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Chaldea is gone, but the memories remain. A world, filled with fairy tales, monsters and men. A history unlike any other. Sometimes… a hero is needed. From another world, from another time. Not all of them are great, not all of them are 'good'. But when the world needs a hero, these Servants answer the call. Perhaps only one, perhaps many do. These are the tales of many timelines.

Servants of Remnant by Vaati Star is an anthology collection of crossovers between RWBY and the Fate Series, mostly Fate/Grand Order. The stories include:

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  • Servants of Remnant: The main one. During the Lostbelts storyline, Chaldea is infiltrated and blown up with a bomb. Several Servants abruptly wake up in different areas of Remnant, several years before RWBY Volume One, leading to 8 interconnected adventures.
    • Lancer Hektor wakes up in Patch and saves little Ruby Rose and Yang Xiao Long from Grimm before Qrow Branwen could arrive. Out of gratitude, their father Taiyang Xiao Long allows him to stay in their home.
    • Berserker Asterios wakes up in Kuroyuri and rescues little Lie Ren and Nora Valkyrie from the Nuckelavee, then they decide to travel together.
    • Saber Jason and Saber Okita Souji wake up in snowy Solitas, where they are picked up by James Ironwood. They find Ironwood has also picked up their Master, the female Ritsuka Fujimaru, who is heavily injured and in a coma from the bomb.
    • Assassin Kiritsugu Emiya and Caster Irisviel von Einzbern wake up in the Land of Darkness and run afoul of Salem and her minions.
    • Rider Odysseus wakes up in the desert and wanders until he finds a town and defends it from the Grimm and the White Fang.
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    • Caster Sieg wakes up in a forest and ends up saving Ghira Belladonna, Sienna Khan, and Adam Taurus from racist soldiers. After learning of the plight of the Faunus, he pledges to help them and they accept him.
    • Archer Euryale and Saber Bedivere wake up in Vale and struggle to make ends meet and find their Master.
    • Avenger Antonio Salieri wakes up in the wilderness and is attacked by a mysterious priest and then the Grimm. After getting injured, he is taken in and nursed back to health by a woman named Mariel Ban.
  • A Sun for the Schnee: Willow Schnee, depressed because of her loveless marriage to Jacques Schnee, inadvertently activates her Semblance while praying for someone to help her and ends up summoning Lancer Karna, who pledges to protect her and her children.
  • The Lone Meteor: A one-shot where Archer Arash arrives in Remnant during the Great War and protects the people where ever he can, then ends up facing Saber Arthur Alter.
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  • Can I be a Hero?: Saber Gilles de Rais and his Caster counterpart arrived in Remnant during the Great War. The Caster version quickly joins forces with Salem while the Saber version defends the people. Eighty years later, the Saber version has become a mentor to little Jaune Arc.
  • The War Without a Grail: A one-shot from Saber Siegfried's point of view where he and several other Servants are summoned during the Fall of Beacon to save it.
  • The Shining Beacon: Remnant has a story of the Star Bound Magus who summoned the White Lancer and went on an adventure fighting a Wicked Witch, leading to some interconnected adventures.
    • Intrigued by the story, a 12-year-old Yang attempts to copy the summoning ritual from the story and ends up summoning Saber Mordred.
    • Intrigued by the story, a 12-year-old Blake Belladonna attempts to copy the summoning ritual from the story and ends up summoning Saber Okita Souji, who is confused to find she has Faunus cat ears.
  • The Pledge: Beast VII and her followers invade Chaldea and slaughter everyone. In desperation, Berserker Arjuna Alter makes a wish on the 19 Holy Grails they collected, warping the only other, heavily injured survivors: the Master Gudao, Berserker Florence Nightingale, Archer Robin Hood, Caster Avicebron, and Caster Hans Christian Anderson to Remnant. Ozpin and Glynda Goodwitch pick them up and Ozpin informs Nightingale, the only one still conscious at that point, that they are in the far future of Earth. Arjuna's wish erased Beast VII and remade what was left of the world, which eventually developed into Remnant. The author decided to spin this off into its own story.
  • Released to Remnant: After the Fall of Beacon, the Holy Grail appears. Guided by Angra Mainyu, who wishes to honor his friendship with Caren Hortensia and Bazett Fraga McRemitz, the Grail summons nine Servants to different places in Remnant. They don't need Masters, but have no idea what is going on, so they make the most of it.
    • Archer EMIYA arrives somewhere in the snows of Solitas.
    • Lancer Diarmuid Ua Duibhne arrives in the Land of Darkness.
    • Rider Medusa arrives in Menagerie.
    • Caster Medea arrives in Patch, where she meets Taiyang Xiao Long.
    • Assassins Hassan of the Hundred Faces and Sasaki Kojiro arrive in the desert of Vacuo.
    • Berserker Lancelot arrives in Mistral.
    • Avenger Edmond Dantes arrives in Mantle and quickly forms a partnership with Robyn Hill.
    • Saber Artoria Pendragon arrives in the ruins of Beacon Academy.

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  • Alternate Timeline: The author tells the readers to think of the different stories as alternate timelines.
  • Pop-Cultural Osmosis Failure: In all the stories, Remnant is a different world from Earth and lacks Earth's legends, so nobody has heard of the Servants, who are very famous on Earth.

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  • Adaptational Badass:
    • Jason is completely serious and not a coward. He defeats several Atlas robots even after getting shot several times. He is even able to fight Medea (Lily) and Atalanta alone for a brief time while injuring them.
    • Euryale can hold her own in fights and has Improbable Aiming Skills. She defeats Mercury Black, though it helps that she was smart enough to get Junior to unlock her Aura so she would be more powerful.
    • Mozart gets a heavy dose of this, managing to stand up to Arthur Watts on his own, and only being forced into a corner when Atalanta begins sniping at him. Even when Phantom of the Opera tries to intervene in his and Arthur's fight, he is quickly dispatched by Mozart. It takes Atalanta rushing him to finally capture him.
    • Sanson technically gets a case of this, being capable of, at least not getting instantly murdered by Cu Chulainn Alter. He still nearly gets pasted several times, Tyrian escapes with Nursery Rhyme, and it takes the intervention of Mata Hari in order for Sanson to escape alongside Jack the Ripper and Nobukatsu.
  • Adaptation Relationship Overhaul:
    • In canon, Assassin Kiritsugu Emiya doesn't want anything to do with Irisviel and is annoyed that she clings to him because he looks like her husband. Here, he ended up falling in love with her after deciding that since he's on a break from being a Counter Guardian, he should live a little.
