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Fate/Harem Antics is a Fate/stay night fanfiction by kamenhero25. Can be found here on Archive of Our Own and here on Questionable Questing. The omake chapters can be found on Archive of Our Own here. Fate/Further Unofficial Harem Antics is a spinoff by OverMaster that is a compilation of omakes they made.

Irisviel von Einzbern may have been stuck in the Greater Grail, but at least she had her wonderful adoptive son Shirou to watch over. And with the Fifth Holy Grail War fast approaching, maybe it was time to give him a little poke to finally start giving her some grandchildren. He just needed a girlfriend. Or two. Or three. And who better for her son than the greatest heroes in all of history and their Magus partners?

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Fate Harem Antics contains examples of:

  • Adaptational Badass: Sakura can use minor spells and fire blasts of darkness. In the source material, she had not been taught how to use magic at the beginning of the war and could only use darkness when under a lot of stress, only gaining control and getting instruction when the war was over.
  • A-Cup Angst:
    • Illya, especially since Rin and Sakura are bigger than her despite being younger. She's more accepting of Raikou's breasts, though the sheer size of them can irk her a bit.
    • Rin gets jealous of certain character's breasts like Drake's.
  • Age Lift: Miyu is roughly the same age as Shirou and Sakura.
  • All-Powerful Bystander: Ruler does her job as an impartial referee to the Grail War with Taiga as her assistant, so she does not interfere in fights unless something drastic happens like if civilians are at risk or if there is a risk of the public finding out about the war.
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  • Amazon Brigade: All the Servants are female this time around (except Gilgamesh, who is from the previous war and is biding his time), and so are their Masters save Shirou, who is allied with several; this isn't a coincidence...
  • Armor-Piercing Question: When Shirou declares he wants to end the Holy Grail War without any bloodshed, Bazett asks how he plans to do that since the Servants and Masters want their wish and have to kill the others to get it. When Shirou cannot answer, she scolds him for his half-assed resolve.
  • Armor-Piercing Slap: Zouken gets himself killed by hitting Hassan of Serenity with one, unaware of her deadly poisons.
  • An Axe to Grind: In addition to her guns and ships, Archer/Francis Drake wields two boarding axes.
  • Battle Harem: There's a reason all the Servants are attractive and female, and they all have female Masters save Saber and Shirou, Iri is trying to invoke this with Shirou.
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  • Beach Episode: An omake features Shirou and his harem at the beach.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Luvia thinks that Shirou is Rin's boyfriend, and considers trying to steal him away to piss her off. Caster doesn't like that idea, for reasons obvious to anyone who knows that she's Medea, so she amends it to just flirting with him to piss her off, which Medea is fine with, or at least finds less objectionable.
    • Temptress hates anything that even remotely implies that her voice is not beautiful or that people don't want to hear her sing. When Assassin politely asks her to please keep her voice down because they are in a sleeping neighborhood, Temptress goes berserk and says she will pay with her life for that "insult" before trying to kill her.
  • Bi the Way:
    • Scathach says that she previously slept with Cu Chulainn. She hits on Bazett when first summoned and eventually joins Shirou's harem.
    • Drake says that she was married to two women in life, and clarifies that she indeed slept with them. She also hits on Rin and eventually joins Shirou's harem.
    • Illya and Raikou have had sex with each other and with Shirou.
  • Blessed with Suck: Hassan of Serenity considers her Poisonous Person traits which she can't turn off to be this. When she gets injured in her fights with Drake and Elizabeth/Temptress, Ayako can't help her up or else the poison would kill her. She becomes very happy when she finds out Shielder can touch her.
  • Broken Pedestal: Shielder tells stories of the Knights of the Round Table's various flaws (Gawain was arrogant, Lancelot had too many admirers, Tristan fell asleep too often, Gareth was boy crazy which made Gawain overprotective of her), causing Bazett to say her image of the Round Table has been shattered forever.
