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Official summary: Enforcer Contract #CIL201009-6: Investigation of possible interdimensional threat: Type-D. This request has been jointly commissioned by the Roman Catholic Church and the Mage's Association. Contract Signed, Rin Tohsaka, Enforcer Unit 09.

On her first night out as a hero, Taylor Hebert has a rather disastrous encounter with the parahuman criminal Lung. Just when it seems that all hope is lost, she is saved by a powerful stranger. The next day she discovers that her savior is part of Enforcer Unit 09, a team investigating the origins of parahumans and their powers, a mission that could save Earth - all of them.

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Thaumaturgic Awakening is a Worm and Fate/stay night crossover fic by Xylix. It follows the Good End for Unlimited Blade Works.

Chapters can be seen on Spacebattles monthly at the start of the month, or a more polished version on FF.net released a couple of weeks later. It entered a 6-9 month hiatus after Chapter 13 in order for Xylix to catch up with personal affairs, take a break and put a buffer on his work to ensure continuing quality. The series resumed in January 2018 and continued until December 2018 when it entered it's current hiatus for the author to create a new backlog. However, Xylix has not been seen on SpaceBattles since September 2019, leading some to fear the worst.

Potential unmarked spoilers for Worm and Fate/Stay Night ahead.

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This story contains examples of:

  • Absent-Minded Professor: Rin when it comes to Thaumaturgy. She regularly glosses over details or outright forgets things during her lectures. She also forgot that she hadn't told Taylor about Saber's identity before telling her about Avalon.
  • Absurdly Sharp Blade: Archer gives Overmind the blade used by Shiki Tohno, which has been upgraded into a Noble Phantasm that grants the wielder Mystic Eyes of Death Perception. However, because the power is too much for the weapon to handle, it can only be used once before self-destructing.
  • Adaptational Badass: Downplayed due to the fact that their actual threat is still considered pretty pathetic, but Overmind was flabbergasted by their potential threat after doing recon on a Merchant safe-house/armory.
  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg:
    • Machina asks for Unit 09's protection for her gang.
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    • Sundancer, when Overmind and Archer corner the Travellers.
  • An Arm and a Leg:
    • Lung loses his limbs during a fight against Caster, though they eventually grow back. He looses an arm permanently when he's recaptured.
    • Unit 09 decides to amputate all of Butcher's limbs to prevent an escape attempt.
  • Badass Biker: Saber gives an epic demonstration of her Riding skill on her motorcyclenote  during a chase in Boston with the Teeth and a disguised Eidolon.
  • Big Fancy House: Rin, Shirou, and Saber's house in Brockton Bay is a fancy mansion and yard in an old neighborhood, complete with an attached dojo and bunker-like shed, that only manages not to attract attention due to a Bounded Field.
  • Bilingual Bonus: During a text message with Saber using her Technopathy, Taylor uses the handle UXVlZW4gQWRtaW4= due to still being new to interpreting software directly with her power. Said handle is actually Base64 for 'Queen Admin'.
  • Blade on a Stick:
    • Rin wields a spear in fights. Chapter 10 reveals it to be Gae Bolg.
    • Saber wields an unnamed lance against Eidolon. It is implied to be Rhongomyniad.
  • Brain Uploading: Rin digitizes a number of Taylor's bugs to help her deal with the feedback from her technopathy.
  • Bring It: When Miss Militia tells Unit 09 what to expect due to their disregard to the "no killing" part of the unwritten rules, Caster and Saber tell her that it doesn't matter. If killing other capes means saving uninvolved civilians, then they will kill and accept the consequences.
  • Bullying a Dragon: Coil has engaged in numerous failed assassinations on Unit 09, and has tried infiltrating their house while they are away, just to see if it was possible and to gain leverage. He manages to avoid their ire due to his ability to erase the split timeline of his attempts, and leave them none the wiser.
  • Charm Person: Anyone who is sufficiently skilled at Hypnosis.
  • Civvie Spandex: With the exception of Overmind, Unit 09 forgoes masks and traditional superhero costumes, instead choosing clothes that can easily pass for civilian wear, or in Saber's case fighting in her Servant form.
  • Culture Clash: Numerous between Unit 09 and the Earth Bet natives, mostly concerning secret identities and the use of lethal force.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle:
    • Lung finds himself on both the giving and receiving end of one in the first Chapter.
