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FateKaleid Prisma Taylor by Rater202 is a Worm/Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA☆ILLYA crossover fanfiction.

There are many facets of the Kaleidoscope. Lord Zelretch is curious as to why one seems to lack Magecraft, and so sets a Kaleidostick named Opal to the task. For good or for ill, that kaleidostick has chosen Taylor Hebert as her master. Spacebattles Link. Side Stories link.


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  • Accidental Murder: Sophia accidentally hits an E88 thug in the throat with a bladed bolt (to be fair, he turned after she fired) and covers it up by making it look like the ABB did it. Unfortunately for her, Opal comes by and records it, and it's more than enough to have her arrested after she attacked Taylor.
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  • Achievements in Ignorance: All this time, Saito thought his Magecraft powers were a Parahuman power, and ended up achieving Projection Magecraft the way Shirou Emiya does.
  • Addictive Magic: Taylor really likes Installing the Berserker card, since the physiological and mental changes it inflicts upon her combine to give her a sort of battle high and distract her from who she really is. Opal forces her to acknowledge it's a pretty toxic remedy for her situation and gives her strict limits on the use of the card.
  • A God Am I: Taylor briefly claims to be a Goddess when fighting Lung for the second time. To be fair, she was using her Caster Card and Tamomo no Mae has a high divinity ranking.
  • Alternative Character Interpretation: In many Worm fanfics, it's pointed with grudging admiration out how tough Lung is by recalling he's one of the few who have managed to go toe to toe with an Endbringer. In-Universe, Mr. Saito despises him for this instead, pointing out that the monster likely would have contented itself with crippling the island's infrastructure without sinking it entirely, had it not been kept busy and in place by Lung.
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  • Always a Bigger Fish: Scion apparently killed Bet's version of Type-Mercury in the 80's.
  • Arch-Enemy: The story seems to be setting Rune up as Taylor's. She even lampshades it in chapter 18.
  • Armor-Piercing Question: When Leviathan's approach to the Bay sets off the Endbringer sirens, Opal is initially against Taylor participating because of how dangerous it is. When Taylor asks her what kind of magical girl she'd be if she didn't try to save as many people as she could, her only reply is a "darn it", and she stops arguing.
  • Badass Boast: "You might… be a dragon… But… right now… I… am… a… Goddess!"
  • Bolt of Divine Retribution: What happens if you enter the Bounded Field around the Hebert residence with a weapon without permission from Taylor or Danny.
  • Centipede's Dilemma: Taylor is able to run when using the Berserker card, but only when she's not consciously thinking about how to run in heels.
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  • Combined Energy Attack: After accidentally using Class Inheritance to become Saber-Fran during Leviathan's attack on Brockton Bay, Taylor uses Frankenstein's Monster's ability to absorb energy to replenish her mana and supercharge her attacks with the combined powers of every blaster and energy weapon user still in the fight.
  • Dating Catwoman: Taylor is dating Brian, not knowing that he's Grue. Brian isn't aware to start himself, but Lisa, who set them up, is. Aisha finds it hilarious when she puts it together.
  • Doesn't Like Guns: Opal dislikes guns, saying they are inelegant. However, she only says this in response to seeing Dragon's anti-endbringer mech and its missiles twice as long as Taylor is tall but makes no such comments about the handguns Taylor gets from the Assassin and Archer cards.
  • The Dreaded: Apparently, Eramana von Einzbern has such a reputation as a researcher within Gesselschraft that Krieg says that he’d rather be at Bonesaw’s mercy than get on her bad side.
  • Dream Sequence: Taylor has one after being outed and dealing with the Trio. It's vague and symbolic, going from an abused child Taylor wondering why daddy had to go away, to Taylor being spoken to by a pretty Lady, to Taylor at a school dance with a bunch of fictional cousins, ending with Taylor suddenly naked at the same dance with The Lady pouring a bucket of blood and flower petals on her. Opal suggests that it's Taylor's subconscious processing lingering feelings about Taylor's time being bullied at Winslow and her frustration at students trying to cozy up to her now that she's publicly known as a Hero.
  • Drowning My Sorrows: Danny uses a relic to check what Taylor's Origin is. He immediately goes and gets blind stinking drunk after seeing the result.
