archer Class Card. Chloe is not pleased to learn this and spends her entire fight with her getting Worfed, nearly getting killed by a stolen Rule Breaker copy before Miyu stops Sakura with a lucky Gae Bolg stab.
- Yandere: Goes on a long rant about how the alternate world's Shirou is hers and hers only; that she would be the only one to love him... and kill him.
Voiced by: Hiroshi Kamiya
Sakura's Brother and a competitor in the Holy Grail War, he arrives and attacks both Sakura and Shirou at his home.
He uses the power of the Assassin Card. While the Hassan he channels is nominally similar to Hassan of the Cursed Arm, it possesses different abilities from him.
- Actually a Doombot: Shinji's Body Horror transformation can be thrown away and used as a distraction. Too bad for him that Shirou is keen enough to perceive it.
- Adaptational Badass: In the original Fate/stay night, Shinji was a Non-Action Guy who preferred to rely on more powerful allies to do his work. Here? He manages to challenge Shirou head-on using the Assassin card. It probably helps that he was turned into a doll by the Ainsworths beforehand.
- Artificial Human: He's actually a doll implanted with a Shinji Matou's personality. The real Shinji died five years before the story began.
- Ax-Crazy: Shinji's pretty far gone by the time we first see him, in a similar state to how Sakura was when she appeared in the story.
- Better Than Sex: When Shirou asks him what it felt like killing Sakura, Shinji says it was "better than ejaculating hundred times". Prisma☆Phantasm turns it into a Running Gag where he compares all of the feelings he got from doing various chores with ejaculation.
- Big Brother Bully: His dialogue with Shirou while beating the snot out of him regarding Sakura implies such.
- Body Horror: His Assassin Install has the blades sown on his feet.
- Combat Tentacles: How his arms take form, a bunch of tentacles with spikes on the end.
- Dying as Yourself: He regains his memories after suffering a fatal wound, realizing that he and his grandfather had been killed five years ago.
- Expy: Not him, but his Assassin Card. It take elements from True Assassin, but it seems to be a different Hassan entirely.
- Face Death with Dignity: Regains his composure and calmly asks for Emiya to kill him after regaining his memories.
- Foreshadowing: In chapter 37, Sakura tells Shirou that her brother has been dead for a long time. Turns out she meant it in a more literal sense.
- Lovecraftian Superpower: His power has him gain tentacles for arms and when he goes berserk they swell and cover him entirely as a form of Hulking Out.
- See You in Hell: Tells Emiya he'll wait for him in Hell somewhat sympathetically after he regains his memories.
- Shut Up, Hannibal!: Shirou beats the crap out of Shinji when he starts ranting about how "pathetic" Sakura was.
- Smug Snake: Is extremely smug and conceit while wailing on the defenseless Shirou and Sakura, but when Shirou actually fights back after installing the Archer card, he freaks out.
- Starter Villain: For Alternate Shirou's one man war against the Ainsworths.
- Tomato in the Mirror: He's a doll with the personality of the real, dead Shinji. The realization that he had been killed and then made to serve the person who did it leads to him to asking to be killed again.
- Torso with a View: The version of Zabaniya he acquires, Dead Heartbeat Melody, has him punching a clover-shaped hole into the target's chest by holding his hand at it.
- Villainous Breakdown: Shinji starts losing it after Shirou puts him on the receiving end of the Curbstomp Battle. The final nail in the coffin being his pity. He calms down once his memories return.