  • Bullying a Dragon: When Hassan of Serenity expresses a dislike of the Matou manor when summoned, Zouken slaps her. He ends up melting as a result.
  • Call-Back:
    • Saber still hates Berserkers that keep their skills.
    • When mentally communicating with Taiga, the latter finds her and Iri's surroundings familiar.
  • The Cameo: Since Archer EMIYA wasn't summoned, Irisviel starts sending Shirou dreams of EMIYA's memories to improve his fighting skill and build up his Reality Marble.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Drake prides herself on dirty tricks like firing her gun through her jacket, so her opponent doesn't see it coming. She is a pirate, after all.
  • Cuteness Proximity: Luvia makes Medea dress up like a maid for this reason.
  • Didn't Think This Through:
    • Iri has Zouken's summon bring forth Hassan of Serenity, which gets Zouken promptly killed when he slaps her. Kiritsugu then points out that if she's poisonous to that degree, Shirou would probably get killed if he tried to sleep with her since Iri is trying to set Shirou up with a harem. Iri then has Caren summon Shielder to take advantage of Shielder's ability to resist poison and protect her allies from it (and to mess with Kirei).
    • This ends up causing more problems after Ruler gets summoned because she messed with the summoning limits to allow this but forgot to set them back before others noticed and try to summon more Servants. Since all three summons started more or less simultaneously, Iri has to act quickly and make sure Fiore, Miyu and the Ainsworths all end up with female Servants (and switching the Mastership of the Ainsworth Servant to Angelica).
    • Kiritsugu admits he dropped the ball when he decided not to tell Shirou about Illya, not considering what would happen if they ever met.
  • Distracted by the Sexy: When the group is eating dinner, everybody is stunned when Serenity removes her mask to eat; Shirou says they did not realize she was so beautiful.
  • Doppelgänger Attack: Berserker/Raikou can create duplicates of herself that wield different weapons. Each copy is just as strong as the original, causing Rin to complain it's unfair.
  • Double Take: When Taiga is briefly communicating with Iri, the latter gets her pumped up with comments about Shirou and their eventual relationship with each other, prompting this when the latter says “And are you going to get a piece of that action before all the good spots in the bed are taken?”.
  • Drama-Preserving Handicap: Because Iri summoned Martha as Ruler illegally, Martha lacks the 2 Command Spells per Servant Rulers normally get.
  • Dramatic Irony:
    • When Bazett summons Scathach, Kirei tries to sneak up and kill her to take her Command Spells and Servant. Irisviel stops him by causing him to have a heart attack. Bazett and Scathach nurse him back to health, completely unaware of his murder attempt and Bazett thinking he is still her old ally.
    • Kirei and Gilgamesh want to use the Holy Grail to unleash Angra Mainyu, unaware that Iri has killed the entity.
    • Kirei is unaware that Zouken is dead, and thinks the old man is still lurking in the shadows planning something.
  • Everyone Can See It: Ayako Mitsuzuri points out everyone at school knows Sakura is in love with Shirou.
  • Exactly What I Aimed At: Hassan of Serenity lunges at Drake, who sidesteps and says she missed. Serenity asks if she really did, as her poisons erode the roof they were standing on and make it collapse.
  • Failed a Spot Check: Apparently, everyone has failed to notice that all the "enemy" servants have been predominately women as of chapter 32. Or that Shirou's the only male Master in the Grail War.
  • Foil: Angelica is stoic and only does evil deeds because she believes it is her duty. Her Servant Jeanne Alter is loud and is a Card-Carrying Villain.
  • Foregone Conclusion: The omakes set in the future and the author both promise Shirou will have all 23 girls in his harem. The story will show how this happened, especially since some like Angelica and her Servant are hostile to him.
  • For Want of a Nail: The main nail being Iri being the dominant entity in the Grail and manipulating the Servants summoned.