    • Medea (Lily) and Atalanta, while annoyed with Jason, usually help him out unless he's in the wrong. For reasons unknown to him and his allies, they attempt to kill him after a quick betrayal.
  • Always Someone Better: Ironwood's Ace Operative Harriet Bree prides herself on her Super Speed, but Okita is much faster than her. Harriet doesn't take it well and keeps challenging Okita to races, which Okita wins every time.
  • Amnesiac Hero: Salieri cannot remember much of recent events, since he was insane most of the time.
  • Arbitrary Skepticism:
    • The Servants who allied with Salem told her all about Ritsuka and her adventures. Salem, despite being an immortal magic user cursed by the gods and seeing the Servants' abilities, finds the stories hard to believe.
    • Sieg decides to tell the White Fang about his origins and Chaldea. Sienna finds it hard to believe. Adam calls her out on it after all the amazing things they have seen Sieg do. Sienna finally believes after Sieg transforms into Siegfried before her eyes.
  • Badass Teacher: Hektor becomes a teacher at Signal Academy. Even when weakened and forced to pace himself from lack of Mana, he is still good at teaching people how to fight.
  • Bare-Handed Blade Block: Odysseus effortlessly catches Adam's sword Wilt with his hand and shatters the blade by squeezing.
  • Bequeathed Power: Mozart gets captured by Arthur Watts and Atalanta. Right before he is knocked out, he uses his Eine Kleine Nachtmusik skill to power up his teammates.
  • Big Damn Heroes:
    • Hektor arrives in time to save Ruby and Yang from the Grimm. Then, when he starts to tire, Qrow shows up and kills the last one.
    • Asterios arrives in time to force the Nuckelavee to retreat from Nora and Ren.
    • Sieg arrives in time to help the leaders of the White Fang against some racist soldiers.
    • Jason manages to get enough Mana to summon Medea Lily and Atalanta, but they turn on him and try to kill him. When they eventually put him on the ropes, he manages to summon Mandricardo, Charlotte Corday, and Asclepius, who force the two to retreat.
  • Blessed with Suck: Since Salieri is an Avenger, he runs on The Power of Hate. Unfortunately for him, he attracts the Grimm (since the Grimm are attracted to negative emotions) like moths to a flame, until even he is overwhelmed and almost dies.
  • Bystander Syndrome: Kama runs into Salem's forces, but although she is probably powerful enough to beat them, she decides to leave because she doesn't care, even when they try to attack her.
  • Cold Equation: Kiritsugu and Irisviel run into Ivan the Terrible. Ivan says his very existence drains too much Mana from Ritsuka, even if Irisviel tried to fuel him, and with Ritsuka's injuries, she needs all the Mana she can get. The logical choice would be to kill him, but they come up with another way. They seal Ivan in a cave and Kiritsugu puts a bubble of frozen time around him, promising to come back and restore him once they find and heal Ritsuka.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Ironwood orders Jason to fight a bunch of robots to prove himself. He uses the environment to his advantage to do a lot of sneak attacks, a lot of Deadly Dodging to make the robots shoot each other, then he steals and crushes bullets from a downed robot to sprinkle the robots with the Dust and ignite it with sparks from his sword on a handkerchief to blow them up.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Several of these end up dished out by various characters.
    • During Sieg and Adam's raid on a Dust storage Facility, Columbus forces them both into a fighting retreat. The addition of Old Li Shuwen, followed by Sienna just makes it more of a Curb Stomp Cushion.
    • Mozart, of all people, manages one of these on Phantom of the Opera when a team led by Arthur Watts moves to capture him. In the span of about three seconds he not only hands the Phantom his ass, but even kills him.
    • Salome is on the receiving end of this thanks to Jack the Ripper's Maria the Ripper Noble Phantasm, which is a One-Hit Kill on female targets at night while it is misty.
  • Didn't See That Coming: When Odysseus learns that Sieg is a member of the White Fang, he comments it would have made sense if it was Atalanta, Asterios, or even Ivan the Terrible, but he never expected Sieg.
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: Kiritsugu does serious damage to Salem by shooting her twice with his Origin Bullets. Unfortunately, they fail to kill her and she heals from them, forcing him and Irisviel to run.
  • Drama-Preserving Handicap: Due to Ritsuka's injuries and the distances between her and the Servants, they don't have a lot of Mana and have to use their abilities sparingly. Jason cannot summon the Argonauts; however, he can hear their voices and they can hand him items to assist him. The only ones who don't have this problem are Irisviel, who has practically unlimited Mana from the Holy Grail within her, and Kiritsugu since Irisviel can share her Mana with him, and even then she needs to rest from time to time. Some of them like Sieg and Euryale can mitigate this somewhat by awakening their Aura.
  • Dying Moment of Awesome: Achilles intended to go out like this when he defends Argus from the Grimm despite running out of Mana. He fights until he collapses, but Chloe von Einzbern saves him.
  • Enemy Mine: Odysseus is ordered to hunt down and arrest the White Fang. When he finds them, he finds Sieg, then the camp is attacked by the Grimm. He doesn't hesitate to help them fend the Grimm off, and Adam and Sienna tell the others he is on their side for now.
  • Energy Absorption: Some Servants like Asterios and Odysseus learn they can absorb Dust to replenish their strength.
  • Entertainingly Wrong:
    • Ironwood thinks that Ritsuka is one of the Maidens of the Seasons after learning she has magical powers, thinks Jason and his comrades are mercenaries hired to protect her, and thinks the Oprichniki are humanoid Grimm.
    • Due to Salieri's strange powers and amnesia, Mariel seems to think he's an Atlas experiment that Escaped from the Lab.
  • Evil Twin: Ritsuka had Rider Ivan the Terrible as a Servant and ally, but the group ran into an evil Ivan, who used his Oprichniki to plant the bomb that blew up Chaldea. It is later revealed there are a lot of evil versions of the Servants who joined Salem.
  • Evil vs. Evil: The various criminal factions are in a war for territory and dominance. Euryale sides with Junior and earns his trust by defeating Mercury Black and forcing him to retreat from Junior's Club.
  • Eye Scream: Hektor kills some of the Grimm by flicking pebbles with the force of bullets through their eyes and into their brains.
  • Face–Heel Turn: During Jason's trip from Atlas, he summons Medea (Lily) to help the Master who's still in a coma, only to be betrayed by her, and later Atalanta when calling her. According to him and some of his fellow summoned Argonauts, Jason hasn't done anything he knows to warrant this betrayal. It's implied the two are the ones who meet Salem and tell her what they knew of Jason and everything else.