  • Dumb Muscle: Eramana von Einzbern’s assistant Joffrey got cold feet halfway through having his ”Strength” Origin awakened, turning him into this.
  • Eating the Eye Candy: The trope is name-dropped by Opal when she accuses Taylor of doing this to Mr. Saito during his fight.
  • Entertainingly Wrong: Due to not knowing Opal is from an alternate universe, Armsmaster thinks that Taylor is a Tinker who was Triggered by being bullied and that Opal is her creation. Due to Opal citing events that happened in the Nasuverse but not on Earth Bet (like Class Card Gilgamesh's rampage in Fuyuki City), and saying Taylor is only limited by her imagination, he thinks that Taylor is a delusional girl influenced by magical girl shows, and that she created the corrupted Class Cards with her imagination as challenges to overcome. It's even funnier in a Black Comedy of way when you realize that is kind what Eidolon is; he wanted a challenge so he made an obstacle for him to overcome.
  • Fastball Special: Taylor convinces Alexandria to throw her at Leviathan at extreme speeds so that Taylor could impale him with Fran's Skewered Plasma Blade.
  • For Want of a Nail: Opal's presence being the nail.
  • Full-Frontal Assault: The corrupted Lancer/Scathach is naked except for blood and blue Body Paint. Much to Taylor's relief, when she tests her Scathach Install, she has Scathach's standard black bodysuit.
  • Give Him a Normal Life: With The Magic Goes Away being in full effect on Bet, Danny kept Taylor in the dark about her magus heritage for this reason.
  • Godzilla Threshold: Opal is able to achieve Zwei form by herself, but given how damaging it is to the user's body, she refuses to grant Taylor the ability unless there is an absolute emergency. Battling Leviathan isn't enough of an emergency for her.
  • Healing Factor: A.V.A.L.O.N. gives this ability to Saito/Shirou.
  • Heroic RRoD: Taylor strains her circuits a bit fighting Lung with the Saber card. She does it again when she fights Leviathan.
  • Hero of Another Story: The events of the Prisma Illya series have happened and Illya, Miyu, and Chloe are now teens. They occasionally get mentioned because Opal can communicate with her sisters Ruby and Sapphire.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • Danny turns out to be from a Magus lineage, and aware of it.
    • Rune is apparently enough of a student of the occult to distinguish between the different types of runes Taylor's Scathach Install uses.
    • Mr. Saito turns out to be the Bet version of Shirou, complete with Projection Magecraft and a Healing Factor induced by a piece of Tinker-Tech produced by Bet's version of Kiritsugu called A.V.A.L.O.N.
  • Hope Spot: Taylor uses Frankenstein's Skewered Plasma Blade to pretty much slice Leviathan in half and he stops moving. Just as everybody starts congratulating her, Leviathan revives.
  • How Is That Even Possible?: Opal is shocked when she witnesses Myrddin's dimensional powers, given how rare it is in the Nasuverse.
  • I Meant to Do That: Taylor vows to tell everyone this about Armsmaster's loaned halberd falling onto Lung and injecting him with tranquilizers. Considering how Knight of Owner works, it might even be true on an unconscious level.
  • Internal Reveal: Taylor discovers Lisa is Tattletale during the Leviathan fight.
  • It Can Think: Lancer/Scathach shows surprising levels of tactical skill for a corrupted Class Card, like hiding out with Assassin/EMIYA to apparently use it as a decoy, and using a wounded Victoria as a hostage. Taylor lampshades this, with Opal explaining it as a result of Scathath's extreme amount of battle experience.
  • Kryptonite Factor: Lung, having draconic traits, is weak against Saber's Arondight.
  • The Loins Sleep Tonight: A bounded field Taylor puts around Brian's apartment has many negative effects to potential intruders, including making them impotent for a month.
  • Love Triangle: A temporary one, but Armsmaster finds himself targeted by Tamamo-no-Mae, and when Armsmaster decides to do some research on her, Dragon gets a little testy.
  • The Magic Goes Away: Magecraft on Bet had been in decline for centuries beforehand, Danny even saying that the last he heard, the Mage Association was just a few guys getting together to talk about the Glory Days over drinks, but a few years before capes showed up, it pretty much stopped working entirely. There's still plenty of prana, but no one can apparently use it. Before Opal finds Taylor, she'd been searching for years but had found no one with decent circuits.