    • She makes it so that Scathach is summoned by Bazett as Lancer and keeps Kirei from stealing her command seals.
    • She managed to communicate with Illya, so she's better adjusted to start than in canon.
    • Rider's summoning caused a reaction that crushed Zouken beneath a chunk of the ceiling, causing her to take Sakura and flee. He then summons Hassan of Serenity as Assassin himself and gets killed when he slaps her. Iri kills his failsafe in Sakura, with Serenity finding a new master in Ayako.
    • Luvia ends up getting the same catalyst that Caster's canon summoner got, but Iri makes sure that Medea is summoned in her Lily form.
    • She gets Caren to summon Shielder to mess with Kirei and summons Martha as Taiga's Ruler class Servant.
    • Fiore, Miyu, and Angelica end up summoning Oda Nobunaga as Gunner, Elizabeth Bathory as Temptress, and Jeanne Alter as Avenger, respectively while the summoning system is temporarily unrestricted.
  • Gag Boobs: Raikou, as is lampshaded a few times. Supposedly, they were smaller when she was alive.
  • Gender Flip:
    • Drake/Archer, as lampshaded by Rin when she discovers her identity.
    • Shielder is Sir Galahad with Mash's appearance. In this verse, Galahad was always a woman.
  • Gilded Cage: Miyu recalls that when her parents were still alive, they pampered her, but surrounded their home with a Bounded Field that protected her but prevented her from leaving. The Bounded Field shielded her from the fire that destroyed Fuyuki ten years ago before shutting down because her parents were outside and killed.
  • Glass-Shattering Sound: Temptress/Elizabeth's song shatters all the school's windows.
  • Hands-On Approach: At the archery club, Shirou puts his arms around a girl to correct her archery technique. She blushes while he is completely oblivious.
  • Harem Nanny: Taiga and Martha are the rare "part of the harem" variant and as omake that take place in the future show helped Shirou create a schedule so that everyone has their fair share with him.
  • Hidden Depths: Like in canon, Sakura's sexual aggressiveness is one. While she normally acts as like a Yamato Nadeshiko to hide her more passionate self, once in bed with Shirou her dialogue changes to the point that her bedroom talk shocks Shirou.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Zouken summoning Serenity came back to bite him big time.
  • Hollywood Heart Attack: While Bazett is summoning Scathach, Kirei attempts to backstab her, but Iri stops him by inducing a heart attack on him. He just falls over in pain and doesn't even lose consciousness, then Bazett and Scathach treat him and call a doctor.
  • Honorary Aunt: Illya calls Raikou her aunt once or twice.
  • Hostile Show Takeover: In a fake Chapter 36, the text is suddenly overtaken by binary code. When translated, it reveals that BB, upset that she wasn't included in the story, has hacked reality to take over.
  • Identical Stranger:
    • Shirou remarks Martha looks like an older Sakura.
    • Saber and Jeanne Alter have similar faces.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Miyu's wish on the Grail would be to have a normal life, not bound by her legacy and powers, though there's a bit of I Just Want to Be Loved in there as well.
  • I Just Want to Be You: An omake shows that most of his male classmates, with the sole exception of Issei, want to be Shirou not knowing just how much work it is to have a harem.
  • I'm Not a Hero, I'm...: Characters sometimes call out Drake for her dirty tricks and other antics unbecoming of a hero. She says she's not a hero, she's a pirate.
  • I Need a Freaking Drink: Kirei drinks when his plan to get Bazett's Servant fails. He drinks again when he is forced to work with his daughter Caren, who endlessly trolls him.
  • Inertial Impalement: When Lancer threatens Sakura, Rider angrily lunges at her. Lancer says she was predictable and holds out Gae Bolg, causing Rider to impale herself.
  • Innocent Innuendo: When Rider is injured, Shirou asks if there's any way he can help to increase her mana reserves. Saber blushes and quickly leaves the room, and Sakura and Rider have to explain to him how Intimate Healing through sex is a thing when it comes to exchanging mana. Then it's Shirou's turn to blush when he realized he just accidentally propositioned Rider, which is nothing compared to their reaction when Sakura unexpectedly agrees with the idea.