  • Friend to All Children: Asterios is this to a young Ren and Nora, protecting them from harm and caring for them upon escaping the Nuckelavee.
  • Give Me a Sword: When Adam's sword is destroyed, Sieg lets him have his.
  • Gods Need Prayer Badly: Achilles comments that since no one on Remnant has heard of the Servants, they are not as strong. He notes it is similar to when the people of Chaldea were the only people who believed in them when they were fighting the Singularities and Lostbelts, so he is used to it.
  • Good Cannot Comprehend Evil: Sieg is bewildered when he sees the conflict between humans and Faunus and says he cannot understand why people would fight each other over superficial differences.
  • The Greatest Story Never Told: Jason sadly calls Kirschtaria Wodime the greatest Magus the world had never known, and Ritsuka the Master the world would never revere.
  • Hearing Voices: Much to Salieri's annoyance, he periodically hears Mozart's voice in his head. With the reveal that Mozart was, at least at some point in time, alive, it is unknown if he is actually just hearing things, or if Mozart is somehow communicating with him.
  • Honorary Uncle: Ruby and Yang treat Hektor as their second uncle after Qrow.
  • Honor Before Reason: Bedivere refuses to steal or work with criminals even though he and Euryale don't have any money and can't get regular jobs because they are trying to stay hidden. Euryale shrugs and gets a job working for the shady club owner Junior.
  • Humanoid Abomination: The Oprichniki can be seen as this, with Ironwood mistaking them for humanoid Grimm.
  • I Have Your Wife: Shortly after Jason and Okita find the comatose Ritsuka, Okita collapses from her tuberculosis and is given treatment by Ironwood's men. Ironwood basically forces Jason to work for him if he wants to see them again.
  • I'm Not a Hero, I'm...: Sieg convince Sienna that to get respect, the White Fang should act like heroes by protecting everyone, not just Faunus. Adam sadly says he's not a hero because he hates humans and the Schnees too much, but Sieg insists Adam already is a hero to the Faunus and he will help him be a hero to all.
  • Impersonating an Officer:
    • Odysseus pretends to be a soldier from Atlas on a top secret mission.
    • Hektor runs into James Moriarty who is pretending to be an inspector.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: Euryale can shoot bullets with her arrows and shoot already fired arrows on the ground to make them fly up and hit her targets.
  • Inertial Impalement: Hektor kills a Beowolf by holding out his spear and letting it run into it.
  • In-Series Nickname: Jason calls Okita "Sakura".
  • I Will Find You: The Servants are all determined to find Ritsuka, and Asterios and Euryale also want to find each other.
  • Made of Iron: The Servants are not Immune to Bullets here, presumably because the bullets have Dust. Sieg gets shot in the chest and doesn't lose consciousness, and Jason gets shot several times and still defeats his opponents.
  • The Magic Touch: After Sieg gives Adam his sword, he picks up Adam's broken sword and turns it into Balmung.
  • Major Injury Underreaction: Adam chops off Christopher Columbus' leg. Columbus doesn't even react and nonchalantly reattaches it as his Healing Factor fixes the damage.
  • Mana Drain: Sherlock Holmes has settled in Argus and for some reason is draining all the Mana in the area for himself. This is why Achilles nearly dies and Moriarty and Chloe have to escape with him.
  • Mistaken Nationality:
    • People think Odysseus is from Atlas due to his looks and advanced-looking armor. Mariel Ban, the woman who finds Salieri, thinks he is from Atlas due to his looks and because he said he is from a place with a lot of snow.
    • Caroline Cordovin assumes Jason is from Vacuo and Okita is from Mistral.
  • Mugging the Monster: A bunch of unsavory types try to rob Bedivere and/or abduct Euryale, but Bedivere kicks their butts.
  • Nonchalant Dodge: When Cu Chulainn Alter throws his spear Gae Bolg at Kama, she tilts her head to dodge it. Tristan fires an arrow at Kama and she twists out of the way.
  • Noodle Incident: Adam tells Sieg that he ran into Asterios, Ren, and Nora at one point and tried to recruit Asterios into the White Fang, but when he insulted and threatened Ren and Nora for being human, Asterios beat him up.
  • No OSHA Compliance: When the White Fang prepares to rob a Dust facility, Sieg notices how unsafe the building is, including that the fire escape is locked from the outside. Adam comments that the Schnee Dust Company tends to cut corners.
  • No-Sell: Salieri's Noble Phantasm, Dio Santissimo Misericordia de mi, has no effect on the Grimm.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: Jason and Okita have done quite a bit of adventures in Atlas while serving Ironwood.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Everyone on Remnant thinks Okita's name is Sakura.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: Cu Chulainn Alter is normally stoic, barely talks, and only does what he is told. As soon as he sees Kama, he warns Salem she is dangerous and tries to kill her.
  • Power Misidentification: The people of Remnant often mistake the Servants' abilities for Semblances. People think Odysseus' magical armor is Powered Armor from Atlas. Sieg and Jason get injured but still defeat their opponents with just their weapons, so they are mistaken for Badass Normal types who didn't get their Aura unlocked. Adam activates Sieg's Aura, which boosts his power and allows him to use his abilities, then Adam is amazed that he's already mastered his Semblance.
  • The Reveal:
    • Many of the Servants arrived at different times. When Odysseus has been there for three days and runs into Sieg, Sieg says he's been there for two years.
    • Several Servants like Cu Chulainn Alter, Medea Lily, Atalanta, Avicebron, Tristan, the evil Ivan the Terrible, Amakusa Shirou, and Tamamo Vitch have joined forces with Salem because they hate Ritsuka for one reason or another and want to find and kill her. They are implied to be the versions whom Ritsuka defeated. Atalanta is assigned to infiltrate the White Fang and assassinate Sieg. Tyrian Callows has formed a contract with Nursery Rhyme and seems to have been driven even more insane. Salem has captured Miyamoto Musashi and turned her into an Alter.
    • Christopher Columbus and the old Li Shuwen are working for the Schee Dust Company.
    • At some point, Mozart, Charles-Henri Sanson & Mata Hari were all living together in Mantle with Jack the Ripper, Nursery Rhyme & Nobukatsu Oda under their care. Someone threatens Marie Antoinette, who is apparently in Vale, forcing Mozart to confront Arthur Watts alongside two other Servants, which ends with his capture. Sanson is ambushed by Tyrian, Cu Chulainn Alter and Salome. While Salome is easily dispatched, Tyrian escapes with Nursery Rhyme, and only Mata Hari's intervention via a stolen Bullhead and charmed pilot saves Sanson, Jack and Nobukatsu, leaving them to flee Mantle.