  • Molotov Cocktail: Taylor fights some Empire thugs using these... who only manage to set their legs on fire.
  • Mythology Gag: In the side-stories, after realizing that Miyu's feelings for her were romantic, Illya attempted to recreate the circumstances of their first Accidental Kiss as children as a way of sequencing into discussing it.
  • Never My Fault: Sophia attacks Taylor in a rage in her shadow state after finding out that she's Princess and having her refuse to fight her twice, outing them both in the middle of Winslow, but seems to assign blame to Taylor when she realizes what she did.
  • No Sparks: Illya goes on a date with a guy in a side story... only for them to find that while they do find each other attractive, they have no real common interests or romantic tension at all.
  • Not Quite Dead: Leviathan, after being impaled by Skewered Plasma Blade and caught in the following explosion of electrical plasma, seems dead but gets back up just as soon as people start celebrating.
  • Official Couple: Illya and Miyu eventually became this in the side-stories, building from Miyu's canonical crush on Illya. It stems in part from the incident under no-sparks and in part from Illya finally realizing that Miyu's feelings for her were romantic (even calling herself an idiot when she remembers that Miyu explicitly said that she was willing to have that kind of relationship with Illya after their Accidental Kiss as children.)
  • Papa Wolf: An omake has Kiritsugu threaten the Mage Association after someone from there apparently tried to kill Chloe for her Class Card, saying that he'd go to London and kill every mage he finds until he gets to the ringleader(s) if he has to. The author has stated that he interprets Kiritsugu as being the "I have ten acres and a shovel" kind of dad.
  • Poor Communication Kills: Opal tries to tell Taylor about what she saw with Sophia/Shadow Stalker, but Taylor didn't want to spare them a thought, so she gets caught of guard when Sophia uses her powers to attack her.
  • Possession Equals Mastery: Taylor with Saber due to Knight of Owner.
  • Rabbit Season Duck Season: Lisa uses this to trick Taylor into letting Lisa pay for a new outfit for Taylor. Taylor later refers to it as having been "duck-seasoned".
  • Reality Ensues:
    • Opal refuses to equip Taylor's costume with a mask, saying magical girls don't wear masks. Despite Taylor's best efforts to remain hidden, anyone who knows her and gets a good look at her face can recognize her.
    • Subverted when Taylor gets frustrated and fires blasts into the sky. Armsmaster confronts her and explains that one of the blasts shot down a satellite that fell to Earth and injured someone, which horrifies her and leads her to promise to be more careful. It is later revealed the Simurgh was actually the one who brought down the satellite, but Armsmaster lied to Taylor in order to get her to stop being reckless with her powers.
      • And regardless, Taylor feels less bad about it when she learns that the satellite coming down prevented Canary from getting screwed over, since it was the judge from her trial that got injured.
  • Revolvers Are Just Better: Billy the Kid is Taylor's Archer, so this trope is obviously in full effect.
  • Running Gag:
    • Opal scolding Taylor and others for bad language.
    • People grabbing Taylor's tail when she's using her Caster Install.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Several ABB goons run when Taylor turns into Caster and shows that she can use magic.
  • Secret Legacy: Danny is from a line of mages. He's not sure about Annette's heritage - the only strange thing he knows about her is that she was homeschooled until she was seven.
  • Secret Keeper: Opal's learned that Danny is technically a mage. They share the discovery that Taylor is an Average One, though later, he discovers her Origin. The reader's not privy to his findings, though Opal is. Whatever Taylor is, she isn't an Average One despite an affinity with all five elements, and Opal considers the knowledge dangerous enough to immediately swear to keep the secret.
  • Share the Male Pain: When Taylor reveals that one of her wards on her house will rot the crotch off of any male who approaches with intent to harm her or her dad, both he and Armsmaster are horrified, and the latter seems a bit green.
  • Sharpened to a Single Atom: Saito has a sword that functions like this which he uses to defeat Lung.
  • Shout-Out:
    • When trying to get Taylor to fly, Opal's dialog includes a few lines from Seussical's song Alone in the Universe, up to and including Opal using the title of the song to describe how she felt before she found Taylor. This was admitted to have been sentimentality on the author's part.