    • The PRT response team at the bank heist gets completely thrashed by Unit 09, with Overmind's broken arm as their only injury.
    • The ABB and the Merchants get dismantled in a single night by the combined forces of Unit 09 and the Undersiders.
    • While a little more effort is necessary, Unit 09 is able to infiltrate and take down Citrine, Shiftstate, and Accord in order to interrogate the latter about Cauldron.
    • The Teeth are completely broken, with Spree possessed by the Butcher who is then maimed and captured by Unit 09 while the rest are either captured by the PRT or get away, but with a fraction of the power they once had.
    • During the fight at the Docks Overmind trashes Rune and Stormtiger, Archer holds of Hookwolf, and the Undersiders and Neo-Taiping deal with a remnant of ABB.
  • Do Well, But Not Perfect:
    • Unit 09's plans for the gangs. While they will be completely demolishing the Merchants, the ABB and the Empire would only be diminished enough to be controllable but still keep any other gangs from moving in. The plan falls flat when the Lung's break-out forces Unit 09 to wipe out both the ABB as well as the Merchants.
    • Caster's attitude to memory manipulation. Instead of completely erasing memories, she chooses to obscure and twist details. This way, even if she misses someone, their memories will still be suspect and they cannot testify.
  • Dropping the Bombshell: Rin, and Saber on occasion, are prone to this due to the sheer difference between a magus and a parahuman. In Chapter 11, they tell Miss Militia that they are not afraid to die and will fight with lethal force, no matter what the rules of engagement are on Earth Bet.
  • The End of the World as We Know It: What Alaya considers the presence of parahumans to be an indicator of, as every time a parahuman appears they are immediately put down by Counter Guardians. Suffice to say, that they appeared numerous times over the course of a few months is deeply concerning to the Mage's Association and The Church, who sent Unit 09, among others, to Earth Bet to investigate.
  • Enemy Civil War: With all their capes killed or captured, the ABB splits into multiple opposing gangs, with Neo-Taiping being the strongest one.
  • Enemy Mine: Kaiser tries to pull this off at the Somer Rock meeting, arguing that Unit 09's disregard of the unwritten rules, and their stated terms of what they deem as offenses, is a threat to the entire Brockton Bay villain community. It fails because the E88 is the only gang that has problems with Unit 09's demands.
  • Entertainingly Wrong: Since not many people know that Unit 09 are dimensional travelers and nobody knows about thaumaturgy, outsiders make various speculations concerning their powers, origin and goals.
    • The PRT and Protectorate conclude that multiple abilities displayed by the team are result of Archer lending powers.
    • Cauldron thinks that Unit 09 can reliably induce second triggers and add or modify powers.
  • Epic Fail: As of current chapter, every active effort to engage Unit 09 has been met with utter failure.
    • The Merchants' attempt to punish Saber, Overmind, and Regent for destroying one of their supply houses ends with Trainwreck dead, and the rest captured and compelled under Geas to serve their prison sentences fully.
    • The ABB's attack as revenge for Lung's initial capture only serves to get Lung captured again, minus a now-permanently amputated arm, and the deaths of Bakuda and Oni Lee, leaving the ABB largely composed of unpowered mooks.
    • Cauldron's effort to get back the vials Unit 09 took from Accord not only doesn't succeed, but ends up with Unit 09 capturing the Butcher for study, gaining an even bigger reputation for thrashing the Teeth, and would have gotten Eidolon killed were it not for Saber deliberately avoiding a fatal blow.
    • Rune's attempts to fight Overmind are just painful to read.
    • Overmind's arrest ends with her hacking PRT's database, stalling Piggot's attempts to interrogate her, taking the entire building hostage and getting hold of Coil's personal file.
  • Eye Scream:
    • Lung plucks his own eyeballs out rather than let Rin hypnotize him.
    • Unit 09 decide to remove the Butcher's eyeballs to prevent escape via teleportation.
  • For Want of a Nail: Butterflies, butterflies everywhere.
    • During her first Lung encounter, Taylor is saved by Rin instead of the Undersiders, leading to her joining Unit 09 and butterflying away the canon.
    • Since Taylor isn't with the Undersiders, the bank job goes much worse and the team have to be baited out by Unit 09. Their appearance results in a much more visible response from Protectorate and the PRT.