  • Seen It All: After all his adventures as a Counter Guardian and as a Servant of Chaldea, Kiritsugu isn't fazed by the Grimm and Salem.
  • Shoot the Bullet: Euryale can shoot bullets out of the air with her arrows.
  • Spit Take: Ironwood tells Ozpin about how he found Ritsuka, Jason, and Okita. When he says his belief that Ritsuka is one of the Maidens, Ozpin spits out his coffee.
  • Take Up My Sword: When Achilles is dying, he summons his shield and spear and intends to give them to Moriarty while telling him to find Ritsuka. Chloe saves him, but he remains unconscious. The two escape Argus while carrying Achilles and the shield, but have to leave the spear behind. It is implied a young Pyrrha Nikos will pick it up.
  • Taking the Bullet: In a flashback, Marie Antoinette knocked Caligula out of the way when Aphrodite fired a blast at him, and was seemingly vaporized.
  • Teleportation: When they arrive in Remnant and right before Ritsuka went into a coma, she used her Command Spell to tell her Servants to survive. This teleports the ones around her, including Mash, away. Ironwood arrived in time to witness this.
  • Undressing the Unconscious: Salieri slays a gigantic horde of Grimm and passes out from exhaustion and his injuries. Mariel carries him into her home and treats his injuries. He wakes up to find he's been changed from his suit to a cotton shirt and pants.
  • Who Names Their Kid "Dude"?: Several times, when the Servants introduce themselves with their real names, someone says their names are weird.
  • Worf Had the Flu: Due to lack of Mana, the Servants cannot go all out in fights.
  • Worthy Opponent:
    • After their brief fight, Salem admires Kiritsugu's skill and professionalism.
    • The Servants who want to kill Ritsuka still admire and respect her.
  • Wrecked Weapon: Odysseus shatters Adam's sword Wilt.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: After about a year on Remnant, Hektor runs into James Moriarty, giving him hope that he'll find the others soon. While on the phone with Moriarty, Moriarty then finds Achilles... just as he dies from running out of Mana. The two are heartbroken... until the next chapter revealed Chloe von Einzbern, who for all intents and purposes acts as Moriarty's assistant, saved Achilles by donating some of her Mana.
  • You Are Better Than You Think You Are:
    • When Mariel attempts to unlock Salieri's Aura, he starts telling himself it won't work because he doesn't have a soul, but Mozart's voice assures him that he does. The process works, cheering him up.
    • Sieg tells Adam he believes he can be a true hero.
  • You Have GOT to Be Kidding Me!: Achilles does this when he introduces himself, only for a woman to say his name sounds stupid.
  • You Must Be Cold: Jason and Okita wake up in Solitas and start suffering from the cold. Jason gives her the Golden Fleece and she wraps herself up in it.
  • You Remind Me of X:
    • Salem and the Grimm remind Kiritsugu and Irisviel of Tiamat and her children.
    • When Salieri learns Mariel's name, he can't help but think of Marie Antoinette, even though she looks nothing like her. Later, when she puts on a cowboy outfit, he is reminded of Billy the Kid.

    A Sun for the Schnee 
  • Arrested for Heroism: Shortly after Karna saves Willow and her children from the White Fang, Jacques has him arrested. Fortunately, Ironwood lets him go after seeing that he has done nothing wrong and saved them.
  • Drama-Preserving Handicap: A flaw in the summoning means Karna can only gather Mana from Willow when they are within 20 feet of each other. Any further and he starts to weaken. To defeat the White Fang soldiers attacking her family, he has to quickly teach her about Command Spells and she spends one to give him enough strength. Later, he manages to form a contract with her daughter Winter, giving him two sources of Mana, but it has the same 20 foot limit.
  • Dungeon Bypass: Karna busts through a wall to outmaneuver some White Fang thugs and save Whitley Schnee from them.
  • Mistaken for Cheating: Jacques suspects Willow and Karna are having an affair.
  • Nom de Mom: Karna decides to introduce himself as Karna Pandava, after his mother's family.
  • Parrying Bullets: Karna effortlessly uses his spear to deflect bullets.
  • Self-Restraint: When Karna is arrested, he tells himself he'll only resist if Willow is in danger. Fortunately, she isn't and Ironwood quickly releases him.
  • Super Hearing: When Karna is arrested, he is able to hear what everyone is saying even though he's in a soundproof interrogation room.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Jacques is not grateful to Karna after he saves his family from the White Fang.
  • Who Names Their Kid "Dude"?: When Karna introduces himself, an officer says that is a strange name.

    The Lone Meteor 
  • Heroic Sacrifice: The story ends with Arash using Stella to defeat Arthur Alter. Using Stella kills him.
  • The Paragon: The people of Remnant consider Arash the shining example of a hero and many seek to emulate him.

    Can I be a Hero? 
  • The Atoner: Saber Gilles de Rais is determined to make up for the crimes he committed while he was alive and the crimes of his Caster self.
  • Evil Twin: The Caster Gilles de Rais is this to his Saber counterpart.
  • Replacement Goldfish: Saber Gilles de Rais decided to train Jaune due to seeing a bit of Jeanne d'Arc in him.
  • Secret Keeper: Saber Gilles de Rais knows about Ozpin's true identity and promised to keep the secret.

    The War Without a Grail 
  • And the Adventure Continues: The story ends with Siegfried saying they may have saved Beacon, but the war against the Grimm is just beginning.
  • Cover Innocent Eyes and Ears: Siegfried tells Ruby and Pyrrha Nikos to look away as Cinder is killed.
  • Death by Adaptation: Siegfried kills the Grimm Dragon and Ruler Amakusa Shirou kills Cinder Fall to stop the Fall of Beacon.
  • No Name Given: Other than Saber Siegfried, Assassin Semiramis, and Ruler Amakusa Shirou, the other Servants are not named. However, their descriptions and attitudes are enough to identify them and the author confirmed one reviewer's guesses on their identities. Archer is Napoleon, Lancer is Nezha, Rider is Sakata Kintoki, Caster is Circe, and Berserker is Mori Nagayoshi.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: The Servants intervene before Cinder can kill Pyrrha.
  • Villainous Breakdown: When Cinder sees she is outmatched against the Servants even with her Fall Maiden powers, she is left screaming in rage at them, asking where they came from and why they interfered with her affairs.