    • When confronting the Trio in the principal's office following Sophia's rampage, Taylor tells Opal to "Do the thing" to signal that now was the time to play the recorded evidence implicating the Trio in making Taylor's life hell and establishing Sophia as the sole aggressor in that day's incident.
    • Throughout the story,Taylor admits that she mostly does the hero thing for fun. She even using the line "I'm just a girl who's a hero for fun" when fighting Lung.
    • In Chapter 21, Opal briefly mentions spells that turn people into newts that you can't get better from, before clarifying that she's not sure where the idea that turning into a newt is something you "can get better" from comes from. Taylor's narration quotes a monologue from I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream, before clarifying that AM wouldn't be able to comprehend how angry she was, after Lung's men seemingly killed Mister Saito in cold blood right in front of her.
    • The description of Saito's strongest sword and the finished product that Muramasa never finished invoke the description of Death's scythe and sword from Disc World.
    • Myrddin mentions that he once lived right next to a man who sounds suspiciously like Harry Dresden.
  • Shipper on Deck: Lisa to Brian and Taylor.
  • Sibling Rivalry: A side story that takes place between chapters 22 and 23 indicates that Opal and Ruby don't get along. Ruby ascribes it to jealousy on Opal's part, though Sapphire implies that it's largely because Ruby is condescending to her younger sister.
  • Slash Fic: Someone has been writing these about Taylor and Victoria In-Universe. They're disturbing, especially since they've included Amy in at least one of them, and knows details that they shouldn't, like Taylor's name before she was outed. It turns out its Panacea, despite early assumptions otherwise.
  • Stripperific: Taylor's Rider Install leaves her in Mordred's skimpy red bikini.
  • Superpower Lottery: In addition to the magic Opal allows Taylor to use, and her Magic Circuits (which are high in number and quality, to the point that Opal briefly wonders if she's a homunculus like Illya), she has seven class cards she can use. There's Saber Lancelot, Lancer Scathach, Archer Billy The Kid, Rider Mordred, Caster Tamano-no-Mae, Assassin EMIYA, and Berserker Frankenstein.
  • Take That!: A gentle one. When Opal witnesses Saito's use of Magecraft and identifies him as Earth Bet's version of Shirou, she makes several questions, including partly quoting Unlimited Blade Works' aria. Saito comments it sounds like someone with English as a second language would write if they wanted to sound cool.
  • There Are No Therapists: Averted, Amy starts getting some after Brandish learns about her Slash Fic writing, and apparently starts getting some herself.
  • This Is Reality: When Opal argues that magical girls do not wear masks, Vista points out Sailor V wore a mask. Opal screams that's because Sailor V isn't real.
  • Thou Shalt Not Kill: Taylor believes a true hero does not kill and resolves to defeat enemies non lethally, though she compromises that the corrupted Class Cards will be purified and go back into their cards when defeated, so it's not really killing them. This causes some friction with Opal as Opal believes it is okay to kill evil beings.
  • Troll: Opal is similar to her sister Ruby in this regard. For example, she embarrasses Taylor because her Transformation Sequence leaves her naked for half a minute, but later reveals she can change Taylor's clothes instantly and didn't tell her because it was more fun that way.
  • Wham Episode: Chapter 21. Taylor's friend Saito turns out to be Earth Bet's version of Shirou Emiya. He has a nanotech Healing Factor code-named A.V.A.L.O.N. and the ability to use Tracing magecraft.
  • Wham Line: In Chapter 26, Myrddin reveals that he met Zelretch.
  • What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: Taylor develops this opinion regarding her Rider Card. She never uses it after getting until the one time she thinks a surfboard/shield that turns into a boat might be useful, and immediately changes her mind when she sees how skimpy her Install's outfit is. That said, she uses it to great effect against Leviathan, especially since Prydwen's hydrokinesis trumps the monster's.
  • You Are Not Alone: When Opal tries to teach Taylor how to fly, Taylor is too depressed because of being bullied to do so. Opal tells her that she is not alone because Opal will always be with her and believes in her. This cheers Taylor up enough to let her fly.
  • You Killed My Father: Saito wants to kill Leviathan for killing his family.

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