    • While Lung is still broken out, he's very quickly captured again (this time permamently maimed) and Oni Lee and Bakuda are killed. It leads to the ABB fracturing into smaller gangs, with Neo-Taiping being the most important.
    • Merchant's capes are completely wiped out and/or captured in one evening.
    • Purity publicly splits off from the Empire during the Somer's Rock meeting.
    • During their visit in Boston, Unit 09 completely trashes the Teeth and captures Spree a.k.a. Butcher XV, effectively neutering the gang. Meanwhile, Saber fights and nearly kills Eidolon.
      • Afterwards, Eidolon decides to take up Tinkering to compensate for his disappearing powers.
    • Coil concludes that Tattletale is too much trouble and tries to assassinate her.
  • Godzilla Threshold: Counter Guardians are supposed to only be used as this, and thus the Mage's Association is greatly concerned with so many being deployed in a relatively short time.
  • Grew Beyond Their Programming: Defied. Overmind immediately destroys any cyber-bug that looks like it might be evolving beyond her scope of control.
  • Heroism Incentive: Rin sees this as the Protectorate's main failure, given how the heroes make less money than professional athletes for a job that is even more specialized, and how this only tempts villains like the Undersiders to pursue a more lucrative criminal career.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard:
    • Since Caster doesn't wear a mask, she's quickly identified by a member of the ABB, allowing Lung to ambush her.
    • Overmind defeats Bakuda by sabotaging her Tinker-tech grenades, causing them to all explode at once.
    • When Overmind is arrested, she uses her time in a cell to hack PRT's database and effectively take entire building hostage.
  • Horrifying the Horror: Hemorrhagia calls Unit 09 monsters after they decide to permanently sever the limbs and remove the eyeballs of the Butcher.
  • Hypnotic Eyes:
    • Sometime during her time in Clocktower, Rin had had implanted Mystic Eyes of Whispers note , which she uses liberally to alter memories and implant suggestions. It stops short of outright mind control, due to both Rin not yet having fully mastered the ability and it taking too much time to fully dominate a person's will. However, it's still enough to disturb Earth Bet natives.
    • Taylor eventually starts learning Hypnosis herself, though she's not very comfortable with the idea. Apparently, she's unnaturally good at this, possibly due to her shard helping along.
  • Hypocrisy Nod: In his chapter, Armsmaster acknowledges to himself that if it was a member of Protectorate in Overmind's place, he would be excusing their actions.
  • Hypocrite:
    • Kaiser tries to turn others on Unit 09 by pointing out their disregard for unwritten rules. Canonically, he rewarded the man who killed Fleur in her civilian identity.
    • Hemorrhagia calls Unit 09 "monsters" when they decide to permanently maim Butcher XV to prevent his escape. Readers were quick to point out that this was coming from a member of the infamously brutal and murderous Teeth.
  • I Gave My Word: Discussed and Enforced. Rin outright says she has ways to make people keep their side of a bargain and later binds all surviving Merchants in Geas.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice:
    • Caster is impaled on Lung's claws during their rematch. It doesn't take.
    • Trainwreck is killed by Caster using Gae Bolg from behind after he takes Grue hostage.
    • Eidolon, while disguised as a cape helping Accord recover the vials that Unit 09 stole, was stabbed by Saber using a lance heavily implied to be Rhongomyniad.
  • Implausible Fencing Powers: Overmind's primary weapon is Taming Sari, which grants its wielder unparalleled defensive abilities. However, it's weaker on the offensive and can be disabled by knocking it out of hand.
  • Impractically Fancy Outfit: Overmind has this opinion of Citrine's outfit compared to other cape costumes, and not just because she's jealous of how well she pulls it off. Really.
  • In Spite of a Nail:
    • Despite joining an overall more heroic group than in canon, events still transpire so that the government considers Overmind a villain.
    • The bank job and Dinah's kidnapping still happen.
    • There is a truce meeting in the Somer's Rock though the topic is different this time.
  • Infodump: Chapter 17 acts as one denoting the life-cycle of the Entities, their shards, and etc. using Nasuverse terminology.
  • Insistent Terminology: In their first joint debriefing about their discovery of Type-D, Luvia declares that it be referred to as Type-Nidhogg, and that the shards and seedsnote  be referred to as the Scales of Nidhogg and Children of Nidhogg respectively, because using terms like parasite, shards, and seeds isn't elegant enough for her.