    The Shining Beacon 
  • Clap Your Hands If You Believe: According to the author, the reason why Okita and a few other Servants are Faunus is because the White Lancer was a Faunus, so the people of Remnant assume Servants should naturally be Faunus. Since Servants are partially shaped by beliefs, this means any Servant summoned has about a 50/50 chance of becoming a Faunus.
  • The Knights Who Say "Squee!": Yang and Blake are aspiring Huntresses, and although they don't know who their Servants are, they become excited that they are in the presence of heroes, then even more excited that they know who the Star Bound Magus and the White Lancer are.
  • Legend Fades to Myth: The Star Bound Magus and the White Lancer are very famous as heroes, but so much time has passed that no one really knows what they were like or even what their real names were.
  • Oh, Crap!: When Yang tells Mordred about the Star Bound Magus and the White Lancer, Mordred stops and has to calm herself down because their descriptions resemble Chaldea's old enemies Kirschtaria Wodime and Caenis. Okita has a similar reaction.
  • You Have GOT to Be Kidding Me!: Mordred is incredulous when Yang has no idea who she or King Arthur is. Then she sees the broken moon and realizes she isn't on Earth anymore.

    The Pledge 
  • Absurdly Sharp Blade: Nightingale had her Aura awakened and her Semblance lets her summon a scalpel that can slice through anything, even Grimm armor, like a hot knife through butter.
  • Adaptational Badass: Faunus were made in Arjuna Alter's image, so they have the potential to develop magical abilities, though this is rare and most hide them as their Semblance. Blake has these abilities, but hides them.
  • The Alcoholic: Cu Chulainn makes himself useful around Menagerie, but is depressed about all the friends he lost and loses himself in drink.
  • Always Someone Better: Downplayed. Even when Gudao is injured and unconscious, Ozpin can sense that he has far more magical energy in his body. Though to be fair, Ozpin has lost most of his magic by that point while it is implied Gudao only has this much magic because of Avalon in him.
  • Ambiguously Human: Supposedly Gudao Fujimaru is no longer 'human' as stated by Nightingale. When Robin Hood wakes up, he clarifies that Gudao has become like a faerie and a living Heroic Spirit similar to Arturia Pendragon.
  • An Arm and a Leg: Robin Hood lost an arm, Hans lost a leg, Avicebron lost an arm and both legs, and Gudao lost an arm and a leg in the battle against Beast VII.
  • Anger Born of Worry: When Nemo's group runs into Caenis, who had joined the Branwen Tribe, she screams that they had her worried sick because they had been separated for so long. She then loses her temper and attacks them.
  • Antagonist in Mourning: Cu Chulainn remarks that he hated EMIYA, but he misses him the most.
  • Anti-Villain: Jacques is a bad man, even he admits to it. Fully aware he's done crappy things and turned Nicholas' company to a bad legacy. However, he strives to be a hero of sorts, or at the least be somebody that could leave a good legacy behind while wishing to be like his fairy tale heroes such as the Neo Argonauts and Romani. Wanting to re-create Chaldea with decent enough intentions with Weiss as the 49th Master of Chaldea.
  • Artificial Limbs: Nightingale orders replacement limbs from Ironwood for the other survivors.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: Jaune is not a capable combatant, but his team is the only one to beat Voyager during Gudao's first class, simply because Jaune was able to figure out how Voyager's Swingby worked, and formulating a plan to keep him from building up speed to blitz his team like everyone else.
  • Badass Teacher: Once all the survivors wake up, they get jobs at Beacon. Nightingale becomes a nurse, Anderson becomes a librarian, Avicebron becomes a math teacher, Robin Hood teaches a course on wilderness survival, and Gudao becomes a combat instructor.
  • Big Damn Heroes:
    • Captain Nemo & Benienma's timely arrival to save Van Gogh from the Imaginary Numbers Sea.
    • During the Beacon Initiation, Nightingale rescues a few students who get overwhelmed by the Grimm. They fail the exam and are sent home, but it is better than dead.
    • After Teams RWBY and JNPR defeat the Nevermore and Deathstalker, they get attacked by an enormous Geist Golem. Robin Hood and Nightingale intervene, reasoning that since they already got the chess pieces, the test is over. Even they cannot do much to it, but Weiss manages to temporarily turn Mandricardo solid, and he destroys it with a single blow.
  • Born Unlucky: A downplayed trope, but when Gudao decides to use the last nine quartz for a summoning, he ends up with two Craft Essences and summons Voyager as the last. He then laments how he was very lucky with Voyager, with Nightingale agreeing as usually he gets Craft Essences and other useless stuff.
  • Buried Alive: When Cu Chulainn arrives in Remnant, he materializes underground and has to dig his way out.
  • Casting a Shadow: Blake is able to make constructs of darkness.
  • Chekhov's Armory: The arsenal of weaponry Cu Chulainn is carrying seems to be this.
    • Arjuna's prophecy requires 'the Restraints of the Round Table' to be released, and Cu is carrying Add, who has these restraints on him.
    • Durandal is being carried as well, and Mandricardo has been summoned, who is capable of using the sword to its fullest if he is deemed worthy.
    • The Gram dagger is another probable example, being a piece of the Demonic sword Gram, which is used by a Dragon Slayer... now what was the creature that destroyed Beacon in the show again?
  • Crippling Overspecialization: Gudao notices that many of the students favor long range combat, but are inexperienced or lack the right weapons for close quarters combat. He decides he has to correct this.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: During Gudao's first lesson, he scrambles up the first years and tests them against Voyager. Five out of the six teams get mulched, with Cardin's and Ruby's receiving the worst beating, as Cardin is not only a poor leader, but his team fails to do anything meaningful, while Ruby herself is completely countered by Voyager, and due to how Swingby works, he's able to completely defeat Ruby's group.
  • Determinator:
    • According to Mandricardo, being on the damaged Throne of Heroes meant one had to have determination and will. However, while everyone originally had this thought, one has to have it constantly. A single falter is all it takes before the Servant is removed from the Throne for good. Thus why only a few are left.
    • An even bigger, offscreen example occurs from Gilgamesh, who according to Mandricardo, is holding the Throne of Heroes together on "his own Ego, determination and willpower."
  • Deadly Dodging: Mandricardo tricks a Beowolf into lunging at him. It passes through his intangible body and crashes into another Beowolf.
  • Deadly Training Area: Due to Remnant being a dangerous world in general, naturally the Academies have exams where with the exception of Atlas, usually ends with death for some to train them. Ozpin admits that Gudao might be against it while Nightingale may lower the deaths that happen.
  • Drama-Preserving Handicap:
    • While currently unknown, it would appear Nightingale and likely the other Servants won't be able to use their full power including Noble Phantasms for long due to what happened to them.