  • In Spite of a Nail:
    • Medea still gets summoned, but by Luvia in her Lily form.
    • Illya still attacks with her Berserker when meeting Shirou for the second time, for different reasons.
    • Yggdmillennia and the Ainsworths both exist in this verse. Though this is very downplayed since both exist even before Iri came along.
  • Intimate Healing: Shirou has sex with Rider to restore her mana reserves after she's wounded in battle. He later has sex with Saber for the same reason.
  • It's the Journey That Counts: A meta-example, the Glimpses of the Future omakes show that Shirou ends up with the rest of the 23 participants of the Holy Grail War. Most fans don't mind it and in fact, want to see how it all played out.
  • I Want Grandkids: Iri wants a lot of them, which is part of why she's trying to set up Shirou with a harem.
  • Killed Off for Real:
    • Iri killed all trace of Angra Mainyu.
    • Hassan of Serenity poisons Zouken, and Iri takes the opportunity to kill off his failsafe in Sakura, killing him for good.
  • Lighter and Softer: Well, considering all the drama causing elements in the original FSN have been mostly averted.
    • Lampshaded with one of its tags in Questionable Questing as “it’s not serious at all.”
  • Make Me Wanna Shout: In addition to her spear, this is Temptress' main form of attack (with a castle of speakers).
  • Man of Kryptonite: Jeanne is one to Saber because as an Avenger, one of her skills is Dragon Witch, which allows her to control dragons. Saber has Dragon Ancestry, but while it cannot control her, it weakens and stuns her every time it is used.
  • The Matchmaker: Iri is this to Shirou.
  • Meido: Luvia dresses Medea Lily up like this.
  • Mistaken for Romance: Shirou and Rin aren't involved, yet anyway, but Luvia thinks that they are.
  • Mythology Gag:
    • The Servants not from the canon fifth Fuyuki war all come from either Extra, Grand Order or Prototype.
    • As for the additional Masters, Fiore is from Apocrypha, and Miyu and Angelica come from Prisma Illya.
    • Scathach says she pegs Francis Drake as more fitting for a Rider than an Archer.
    • Ruler, Lancer, Shielder, and Raikou's swimsuits in the beach omake are all clearly based off their outfits in the Summer Event. Lancer also uses the "rune magic" excuse for summoning up a cabana and coconuts out of nowhere. Angelica's swimsuit is based on her Gilgamesh install.
    • When Saber becomes a gym teacher for Shirou's school, she wears her Mysterious Heroine X outfit minus the hat.
    • When on patrol, Taiga wears her Yakuza outfit from her Jaguar-man persona in Fate/Grand Order.
  • Noodle Incident: Apparently the Ainsworths were part of the Holy Grail development team in this verse or would have been, but the Einzberns "robbed" them of the opportunity.
  • No-Sell:
    • While defending Sakura, Shirou tries to hit Scathach with a Reinforced umbrella. It shatters against her, and she is unaffected.
    • Shielder is immune to Serenity's poisons, at least the passive ones. The latter gets rather clingy with her when she learns this, happy to have someone that she can safely touch.
  • Not a Game: Ayako becomes Hassan of Serenity's new Master after Zouken's death and learns of the existence of magic and the Holy Grail War as a result. Ayako angrily confronts Rin about leaving her Locked Out of the Loop when they have been friends for years. Rin says this isn't a game, and since Ayako can't use magic, getting involved will likely get her killed.
  • Nothing Personal: Angelica Ainsworth has no emotional investment in the war and no grudge against any of her opponents. She just wants the Holy Grail for her family and feels killing the other Masters is the most efficient way to do it.