  • Invocation: Part and parcel of Nasuverse magic, with every magus having their own.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em:
    • Armsmaster runs away once every other hero and PRT agent is incapacitated by Unit 09.
    • Eidolon and Alexandria consider the Siberian to be a lost cause that they will do their utmost to terminate should it not be brought under control within a year.
    • Defied for Rune, Stormtiger and Hookwolf. They try to run but Overmind stops them.
    • Averted with Trickster who tries to hold Tattletale hostage even after Overmind and Archer trashed his gang, and has to be dragged of by his teammates.
    • Overmind orders the Undersiders to run away when she's captured by Armsmaster.
  • Life-or-Limb Decision: In Chapter 7, a man's leg is trapped under debris from Bakuda's bomb and would die soon from either the collapsing building or blood loss. Taylor and Grue free him by hacking off his leg with a butcher's knife.
  • Magitek: According to scientific footnotes, all Tinkertech is in reality technologically enhanced mystic codes.
  • Mass "Oh, Crap!": Every Earth Bet native when Caster puts Geas on the remaining Merchants.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • Taylor decides to pick 'Overmind' as a reference to her power's ability to expand her will and intent over simpler minds like insects. Becomes triply meaningful when you consider her skill with Hypnosis and her Technopathy.
    • Machina, knowing that her being a Tinker would come out eventually, chose a name that fit for both a Brute and a Tinker so she wouldn't have to change it later.
      • Her ABB splinter is named Neo-Taiping in honour of Taiping Dao Taoist sect of the Yellow Turban Rebellion.
  • Meaningful Rename: After concluding that Scion is not a Type, Luvia suggests they name it "Nidhogg" after the dragon that gnaws at the roots of Yggdrasil, due to the nature of how the shards cause "critical mass".
  • Memory Gambit: Accord has his memories of Cauldron temporarily erased to prevent himself from giving up information to Unit 09.
  • Me's a Crowd: The Butcher XIV commits suicide and the shard jumps to Spree.
  • No-Sell: Saber's high Anti-Magic stat allows her to negate most of parahuman powers used directly on her, causing the PRT to classify her as an anti-power Trump.
  • Noblesse Oblige: Invoked by Rin as the primary motivation of herself and Luvia for why they help larger society more than most magi. Taylor notes that at least in Rin's case, it's just an excuse for her inherent decency.
  • Not Quite Dead: Happens a few times due to Avalon.
    • First, to Caster during her second fight with Lung, where he manages to impale her with his claws.
    • Then again to Tattletale, where she is shot in the head by a sniper.
  • Not What It Looks Like: Said word-for-word by Overmind when Armsmaster comes across her and the Undersiders subduing an assassin in PRT gear.
  • Odd Name Out: Taylor breaks from the Theme Naming that the rest of Unit 09 subscribes to by dubbing herself Overmind.
  • One Steve Limit: Defied. While Earth Bet's capes try to come up with their own unique name, Shirou, Rin, and Saber completely disregard the convention in favor of the Servant classes they identify with, even after it's pointed out names like Archer and Caster are already taken.
  • Original Character:
    • Machina, the new Tinker and a leader of ABB splinter cell as of Chapter 12.
    • Accord's Ambassadors are also given several new characters to make them a more substantial obstacle to Unit 09.
    • Bạch Hổ note , a Vietnamese cape that works with an ABB breakaway group after Machina takes over. He's a Changer that turns into a tiger-like creature with bat wings, and generates an electric shock from his claws to stun opponents.
  • Perception Filter: It's hard to remember the exact location of Unit 09's base when you aren't keyed into the bounded field. Taylor gets around this by scouting with her swarm, while Coil's mercenaries presumably other methods.
  • Phlebotinum-Handling Requirements: To become a parahuman, the person needs to have magic circuits that a shard can attach to. If they don't have enough, the shard will create additional ones, patterned after the natural circuits of its host. If there are none, the shard will improvise. Which explains the Case 53s.
  • Place of Protection: Unit 09's home base is protected from intruders by magical defenses that, among other effects of varying lethality, provides a distinct void in Taylor's perception. Shirou and Rin's workshops are further fortified with additional defenses.