    • Downplayed in the case of Mandricardo, who has been rendered intangible due to some quirk in his summoning, and therefore can't fight, when he's normally an amazing combat Servant.
  • Dying Moment of Awesome: While not said, the way Nightingale describes how some of the Servants and humans like Mash and Director Goredolf went out sounded awesome. The latter having taken out five Servants including an Alter of Cu himself. His final words were, "Keep fighting!" Captain Nemo reveals that Goredolf made it to the Throne of Heroes.
  • Evil Twin: Beast VII had several evil versions of the Servants under her control.
  • Extremely Short Timespan: By the author's own admission, most of the current chapters (7 out of 8 as of this writing) have taken place over the course of a single day, which also happens to be the exact same day that Ruby ends up being admitted, which means Episode 1 of RWBY wasn't even over yet.
  • Eye Scream:
    • Gudao lost an eye in the battle against Beast VII.
    • Nightingale killed EMIYA Alter by shooting him in the eye three times.
  • Fish out of Temporal Water: A given since the survivors are roughly 39000 years in the future.
  • Foreshadowing:
    • While most remains of the old world including Chaldea are lost, there are remains out there. Which means if one is lucky enough, they can find things as Jacques himself knows of the old world to an extent including Chaldea, the Servants, and even some of their adventures. This implies that other characters beyond Ozpin's circle knows of the old world.
    • Robin Hood and Ozpin's conversation is rife with this, among those seen so far, Ren's Semblance, Weiss' Summoning Semblance, Ozpin's association with Yang and Ruby's parents and of course, anything involving Salem.
    • Another example is Ironwood and the Saint Quartz, of the six he keeps, one has been used, three have been locked in his office, but two were given to Pietro Polendina for the M374 project. Reading into the setting you'll find that this number is significant. It's Penny's project designation.
  • Godzilla Threshold: The forces of Chaldea pulled out all the stops to fight Beast VII, including using a lot of Broken Phantasms. Making a wish on the Grails was the absolute last resort.
  • Gone Horribly Right: When Mandricardio leads the Geist Golem off a cliff, keeping it off the students path. Instead, this allows it to gather more material to become bigger, stronger, and a high threat to all of Teams RWBY and JNPR with the adults shocked by it.
  • The Good Guys Always Win: Inverted. As Nightingale states that up until now, Chaldea always won against every threat, even if wasn't always easy. Beast VII's Nega-Chaldea Skill changed that.
  • Hero-Worshipper: Jacques idolizes Romani Archaman and modeled himself after him.
  • Hope Bringer: When Nightingale uses her Noble Phantasm, Nightingale Pledge, to purge herself and the other survivors of Beast VII's poison, the holy light fills Ozpin, Glynda, and Ironwood with hope and Ozpin begins to believe that Salem can be defeated.
  • Hopeless with Tech: Unlike the other survivors, Avicebron is unable to figure out how to use a scroll. Hans gets annoyed.
  • How Is That Even Possible?: Ozpin shows Qrow the photo of Team STRQ that Gudao got as a Craft Essence. Qrow is baffled; he recognizes it as a scene from their past, but they were completely alone and no one took a picture.
  • Hunter of His Own Kind: Abigail alongside Carter, Merlin, and surprisingly Astolfo help the Foreigner kill Outer Gods they can find in the universe. With Van Gogh saying she couldn't sense the Outer God that used her anymore.
  • I Am Not Weasel: When Blake realizes that Hans and Gudao have magical powers, she assumes that they are Faunus, just with hidden animal traits.
  • I Hate Past Me: Van Gogh, aka Clytie, admits plunging herself into the Imaginary Sea was stupid where Nemo tells her had he not been there, she'd be trapped for eternity.
  • I'm a Doctor, Not a Placeholder: When Ozpin asks Nightingale to clarify what the Restraints of the Round Table are and other information about the past, she says, "I am a nurse, not a warrior, not some strategist, or philosopher or even someone who can be trusted with delicate information."
  • Inconvenient Summons: When Mandricardo is summoned by Weiss, he sees what Jacques really is. And while tame compared to others, tries to scare him off which works...to bad that whatever Jacques did with the summoning circle, has made the Servant transparent like and unable to physically touch anybody, let aside attack. The business man using this to his advantage and robbing him of all the info he wants.
  • The Insomniac: Gudao has trouble sleeping because he has nightmares of his past adventures every time he closes his eyes. However, when he summons Voyager, he cheers up enough to sleep peacefully.
  • It's All My Fault: When Anderson wakes up and remembers the battle against Beast VII's forces, he starts attacking himself because he stubbornly refused to power up Kiara Sessyoin because he disliked her. By the time he realized they need her at full power, she was killed. He is thinking that if he wasn't so stubborn, they could have won.
  • I Will Find You: Captain Nemo and Benienma spent three years searching for Van Gogh and never gave up until they found her.
  • I Will Wait for You: Captain Nemo says Gilgamesh and the other Heroic Spirits hold on to hope that they will be summoned and meet Gudao again.
  • Kill 'Em All: The story starts with everybody in Chaldea except the main characters being killed.
  • King in the Mountain: After creating the new world and the Brother Gods, Arjuna Alter went into slumber, with a prophecy saying he'll only wake if all thirteen seals of the Restraints of the Round Table are broken. Until the survivors of Chaldea arrived, this prophecy was impossible to fulfill since Ozpin had no idea what the Restraints of the Round Table were.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em:
    • A few of the Beacon initiates survived because they realized they were outmatched and retreated.
    • Nemo, Van Gogh, and Benienma face the Branwen Tribe. And while they easily deal with the regular men at first, when Caenis shows up, they run instantly without looking back.
  • Laughing Mad: Jacques has this when he has Mandricardo give him all the necessary information he personally wants. Including the location of the original Chaldea.
  • Language Barrier: The crate of items from Chaldea includes several journals, but except for the numbers, dates, and names, nobody in Remnant can read them.
  • Last of His Kind:
    • The Throne of Heroes was damaged and many Heroic Spirits were removed. The only ones left are Gilgamesh, Enkidu, Ereshkigal, Voyager, Okita Alter, Caenis, Yu Miaoyi, Xiang Yu, Jason, Mandricardo, Moriarty, Captain Nemo, Mash Kyrielight, and Goredolf Musik. Abigail Williams, Hokusai, Yang Guifei, and Van Gogh are not in the Throne, but survived Beast VII's attack in the Imaginary Sea or the Reverse Side of the World. Benienma reveals that Abigail summoned Merlin and Astolfo at some point to accompany her on her travels.