  • Not What It Looks Like:
    • When Shirou, Rin, and Sakura go to the church to register for the Holy Grail War, while talking to Kirei, Caren comes out in a revealing nightgown. Much to Kirei's annoyance, Rin makes a Relative Error assumption.
    • When Taiga comes across Shirou and Sakura after they've slept together, she initially goes after Shirou, but when Sakura clarifies that she wanted it, she breaks down in tears that Sakura stole Shirou's innocence and that she's a bad guardian.
  • Oh, Crap!:
    • Kirei's reaction when he finds out he has to work with his estranged daughter Caren.
    • Iri's reaction to the extra summonings.
  • Oh, No... Not Again!: Saber says this when she realizes Shielder is Sir Galahad, as this situation reminds her of how in the previous war, she found out Berserker was Galahad's father, Lancelot. Saber is relieved to find that unlike Lancelot, Galahad is not a homicidal maniac.
  • Older Than They Look: Illya, as she explains to Shirou... while on top of him.
  • Other Me Annoys Me: Jeanne Alter hates the original Jeanne for being a goodie two shoes. Since Saber looks like and acts similar to her, Jeanne Alter becomes obsessed with destroying her.
  • Parrying Bullets: Berserker/Raikou effortlessly parries Archer/Drake's bullets with her katana.
  • Patrick Stewart Speech: In an omake, Gunner/Nobunaga battles Gilgamesh, who dismisses modern humans as weak and worthless. Nobunaga says while individually humans are weak, by working together, they were able to do wonders like go to space. Such a talent for innovation is worth defending. Not surprising considering one of her epithets is "King of Innovation."
  • Perpetual Poverty: Drake frequently goes shopping with Rin's money, causing Rin to complain that she doesn't have a lot left.
  • Pinball Projectile: Drake is skilled enough to ricochet her bullets, forcing her opponents to be careful when dodging.
  • Poisoned Weapons: Hassan of Serenity has several daggers that she fills with her poisons.
  • Poisonous Person: Hassan of Serenity, as usual.
  • Polyamory: Given the title, not really a shocker.
  • Poor Communication Kills:
    • Kiritsugu never told Shirou about Illya, which combined with Iri giving her slightly unrealistic expectations leaves her hurt when he doesn't know who she was.
    • Miyu only summoned Elizabeth/Temptress because the books she had on the Holy Grail didn't properly explain the whole "war" part.
  • Porn with Plot: The sex scenes are very explicit, but there is a lot of attention to character interaction and effort in the war.
  • Pretender Diss: Gilgamesh tells Kirei that he is disappointed in all the Servants except Saber, saying none of them deserve to be called warriors. He concedes that Scathach may be worth his time, but so far, he is not impressed.
  • Reality Ensues: In an omake, Shirou is suffering from exhaustion due to having to deal with 23 women with a sexual drive that is overpowering him, and is all but passed out in class. He also mentions that he's needed to expand his kitchen to have room to cook for them all, and with how many are big eaters, if some of them weren't wealthy, he'd be unable to feed all of them without going broke.
  • Relative Error: Rin mistakes Caren for Kirei's lover instead of his daughter.
  • Running Gag:
    • Rin getting annoyed at her clocks.
    • Rin getting aggravated when Drake wants to spend her money.
  • Sarcasm-Blind: Shirou in an omake when thoroughly exhausted, completely missing how his classmates were seething in envy as he tiredly complained about the logical consequences of dating so many women at the same time.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: When Shirou proposes having sex with Saber to replenish her mana, Rin leaves the room and bids, everyone, good night.
  • Shipper on Deck: Taiga's grandfather Raiga is fond of Shirou and likes him spending time with girls, especially Taiga.
  • Shoot the Bullet: Drake and Nobunaga do this several times during their duel.
  • Shout-Out: The Gilgamesh vs. Nobunaga omake is partially inspired by the Gilgamesh vs. Napoleon fight from Nerve Damage.
  • Skinship Grope:
    • Illya and Berserker/Raikou indulge in this when they bathe.