  • Polyamory: Though it isn't majorly stressed, Shirou, Saber, and Rin are mutually romantically involved with each other.
  • Pragmatic Hero:
    • Enforcer Unit 09, with the initial exception of Overmind, all have this mentality. They will either destroy Type-D a.k.a.Scion, or leave Earth-Bet to burn while fortifying the other dimensions against his influence. Tattletale's power tells her that they even have a body count rivaling the Slaughterhouse 9, but are heroes nonetheless.
      • Overmind herself quickly starts adopting Unit 09's more pragmatically brutal methods when she chops a man's trapped leg off to save his life, kills Bakuda by setting off her own bombs, and suggests to chop off every limb of the Butcher-possessed Spree in order to lessen the threat as well as make it easier to maintain capture.
    • Eidolon shows to be developing into this after his battle with Unit 09 in Boston, where he decides to turn to Tinkertech to aid his diminishing power.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: The Undersiders. All of them (except Tattletale) are doing it only for a paycheck and some favours from the boss, having no great plans. Grue even tells Overmind she should join the Wards to be safer.
  • Reason Before Honor: While Kaiser tries to rally the other villains into attacking Unit 09 for their disregard to the no-killing rule, Faultline is quick to remind him that he wasn't there to see Caster fight Lung and she wants no part of that mess.
  • Revealing Cover-Up:
    • Taylor notes that the protections on Unit 09's base leave a very distinct void to her senses.
    • Shortly after Tattletale learns about magic circuits, she discovers that her powers literally cannot provide information about them. As in "forbidden to talk about this". This makes her realize that Type-D is trying to hide something about magecraft.
    • In order to cover his mole's tracks, Coil gave him a false set of records including a fake family. When the assassin was killed, the PRT discovered that said "family" never even heard of him blowing his infiltration nearly wide open.
  • Rival Science Teams: Chapter 17 reveals that there is a bit of competition going on between Rin, Luvia, and Sion in who can contribute the most to their investigation of parahumans and Type-D.
  • Sadly Mythtaken: An In-Universe example. Saber claims that the dagger Carnwennan was never hers and that the legend was misappropriated.
  • Secret Public Identity: Saber, who uses her Servant class as both her public identity and codename. This, combined with her disinclination to conceal her identity, causes Taylor some consternation, who had just introduced the woman to her father.
  • Shock and Awe: By working together, Archer and Caster utilize a modified Vajra to create a lightning-wreathed Bounded Field that disrupts most electronic devices.
  • Silly Rabbit, Idealism Is for Kids!: Rin uses this as the reason for monetary compensation and hiring Taylor as part of Unit 09. Fighting threats like the Endbringers should at least offer mandatory life insurance, rather than using idealism and the Senseless Sacrifice that comes from fighting them.
  • Sliding Scale of Villain Threat: Type-D, later renamed Nidhogg, a.k.a. Scion, is considered an Omniversal threat to the point that if there is no conceivable way to destroy him, Zelretch will seal off the dimension of Earth Bet to save the rest. Even after receiving a downgrade in rank, he is still considered at least a Multiverse-level threat, but lost a lot of his danger when it was found out that he is not an Ultimate One.
  • Slowly Slipping Into Evil: Contemplated by Overmind during a meeting with Neo-Taiping's members led by Machina where they ask for permission to start on the drug trade. She notes that despite their intent to stay away from the more dangerous products, and trying to focus on the good of the local community, it wouldn't be hard to turn into just another drug gang where profit is the only concern.
  • Spoiler: An in-universe example. The end of Chapter 16 reveals that Tattletale will be working with Luvia, Rin, and Sion Eltnam in order to define parahuman powers using Earth Bet's categorization using the nomenclature of Earth Tav's paranormal world.
  • Stating the Simple Solution: In the face of Lisa's covert attempts to uncover Coil's identity without informing the rest of Unit 09, Taylor flatly tells her that just asking Unit 09 for help outright would be the both easier and safer way of doing things.
  • The Stations of the Canon: While Unit 09's actions have completely derailed the normal plot of Worm, the bank job and the meeting at Somer's Rock still happen on the same days. Word of God is that this merely a Contrived Coincidence.
  • Status Quo Is God: Discussed. Archer states that his point of contention against the PRT and Protectorate is due to their belief in this and it only serves to stagnate the situation within Brockton Bay.