    • Benienma states she is the last enma (judge of Hell), but was able to use that to her advantage as she could enter and leave the Throne whenever she wants. Something Nemo begged her to use to save Van Gogh.
    • All these characters, Nightingale's group, Cu Chulainn, and Arjuna Alter are the last members of the old world.
  • Legend Fades to Myth: Ozpin says that Chaldea is one of the most obscure myths on Remnant. He later explains that before going into slumber, Arjuna Alter told the Brother Gods all about Chaldea so his old comrades would not be forgotten. They told the first incarnation of humanity, but after it was wiped out and replaced with the second incarnation, only Ozpin, Salem, and the people they choose to tell know about it. Even Ozpin isn't clear on many of the details since the stories were already very old by the time he was born.
  • Lost Language: Aside from amazingly, English, so far every other language is long gone by the time the world is re-made. Hans himself then lamenting that since Romani and Gudao wrote only in Japanese, then most people won't even be able to understand the journals.
  • Lost Technology: James Ironwood says that Atlas found a crate full of items from Chaldea, but they couldn't figure out how they work.
  • Man of Kryptonite:
    • Beast VII has the Skill Nega-Chaldea, allowing her to overcome anything Chaldea could throw at her.
    • Voyager neutralizes Ruby Rose because his Skill Swingby allows him to absorb kinetic energy. This shuts down her Super Speed and makes him more powerful.
  • Megaton Punch: How Goredolf achieved a Mutual Kill with Cu Chulainn Alter.
  • Mirror Match: The Servants often had to fight evil versions of themselves, Downplayed as while clearly there were evil versions of themselves, it is never shown onscreen a Servant actually fighting themselves.
  • Mission from God: In addition to his canon mission to oppose Salem and unite humanity, the Brothers also assigned Ozpin to receive and assist the survivors of Chaldea when they arrived.
  • Mugging the Monster: Shay D Mann and other members of the Branwen Tribe try to rob Nemo, Van Gogh, and Benienma, thinking they are just helpless little kids. They kick their asses.
  • Mundane Utility: Van Gogh uses her powers to instantly change her clothes.
  • Not Quite Dead: Nightingale thought everybody in Chaldea was dead.
    • Cu Chulainn proves otherwise, refusing to die and landing in Menagerie. He even rises from a grave in a shout-out to Carnival Phantasm.
    • Several Servants like Van Gogh, Captain Nemo, and Benienma are alive in the Imaginary Sea. Nightingale can sense Yang Guifei's presence when she sees the star Fomalhaut and realizes she is alive.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: Its mentioned a few times that during imitation one of the passing teams took on a Beringel, and it's finally clarified that it was team CRDL that did so. Notable, given their relatively poor performance in the series itself.
  • Oh, Crap!:
    • Mandricardo is horrified when he realizes he is intangible and cannot harm Jacques. He has no choice but to answer Jacques' questions to stop him from hurting Weiss.
    • An even bigger one when Ozpin, Gudao, and everybody in initiation see the Golem was not only a Geist, but also became so large from debris that it was a threat to even the weakened Servants.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Aware Voyager would sound strange, Gudao introduces him as Levi.
  • Original Character: Multiple are introduced in Chapter 17, as in addition to teams RWBY, JNPR, and CRDL, we get three new teams. SFRE, THSL, and RCHD, who make up the other twelve students of the twenty-four in the first year class at Beacon.
  • Overshadowed by Awesome:
    • Ozpin internally thinks that anything Remnant has, Chaldea had better. From unique technology to even greater warriors. While admittedly skeptical at first though considering these are legends he only heard, Ozpin and his allies Glynda and James instantly believe when Nightingale uses her Noble Phantasm.
    • Blake internally thinks this when she compares her barely used magic to Weiss's own power (Servant).
  • Plot-Irrelevant Villain: Ozpin thinks this a bit as according to legends, Fujimaru and his Servants have defeated far greater foes than Salem. Thinking that compared to what they face, Salem may not even be a problem in the long run. The subverted as Chaldea, as Robin himself says, still have to try and beat her.
  • Power Crystal:
    • The crate has several pieces of Saint Quartz. Ironwood gives a few to Pietro Polendina for analysis as they seem to be more powerful than Dust. Jacques Schnee purchases one and surprisingly knows how they work, having acquired a book with the summoning spell and two other crystals. He forces Weiss to use the Saint Quartz to summon a Servant; she gets Mandricardo.
    • Pietro uses his two Quartz for Penny. And while he needed his aura to ensure the procedure was safe, its implied Penny will be a lot tougher.
  • Power-Strain Blackout: To defeat the Geist Golem, Weiss manages to use all of her power to turn Mandricardo solid for a only a few seconds, so he can kill it. She passes out from the strain.
  • Pyrrhic Victory: While Arjuna Alter did end up saving the main characters and even stopping Beast VII and her forces, it costed 98% of Chaldea Servants, the human staff, and their home. The world remade into something unknown to the remains of Chaldea.
  • Quantity vs. Quality: Ozpin likes training up quality Huntsmen. Gudao beats his opponents with quantity Servants. Both have their advantage.
  • Ramming Always Works: Just before Van Gogh ends up eating a massive attack from a 'ship' in Imaginary Numbers Space, Captain Nemo has the Nautilus ram the thing, crosses over with Big Damn Heroes.
  • Readings Are Off the Scale: When Pyrrha awakens Jaune's Aura, Glynda remotely measures it and is shocked, saying his Aura levels are off the charts.
  • Reality Ensues: When Ozpin tells Robin Hood of his secret war, he assumes Chaldea will be able to instantly kill her and win quickly. Robin Hood sadly laments that only one Servant could actually kill her and he's gone. Not to mention that while they might be powerful Servants, they still need rest. And Robin Hood admits since they know nothing of Salem and her forces let aside much of the new world, they need time to actually deal with her.
  • Related in the Adaptation: Arjuna Alter is the father of the Brothers: the God of Light and the God of Darkness.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: When Cu arrives in Menagerie, the Faunus inhabitants treat him with fear and suspicion because he's covered in injuries, carries a lot of weapons, and is a human. In contrast, their leader Ghira Belladonna offers Cu hospitality, treatment for his injuries, and to hear out his story. When he tells the story of Chaldea's last stand, Ghira and his wife Kali choose to believe him.
  • Secret Keeper: While Ironwood reluctantly gives back the stuff he found belonging to Chaldea on Nightingale's request, he secretly keeps six Quartz. Three for him, two for Pietro, and one for Jacques. The former two using it when they feel the time comes with the latter for Weiss.