    • Gunner/Nobunaga drags Fiore into the bath with her to do this.
  • Survivor's Guilt:
    • Why Kiritsugu never told Shirou about Illya; he knew that Shirou was already feeling this regarding his surviving the fire, and didn't want him to make him feel even more guilty.
    • Miyu is another survivor of the fire, and although she disliked her parents for smothering her, she feels guilty that she survived and her parents and neighbors didn't.
  • That Came Out Wrong: Shirou outright says this when he inadvertently reveals to Illya that he slept with Sakura and Rider.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: In a dream Shirou has of EMIYA's memories, one time, EMIYA defeated a group of Dead Apostles in time to rescue a little boy they were about to feed on and take him home. EMIYA noted that for once, he managed to save somebody.
  • Together in Death: Irisviel somehow pulled Kiritsugu into the Greater Grail with her after he died.
  • Too Much Information: Shirou in an omake apparently overshares when tired.
  • Troll
    • Iri chose Caren to be Shielder's Master partially to mess with Kirei.
    • Word of God is that Irisviel chose Drake to be Archer because she wanted to rile up Rin's Tsundere tendencies, and she's also implied to have messed with Rin's clocks at one point, so she thought she was running late.
  • Undead Tax Exemption: After summoning Ruler and learning about the Holy Grail War, Taiga uses her Yakuza connections to set up Saber as a gym teacher so she can keep an eye on Shirou, Rin, and Sakura at school.
  • [Verb] This!: After shooting Lancer in the leg, Archer attempts to finish her off with Golden Wild Hunt (a cannon barrage from her fleet of ships) and declares, "Let's see you dodge this with a hole in your leg!" Lancer tries to avoid it despite her injury, but doesn't get far and is saved when Shielder jumps in and blocks the attack with Lord Camelot.
  • Vibroweapon: Elizabeth's spear vibrates fast enough that it utterly destroys anything it stabs.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: An omake set in a future where Rin and Luvia are dating Shirou shows that they will tone down their rivalry to this trope, this being a Harem Genre story, by "toning down" we, of course, mean that they will force him to decide who's better than the other. In bed. At the same time.
  • Whatever Happened to the Mouse?: Shinji completely vanishes from the story not long after Zouken gets crushed. A few students ask why he stopped showing up for school, and that's it.
    • Eventually, the author posted that Shinji is completely terrified of both Rider and Assassin and has holed himself up in the Matou mansion, hoping they don't come for him.
  • A Wizard Did It: Scathach/Lancer uses her "rune magic" excuse in the beach omake.
  • Worf Had the Flu: After being stabbed by Lancer, Rider's combat performance suffers. It isn't until she has sex with Shirou that she finally gains enough mana to heal the injury.
  • You Have Got to Be Kidding Me!:
    • Caren does this when Shielder, who knew Saber in life, tells her that Saber really is King Arthur.
    • Rin and Archer/Drake do this when they run into Nobunaga, who introduces herself as Servant Gunner.
  • You're Insane!: Once Shirou's allies realize his Martyr Without a Cause mentality, where he wants to save everybody and doesn't care if he dies, they are all horrified, and Archer says, "You're crazy, you know that?"
  • You Remind Me of X:
    • Shielder/Sir Galahad tells Caren that Shirou reminds her of Sir Bedivere, an idealistic man who was one of the only people who could make Arturia smile.
    • Lancer/Scathach tells Bazett that Shirou reminds her of many of her old students who started out naive and idealistic. She wonders if Shirou will be like the students who gave up or broke, or be like the students who graduated and learned the harsh truth that the hero hardly ever gets to be the nice guy, and if he does, he'll probably get screwed overnote .
    • Gunner/Nobunaga tells Fiore that Darnic reminds her of her brother, saying Darnic is treacherous.
    • Ruler/Martha says Taiga reminds her of her sister Mary.

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