  • Super Empowering: Happens to Taylor thrice beside the canon event:
    • Rin unlocks her Magic Circuits, granting her magecraft and a greater flexibility with her shard.
    • Shirou gifts her two Projected Noble Phantasms, boosting her fighting skills.
    • She uses her magecraft to Loophole Abuse and twist her parahuman power, granting herself Technopathy.
  • Superpower Lottery: The entire Unit 09 won it by the standards of Earth Bet, as they have some of the most powerful and versatile powers when compared to average parahuman.
  • Supreme Chef: Both Shirou and Rin are noted by Taylor as being phenomenal cooks.
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial: Overmind's denial of being jealous of Citrine's looks falls flat.
  • Taken for Granite: Caster is able to use the Internment Rite ability of her Black Keys to petrify opponents, as she managed to turn Lung's legs to stone during their fight. Due to her lack of religious faith, this is the only rite she is able to use.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: After agreeing to share info, Faultline is often annoyed with Rin for the trouble she tends to bring to her group, to say nothing of working with Tattletale. Additionally, Rin and Luvia often snipe at each other while both work together in their larger assignment of investigating Type-D.
  • That Person is Dead: After a brief talk with Shirou about her experience being bullied, and his sharing about the Fuyuki Fire, Taylor comes to realize the person she was before meeting Unit 09 is gone for good.
  • Theme Naming: The veteran members of Unit 09 adopt Code Names based on Servant Classes: Rin is Caster, while Shirou is Archer. Shirou suggests that Taylor go by Assassin to fit the theme, to her annoyance.
  • True Companions: While Taylor is initially insecure about her place in the group, after facing several conflicts with Unit 09, and their lending substantial aide in her personal life, she comes to realize their acceptance of her as this. Taken further when Archer semi-teasingly refers to her as the "little sister" of the group, much to her embarrassment.
  • Trust Password: When getting in contact with Saber in Chapter 22 during her detainment, Overmind uses Caster's penchant for wearing cat-printed pajamas and her Not a Morning Person status as this.
  • Underestimating Badassery: Everyone does this to Unit 09 to greater or lesser degree. In particular, Cauldron sends Eidolon to shake them up and take back the stolen vials. The only reason he survives to share just how badly they misgauged Unit 09's abilities, is because of Saber deliberately angling her strike to avoid his heart at the last second.
  • The Virus: This is what Alaya, and by extension the Church and the Mage's Association, considers Scion and Eden's shards to be, with parahumans being considered as symptoms of the infection. To the point of sending Counter Guardians after each and every instance of them.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: Lampshaded by Overmind in Chapter 12. She wonders why non-Changers like Stormtiger fight without any armor.
  • Wham Line:
    • Rin gives one at the end of Chapter 6:
      Rin: We are not the only ones from the Mage's Association on this world.
    • Chapter 16 reveals that this includes teams led by Luviagelita and Sion in London and Egypt, respectively.
      Authors: Edelfelt, L, Eltnam, S, Tohsaka, R, and Wilbourne, L
  • White-and-Grey Morality: This is the primary source of conflict between Taylor and the rest of Unit 09, as the latter don't follow the usual doctrine of a hero in Earth Bet culture. Tattletale even warns her to keep them on a leash, as their disregard to the no-killing rule could have devastating effects. It shows up again in Chapter 19, when Archer allows the reformed ABB, now named the Neo-Taiping, to sell drugs in order for them to have the funds to properly have a logistical base. Taylor hates the compromise, because she feels that such compromises spit on what proper heroes stand for. She is however forced to admit that morality is more shaded than she would like, but that denying it would be worse.
  • Wrong Context Magic: Magecraft is so much more versatile compared to parahuman powers that most people who don't know about it can only assume either Unit 09 is using Archer's power-lending ability to make their base abilities indiscernible, or that Unit 09 is somehow able to give their members new powers.
  • You Have GOT to Be Kidding Me!:
    • While Lisa is able to understand magecraft to a certain extent due to her powers, the sheer versatility compared to normal parahumans tend to cause her Thinker migraines. This is best seen when she sees Shirou explain Reinforcement.
    • Both she and Taylor react this way whenever they see the impossible things that Unit 09 are capable of doing, such as recovering from fatal wounds or creating super powerful weapons out of thin air.
    • Everyone's reaction to Squealer's mech.

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