  • Shell-Shocked Veteran: While all of Chaldea, including Hans has faced rough battles, the one that destroyed them shocks them all. Hans, when he wakes up, upon remembering goes into shock and hyperventilates.
  • Spirit Advisor: Given he can't really do much as he is intangible and only Weiss can hear him, even if others can see him when he isn't in spirit form, Mandricardo has become this to her. Thanks to his influence, Weiss is better at holding her temper and introduces herself to Ruby and Jaune instead of walking away. When Weiss starts ranking possible partners on their usefulness, he reminds her that she is acting like her father and that she should be better than him. He later allows Teams RWBY and JNPR to see him, believing it is better that they know.
  • Spit Take: One of the Craft Essences Gudao gets is a photo of Team STRQ. Ozpin spits out his coffee when he witnesses this.
  • Spotting the Thread:
    • Avicebron quickly discovers Weiss has some kind of magical being following her, with Ozpin, Gudao, and the other Servants concluding it must be a Servant.
    • Mandricardo at first just figured the people he saw like Gudao and Hans were just eerily look-alikes of those he knew, since he believed them to be gone. After seeing Avicebron, he finally admits it must be them and he'll talk to them later.
  • Tears of Joy:
    • Nightingale cries while thanking Arjuna Alter when she realizes what his wish did.
    • Van Gogh also experiences these when Captain Nemo and Benienma come to rescue her from the Imaginary Numbers Sea.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Weiss having a Servant is similar to her having an always active Semblance since she needs to constantly feed Mandricardo her Aura. Ozpin and Glynda explain that having her Aura constantly trained means her Aura levels will increase over time. They compare it to Qrow increasing his Aura levels due to his always active Semblance.
  • Truly Single Parent: Arjuna Alter apparently created the Brothers by himself.
  • Underestimating Badassery: Gudao tells the students that to assess them, they will fight Voyager. Several of them, including Cardin Winchester, dismiss Voyager because he looks like he's Just a Kid.
  • Walking Armory:
    • In addition to his regular weapon Gae Bolg, Cu collected many of his fallen comrades' weapons and carries them all at the same time. These include Kanshou and Bakuya, Durandal, three katanas, Sasaki Kojiro's nodachi, King David's staff, one of Sigurd's Gram daggers, a few mystic codes, a vial of Volumen, a few Origin Bullets, Billy the Kid's revolver, Fragarach, and Gray's Add.
    • One of the Original Character students, Carmen Sepia, is this, as she apparently uses no less than three different guns instead of just one weapon like most students. Gudao does note she does not seem to carry a melee weapon, and so far no shift function has been mentioned about her guns.
  • Walk on Water: Nemo and Van Gogh can walk on water, while Benienma is fast enough to run on it.
  • We Need a Distraction: During the Beacon Initiation, Mandricardo is able to assist Weiss and Ruby by making himself visible and getting the Grimm to chase him.
  • Wham Shot: Roman Torchwick notices a White Fang member whom he doesn't recognize and quickly disappears after dropping off a container of Dust. Although unnamed at the moment, her physical description indicates she is actually Yang Guifei in disguise.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: During the Beacon Initiation, just as Jaune is launched into the forest, Nightingale notices that he has no Aura and is completely untrained. She tears into Ozpin when she realizes he knew, yet basically sent him to his death.
  • Who Names Their Kid "Dude"?: When Gudao's group introduces themselves, Ruby says their names are weird.
  • Worf Had the Flu:
    • Due to unknown reasons, the Servants are all limited in some ways. While still stronger than most, they're not at full power. This doesn't help them when what Ozpin describes as an S-Rank Grimm attacks and both the students and even the Servants-due to poor compatibility-aren't able to do much against it.
    • Voyager, after beating five of the six teams in Gudao's first class, is defeated by Jaune's team (Consisting of Jaune, Yang, Carmen & Fallow) despite otherwise being in perfect condition. Reasons for this include Voyager limiting himself, as Gudao requested by only using one of his vast abilities to act as his Semblance, and only going until his Aura broke, which was accomplished relatively easily by Yang delivering one hell of a punch to his back, powered up by her own Semblance. Also accounting for this victory was Jaune refusing to play by Voyager's game, and not giving him any energy to work with via Swingby.
  • Wrecked Weapon:
    • The Servants used a lot of Broken Phantasms on Beast VII and her forces. Mash tried to shoot her with the Black Barrel, but she killed her and destroyed it before she could fire.
    • When Shay D Mann tries to shoot Van Gogh, she plugs the barrel of his gun with her paintbrush, causing it to explode.
  • You Remind Me of X:
    • Robin Hood sees how a few students of Remnant remind him of other Servants like Jaune and Jeanne alongside Pyrrha and Achilles. Ozpin even admits that this trope is basically why he allows Jaune into Beacon despite knowing his application is filled with completely false information.
    • Mandricardo remarks to himself that Jacques abusing Weiss reminds him of Shinji and Sakura Matou, having been told about them by Medusa.
    • When Ozpin becomes evasive in his explanations, Avicebron mutters that he's just like Sherlock Holmes.

    Released to Remnant 
  • Can't Kill You, Still Need You: When they travel together, Hassan becomes worried that Sasaki will kill her. He points out killing her will gain him nothing and he would prefer her as a companion rather than braving the desert alone.
  • Cassandra Truth: After seeing Sasaki's sword skills when he slays a Grimm, Hassan thinks he is a Saber and won't believe him when he says he is an Assassin. While walking to civilization, they tell each other about the Grail Wars they experienced and she won't believe him when he recounts how he fended off Heracles.
  • Fastball Special: Artoria battles a Goliath that picks up several lesser Grimm with its trunk and hurls them at her.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: Artoria retreats when faced with a whole herd of Goliaths.
  • Let's You and Him Fight: When Hassan and Sasaki are summoned next to each other, they assume they are in a Grail War and attack each other, only to be interrupted by the Grimm. After taking the Grimm out, they stop fighting when they realize they have no Masters and no instructions from the Grail, so they decide to travel together.
  • Mundane Utility: Dantes and Robyn go to a casino. Dantes uses his Golden Rule ability to win every game of poker he plays.
  • Razor Wind: Artoria uses her Strike Air technique to summon wind and tear the Grimm apart, including a Goliath.
  • Those Were Only Their Scouts: It takes a bit of effort for Artoria to defeat a Goliath. Just as she is catching her breath, she hears more trumpets and looks up to see a herd of Goliaths, so she decides to escape.

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